Defence and security
Our research unit examines the developments on both the global, transatlantic, European and Danish level.
Our current research is organized into 6 themes:
- Danish Defence and Security
- European & Transatlantic Security
- Global Security Dynamics
- Failed States, Conflict Management & Capacity-Building in Africa
- Weapons of Mass Destruction, Non-Proliferation & Disarmament
- Trends in Security
Each theme is divided into a range of subprojects highlighting different aspects of the issues at stake. The goal is to provide interdisciplinary and in-depth knowledge of issues central to international security and Danish defence.
The global security agenda consists of a complex constellation of threats, actors and issues. Today the international order is challenged in numerous ways. Traditional concerns about inter-state conflict, nuclear deterrence and transatlantic cooperation continue to demand the attention of researchers and politicians.
At the same time, relatively new issues such as terrorism, failing states and piracy increasingly challenge the institutional framework, political bargains and ideas that have underpinned our thinking about defence and security.
Security policy increasingly overlaps with diplomacy, development and other forms of soft security. As a result, defence has long ceased to be a purely military matter.
Louise Riis Andersen, head of the research unit
Download DIIS, Defence & Security Project Plan 2012 (pdf, 96 KB)