DIIS' research and activities are organized in and across Research Units (and major commissioned works, if any).
A typical Research Unit consists of five to eight researchers, PhD students, and practitioners for a period of up to three year’s duration organized on the basis of a set of clearly defined aims and objectives and a detailed plan for research activities, dissemination of results, teaching, and income generating activities.
Investigates the new threats on the international security and defence agenda and the claim of a crisis in the liberal order
Focuses on foreign policy analysed on the background of both individual national European foreign policies and the EU, and on European relations to the US, Russia and other world actors
Examines key international development issues in the broader setting of trends and transformations in the global economy
Studies socio-political dynamics, transnational links and international relations in and to the Middle East
Civil-military relations in international operations; The Danish opt outs from the European Union; The colonial status of Greenland; Denmark in the Cold War