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Institute of Security and Global Affairs


Within the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, research is organised around four main themes:

Terrorism and Political Violence

This research group studies terrorism and other politically motivated violence.
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Security and Cyberspace

The focus here is on research into the influence of the cyber sphere on society, and how digital technology affects more traditional concepts such as government, law, international relations, sovereignty and conflict.
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Diplomacy and Global Affairs

This field of research concentrates on the shifting power configurations in the world, conflict prevention and the work and influence of various players in world politics.
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Governance of Crises

This research group studies the symptoms, causes and dynamic of crises and the challenges of crisis management.
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Intelligence and Security

Within the research area Intelligence and security, intelligence is studied from a political, historical, ethical, judicial, and methodological perspective.
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