Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy


The Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the key contemporary security and diplomatic challenges of the 21st Century – and their impact on Europe – while reaching out to the policy community that will ultimately need to handle such challenges. Our expertise in international politics and security studies will seek to establish comprehensive theoretical and policy coverage of strategic competition and its impact on Europe, whilst paying particular attention to the transatlantic relationship and the wider Indo-Pacific region. Diplomacy as a field of study will be treated broadly and comparatively to encompass traditional statecraft and foreign policy analysis, as well as public, economic and cultural diplomacy.


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CSDS builds on a critical mass of scholars with expertise and publication track record in the areas of diplomacy and security, and an ample network of policy and expert contacts within Brussels and beyond. Thanks to its Korea Chair and Japan Chair, CSDS is also emerging as a European hub for analysis of geopolitical and security dynamics in East Asia.

Key themes

  • International security and strategy

  • Transatlantic relations

  • Geopolitics and security in the Indo-Pacific

  • Diplomacy and statecraft
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In the media

Slaat Saudi-Arabië een nieuwe weg in?

Source: De Standaard
BSoG team: Koert Debeuf
Posted on 01.06.2023
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Erdogan verdwijnt niet door hem weg te wensen

Source: De Standaard
BSoG team: Koert Debeuf
Posted on 15.05.2023
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France's Macron is sending China the wrong signals

Source: Nikkei Asian Review
BSoG team: Céline Pajon
Posted on 12.04.2023
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EU Policy and Outreach Partnership (EUPOP) in the Republic of Korea (RoK)

Period December 2019 - January 2024
Funded By

European Commission

CSDS-Asia Matters Podcast

Period May 2021 - December 2023