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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.

Our projects are focused in three main areas:


RUSI Puff Research

CSSS staff carry out a range of research under the broad theme of non-proliferation. Current areas of focus include illicit trade and export controls, sanctions and the insurance industry, Iran's nuclear programme and Syria's chemical weapons

Part of a nuclear explosion

 Staff and associates are involved in a number of projects relating to nuclear security narrowly defined to include the security of fissile material, civil and military nuclear facilities and other measures related to the prevention of nuclear terrorism. Research in this area also informs CSSS' teaching and knowledge transfer activities.


From promoting the development of the next generation of experts, to exploring the factors influencing verification of nuclear warhead dismantlement, CSSS staff are involved in a range of projects that relate to disarmament and strategic stability.


In each of these areas, 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 YorkMacArthur 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, Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS)


Nuclear Non-proliferation treaty Briefing Book
Students as Weapons Inspectors
Nuclear Security Briefing Book
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