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Research centres and groups

Our research centres and groups contribute to world-leading research and teaching in security studies that develops new empirical knowledge, employs innovative theory, and addresses vital policy issues. 

Africa Research Group

The Africa Research Group provides a hub for Africa-focused research within the War Studies Department and across the College.

Asian Security & Warfare Research Group

The Asian Security & Warfare Research Group (ASWRG) is the prime forum of intellectual exchange and debate for scholars, practitioners, and researchers interested in one of the most dynamic regions of the world.

Centre for Defence Studies

CDS is a world-leading Centre for Defence and security research, thought-leadership, consultancy and executive development run by director Professor John Gearson.

Centre for Grand Strategy

The Centre for Grand Strategy seeks to bring a greater degree of historical and strategic expertise to statecraft, diplomacy and foreign policy.

Centre for Science & Security Studies

The Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) contributes knowledge and understanding to policy and scholarly debates at the intersection of science and security.

Centre for the Study of Divided Societies

The Centre for the study of Divided Societies provides a global focal point for teaching and research on ethno-national problems that divide and unite societies across the modern world.

Conflict & Health Research Group

Academic cross disciplinary initiative to study the intersection of global health, security, and political governance in conflict-affected fragile states and regions.

Conflict Records Unit

The Conflict Records Unit specialises in primary sources of contentious, war-related provenance and enduring historical value

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