Defence and security

Examining traditional security threats and how various states use military forces and strategies both for defence purposes and to project power overseas.

Border protection, deterrence against military aggression and attacks by non-state actors, such as terrorism, are crucial to nations and states preserving national security.

Our research analyses how states and international institutions define the limits of war, how best to preserve peace, reconciliation and post-conflict development, and interventions within the context of international law.

Organized crime activities on an international scale have spiralled, with issues such as the global drug trade, human trafficking, and various forms of corruption posing significant security problems.