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Research & Analysis

The Centre is involved in a wide range of research projects related to the intersection of science and security, with a focus on CBRN security and proliferation, and in association with a number of partners.

In each of the research strands provided below, CSSS members are producing academically rigorous and policy-relevant research. More information on recent publications can be found here. Current and past funders include the Carnegie Corporation of New York, MacArthur Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the European Commission, and the US State Department.

Nuclear Security

Reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism and other non-state actor threats through improved understanding of the adversary and efforts to secure nuclear and radiological materials.

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Arms Control

Exploring the future of arms control and the impact of emerging technology and social media on deterrence and escalation in the nuclear domain.

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Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

Advancing understanding and debate around global efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their delivery systems.

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Project Alpha

Project Alpha is an autonomous research and knowledge transfer programme focused on non-proliferation, sanctions and strategic trade controls based within CSSS.



Policy Engagement

Policy Engagement

CSSS works with government officials and industry in the UK and internationally.



By bringing together an extensive network of national and international partners with vibrant…



In partnership with INSEN, CSSS launched in 2010 the world's first professional development course…

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