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.
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.
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Maximilian Ernst successfully defends PhD thesis
CSDS inaugurates two projects in Brussels under its Bridging Allies initiative
CSDS meets with Australian Foreign Minister and EEAS Secretary General
CSDS Policy Briefs
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Order: the Financing of Alliances and Western Power
One Step Back, Two Steps Forward: the EU, NATO and Emerging and Disruptive Technologies
Strategic competition: Toward a genuine step-change for Europe’s defense industry?
Propulsion and Deterrence: The Nuclear Dimensions of AUKUS and the Bridging of Alliances
In every crisis an opportunity? European Union integration in defence and the War on Ukraine
Paths to sustainable trade: mini or multilateralism?
In the media
Slaat Saudi-Arabië een nieuwe weg in?
Erdogan verdwijnt niet door hem weg te wensen
France's Macron is sending China the wrong signals
EU Policy and Outreach Partnership (EUPOP) in the Republic of Korea (RoK)