Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies
We build a world where the impact of illicit finance on global security is recognised and understood by everyone, and the response is transformative.
We are global research leaders on cyber policy and security. We are committed to understanding the impact of cyber on governments, companies and societies.
Defence, Industries and Society
We address the defence management agenda, focusing on acquisition, supply chain management and the place of defence in society.
We map and analyse geopolitical competition, conflict, and cooperation across the key security regions of the world: the Indo-Pacific; Sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East and North Africa; Latin America; Europe and Eurasia.
We provide thought leadership on the use of military force in the 21st century, from strategic concepts to technical platforms.
Organised Crime and Policing
We are dedicated to understanding and addressing current and future organised crime and policing challenges, both in the UK and worldwide.
Open Source Intelligence and Analysis (OSIA)
OSIA works at the cutting edge of open-source intelligence and analytics to derive insights on important questions related to national security and defence.
Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
We analyse nuclear, chemical and biological weapons issues, promoting better policy and greater public understanding.
Terrorism and Conflict
We are committed to identifying and analysing the complex challenges of conflict, violent extremism and terrorism in the UK, Europe and globally.
We are committed to engaging in research and implementation on countering violent extremism and to identifying the underlying drivers of conflict in Africa.
Cross-Cutting Research Programmes
Climate, Energy and Environmental Security Research Programme
A programme that addresses climate change as the backdrop to all national security, defence and foreign policy discourses.
Technology and National Security (TNS) Research Programme
A programme at the forefront of national and international debates on the role of technology in transforming the global security landscape.