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Our world-leading research creates new empirical knowledge and understanding, develops and employs innovative theory, and has a direct and sustained impact on international security debates, policy and practice. With our unparalleled research power we aim to be a global hub for subject innovation, partnering and inter-disciplinarity in the field and beyond.


Insights from our community: The war in Ukraine explained

Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, academics from our School of Security Studies and King’s Russia Institute are sharing their expert analysis of how things got to this point, what we know so far and what might happen next.

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Insights from our community: The London Defence Conference

Security and defence experts and leading political figures from around the world attended a major two-day conference at King’s, discussing how to better navigate the geopolitical and geo-economic challenges – both now and in the future.

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SSPP 2023 Impact awards: Dr Zeno Leoni

Dr Zeno Leoni's project, Deconstructing China's challenge to the Liberal International Order, explores the relationship between China and the West. It looks at the history and current climate of foreign policy and decision-making that has led to the political tensions between the two.

SSPP 2023 Impact awards: Professor David Whetham and Professor Martin Bricknell

Professor David Whetham and Professor Martin Bricknell explore the ethics of military decision-making through their project 'Enhancing Ethics Education for the Military - Medical and Military'. They developed a physical deck of cards intended to promote discussion through game play, focusing on different aspects of military and medical military ethics questions.

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