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Our Mission

The Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS) is a new interdisciplinary research center at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn in the field of strategic foresight, European and security policy research. Committed to the approach "Global Challenges Need European Responses", CASSIS contributes in interdisciplinary and inter-institutional work to develop, evaluate and publicly discuss European strategies to current challenges in the field of foreign and security policy. 


Current

Dossier Ukraine

The experts of CASSIS offer in various formats from their interdisciplinary perspectives classification and analysis on the Russian attack on Ukraine and its background.

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The International Security Forum Bonn 2022

From 29 September to 2 October 2022, the ISFB will take place for the seventh time in the UN and federal city as the most significant international security conference in North Rhine-Westphalia and all neighboring federal states. After two years of digital/hybrid implementation during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, in 2022, the ISFB will again be conducted entirely in person.


Our Focus

Research at CASSIS revolves around a broad conception of security: On the one hand, the focus lies on the interdisciplinary examination of traditional foreign and security issues such as inter-state conflicts, competing international systems of order and a return of geopolitics. On the other hand, researchers examine non-traditional security challenges such as cyber and energy security, terrorism and human security, focusing in particular on health and food security.

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EUCERS: Climate an Energy Security

European Cluster for Climate, Energy and Resource Security

Lead:
Dr. Friedbert Pflüger
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hilz,
Prof. Dr. Volker Kronenberg,

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Security and Strategy Research

Henry Kissinger Professorship for Security and Strategy Research




Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie

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Global Infrastructure

Politik and Governance of Global Infrastructures



Lead:
Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer

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International Security Forum Bonn

The ISFB is a high-level international event to ensure dialogue on current foreign and security policy issues.

News
CASSIS Senior Fellow Dr. Katharina C. Cramer receives prestigious DAAD PRIME Fellowship

Dr. Katharina C. Cramer receives presitgious DAAD PRIME Fellowship.

On the way to a circular economy

Dr. Katharina Cramer and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer will lead a sub-project of the four-year EU project called ReMade@ARI from September 1st.

Measurement of Digital Dependence

The Digital Dependence Index provides a precise description of the state of affairs that can be used to assess whether the current policy approach in Brussels and Berlin, as well as the extent of the investments that have been initiated, are more than merely symbolic.

Call for Paper!

for the anthology "Strategic Competition in Space. Politics, Law, Security and Economics in Space".

International Security Forum Bonn 2021 Report

The International Security Forum Bonn 2021 was a high-level international event to ensure a dialogue on contemporary topics of foreign and security politics.

Report Sicherheitsforschung.NRW

The new report provides an overview of the state of security policy research in North Rhine-Westphalia (in German and English language).

DAAD call for a lectureship in Israel

Call for applications for a long-term lectureship in strategy, diplomacy and international security policy at Reichman University in Herzliya, Israel.

Current Media Contributions
"Zeitenwende" and Germany's new role

The start of the International Security Forum Bonn 2022.

Zwei Szenarien sind nun entscheidend für Krieg oder Frieden

Prof. James Bindenagel und Prof. Dr. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder analysieren mögliche Szenarien für den weiteren Verlauf des Krieges.

„Es gibt Aufforderungen, auch die Stadtwerke zu verstaatlichen“

Dr. Frank Umbach zu einer möglichen Verstaatlichung der Stadtwerke bei WeltN24.

Putins neue Kriegs-Strategie bedeutet „das Ende jeglicher Illusionen“

Prof. Dr. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder in FocusOnline zur Teilmobilmachung in Russland und neue Eskalationsstufen. 

Ukraine-Experte kritisiert Bundesregierung: „Scholz und Lambrecht handeln nach dem Sankt-Florian-Prinzip“

Prof. Dr. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder explains in Focus the actions of the German government in the Ukraine war

Putin’s vision from the mountaintop

Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber explains, how a speech by the Russian leader in a Greek monastery in 2016 holds the key to explaining why Russia is at war today.

Energy expert Umbach: "We not only have an energy crisis, but also an electricity crisis"

Dr. Frank Umbach, head of research at the EUCERS cluster, in an interview with WeltN24 on 28.08.22.

Dr. Joachim Weber in an interview at RTL on 24.08.22

Dr. Joachim Weber, Senior Visiting Fellow, explains the war situation in Ukraine after six months.


Events

CASSIS offers a wide range of events on current foreign and security policy issues. 

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Upcoming events
Assessing Climate and Security Research in North Rhine-Westphalia
via Zoom
05:00 - 06:30
This Panel Discussion is part of the Bonn Future Lab on Strategic Foresight "Climate Change and Security". The Bonn Future Lab is a new multi-day format ...
The Importance and Implementation of Strategic Foresight
Am Hof 1, 53111 Bonn and ...
09:00 - 11:00
This Event is part of the Bonn Future Lab on Strategic Foresight "Climate Change and Security". The Bonn Future Lab is a new multi-day format consisting of ...
Future Global Megatrends, Development Cooperation and Security
Am Hof 1, 53111 Bonn & ...
02:30 - 03:30
This Event is part of the Bonn Future Lab on Strategic Foresight "Climate Change and Security". The Bonn Future Lab is a new multi-day format consisting of ...
A View on Climate Change and Security from the Regions
Am Hof 1, 53111 Bonn and ...
09:00 - 11:00
This Event is part of the Bonn Future Lab on Strategic Foresight "Climate Change and Security". The Bonn Future Lab is a new multi-day format consisting of ...
Past events
New Cultural Technologies? Digitalization of Memory Practices
Regina-Pacis-Weg 3, ...
06:30 - 08:00
Has digitalization changed the way we remember personally and collectively? Through their omnipresence, digital applications and infrastructures seem to be ...
Franco-German dialogue: "A new nuclear age?"
Via Zoom
06:30 - 08:00
At least since Russia's renewed attack on Ukraine in February 2022, nuclear weapons, almost forgotten after the end of the Cold War, have once again been the ...
Climate change-related threats to water security
Webinar via Zoom
04:00 - 05:30
The dimensions and consequences of climate change pose enormous challenges, especially for Africa. The problems are no longer limited to the more direct ...
Die sicherheitspolitische Bedeutung des Weltraums
Festsaal Bonn ...
06:00 - 07:30
Space is infinite, but the coveted spaces around the Earth are limited - and contested. Satellites operate here, providing services that have become an ...

Current Scientific Publications
South Korea's Response to COVID-19: Lessons for Pandemic Preparedness and Agile Crisis Management

Prof. Maximilian Mayer and Ga Young Lee are examining the genesis of South Korea's proactive pandemic management and the resulting learning processes.

Chinas Interesse an Afghanistans Rohstoffreichtum

Dr. Frank Umbach discusses China's interest in Afghanistan's wealth of raw materials and the implications for EU security of supply with regard to critical raw materials.

China's Engagement in Africa: Activities, Effects and Trends

Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer writes on China's technological influence in Africa as part of a Center for Global Studies publication.

“Der Glasgower Klimagipfel 2021 – Die Energie- und Klimapolitik der Hauptemittenten EU, USA, China und Russland“

Dr Frank Umbach discusses the Glasgow 2021 Climate Summit in his publication in Political Studies.

Russia’s Cyber Fog in the Ukraine War

The all-out Russian war effort to conquer Ukraine will lead to a rise in cyberattacks on both Ukrainian and Western critical infrastructure.

Digital currencies, monetary sovereignty, and U.S.–China power competition

Prof. Dr. Maximilan Mayer and Dr. Ying Huang discuss digital currencies, monetary sovereignty, and U.S.–China power competition in their new research article. 

“Russland und das EU-Ölembargo“

Dr Frank Umbach writes in European Security and Technology (ES&T) about the EU oil embargo and its impact on Russia.

Power in the Age of Datafication: Exploring China’s Global Data Power

Prof. Maximilian Mayer and Dr. Ying Huang are examining Chinese data power by providing a new conceptual framework.


Contact

CASSIS - Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Contact

+49 (0)228/73 3579

cassis(at)uni-bonn.de

Adress

4th Floor
Römerstraße 164
D-53117 Bonn

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