Centre for International Security
The Centre for International Security at the Hertie School aims to advance our understanding of the complex security challenges of the 21st century, particularly in Germany and Europe.
Our research pillars
The research conducted at the Centre for International Security focuses on the fundamentals of war and peace; that is the use or threat of use of force by state and non-state actors. We thereby cover traditional security topics such as alliance politics, great power competition, nuclear arms control, interstate and civil war, as well as topics that have gained prominence only in recent decades (e.g. terrorism and cyber- and hybrid warfare).