The Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) 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 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. The CSDS is pleased to host the KF-VUB Korea Chair and the Japan Chair.
The 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 programme, the CSDS is also emerging as a European hub for analysis of geopolitical and security dynamics in East Asia.
International security and strategy
Geopolitics and security in the Indo-Pacific
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CSDS inaugurates two projects in Brussels under its Bridging Allies initiative
CSDS meets with Australian Foreign Minister and EEAS Secretary General
Tudor Petru Fabian successfully defends his PhD thesis
CSDS Policy Briefs
The CSDS Policy Brief series covers a range of topical subjects in the field of security, diplomacy, and strategy. To receive future editions in your mailbox, subscribe here.
One Step Back, Two Steps Forward: the EU, NATO and Emerging and Disruptive Technologies
The U.S.-South Korea alliance and the deterrence of China’s aggression against Taiwan
Unlike Russia, the West has a better chance of deterring China from invading Taiwan
Shockwaves: How does the War in Ukraine Impact the EU’s Grand Strategy?
Military Alliances and the Challenges to the Use of Military Force
Paths to sustainable trade: mini or multilateralism?
In the media
Frontiers Policy Labs: Global challenges, science diplomacy
Bientôt une guerre civile aux États-Unis ? "C'est une vraie possibilité, me disent les militaires"
EU Policy and Outreach Partnership (EUPOP) in the Republic of Korea (RoK)