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Our Mission

The Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS) is an 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 took 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 was 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
Long-term lecturer at Reichman University, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy, Herzliya, Israel

Applications are now welcome for a long-term lecturer position at Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel

Exploring German-Swedish Collaborations at Research Infrastructures

A cooperation between the Center for X-rays in Swedish Material Science (CeXS) at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Linköping University and CASSIS will explore German-Swedish collaboration at Research Infrastructures.

CASSIS member Frederik Schmitz receives the prestigious Taiwan Fellowship at the Academia Sinica in Taipei

Frederik Schmitz is funded for his research project on the role of emotions and sensory perceptions in memory infrastructures in Taiwan and which influence these have on parties' political support. His case study examines museums and restaurants as nostalgic memory sites run by supporters and members of the Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang). These memory sites enable visitors to take a performative part in a curated Taiwanese past and let it affect them through sensory perceptions. According to the research hypothesis, these memory infrastructures are used to gain political support through nostalgia.

Festschrift in honor of the 65th birthday of Professor Xuewu Gu.: Macht und Machtverschiebung

This Festschrift in honor of Professor Xuewu Gu's 65th birthday brings together contributions on two closely intertwined key phenomena in international relations: Power and Power Shifts.
With contributions from numerous CASSIS members such as Prof. James D. Bindenagel, Dr. Enrico Fels, Dr. Hans-Dieter Heumann, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hilz, Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie. 

CASSIS-Members Maximilian Schranner, Philip Nock and Frederik Schmitz in Blog 49security

Cassis staff members Maximilian Schranner, Frederik Schmitz and Philip Nock, together with Lukas Hochscheidt and Leonie Hopgood, write a post on Blog 49security about why the next generation of security policymakers is ready to take responsibility for tough decisions. 

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.

Current Media Contributions
2023: EU decoupling from China?

Prof. Maximilian Mayer describes in an article for 9Dashline how the European Union could mitigate the systemic tendency towards a 'Second Cold War'.

Der Druck auf Österreich wird steigen

An article of the Wiener Zeitung about the study of Ulrich Schlie and the developments of NATO and their impact on the security policy of Austria.

A prince. A celebrity chef. A plot. And a warning for democracies everywhere

Thomas Weber comments on the Reichsbürger movement in a piece for CNN.

Warum zahlt die Schweiz für die F-35 so viel weniger, Frau Lambrecht? Dr. Joachim Weber in guest article for Focus

Dr. Joachim Weber in a guest article for Focus Online: ''Die Kritik an Christine Lambrecht reißt nicht ab. Berichte über eine Krise bei der Beschaffung der F-35 weist ihr Haus zwar zurück. Doch angesichts der Schweizer Konditionen für das Tarnkappenflugzeug ist Kopfschütteln angesagt. Was ist nur mit der Verteidigungsministerin los?"

La supremacía global en juego: por qué EE. UU. ha emprendido una guerra tecnológica contra China

Prof. Maximilian Mayer is a guest in a contribution by Deutsche Welle Español. In it, he takes a look at the consequences of the current US chip embargo for China, but also for European partner countries.

Dr. Joachim Weber zur Lage in der Ukraine im Interview mit Phoenix am 24.11.2022

Studio talk on Phoenix: On the current situation in Ukraine and Dr. Joachim Weber's assessment of the further course of the war in the winter.

Dr. Frank Umbach on the price cap on Russian oil in an interview with Phoenix on 05.12.22

Dr. Frank Umbach talks to Phoenix about the price cap on Russian oil.

Von einer Abhängigkeit in die nächste? Dr. Frank Umbach in an interview with WELT on the 30th of November 2022

Der Energieriese Qatar Energy hat laut Katars Energieminister Saad Scharida al-Kaabi Abkommen über Flüssiggaslieferungen nach Deutschland geschlossen. Das Gas solle an das US-Unternehmen Conoco Phillips verkauft werden, das es weiter nach Brunsbüttel liefere, sagte der Minister am Dienstag bei der Vertragsunterzeichnung in der katarischen Hauptstadt Doha. Die Lieferung soll 2026 beginnen und mindestens 15 Jahre laufen. Jährlich sollen bis zu 2 Millionen Tonnen geliefert werden.


Events

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

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Upcoming events
Navigating the Changing Security Landscape in Europe
Zoom
06:30 - 08:00
Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine has dramatically changed the security policy landscape in Europe. In reaction, the EU formally approved the Strategic ...
Past events
Wie China-kompetent sind wir?
Zoom
06:30 - 08:00
In order to meet China as a partner, competitor and rival on an equal footing, comprehensive China competence has been demanded and promoted in Germany for ...
Best practices in Afrika
Zoom
04:00 - 05:30
In the final part of the dialogue series "Security and Development Consequences of Climate Change in Africa", our experts look at the assessment of current ...
Wie Chinas junge Generation tickt
Zoom
06:30 - 08:30
Chinas rasante Modernisierung hat das Land zu einer führenden Wirtschafts- und Technologiemacht mit globaler Strahlkraft werden lassen. Nicht erst die ...
Nachhaltige Rohstoffgovernance in Afrika
Zoom
04:00 - 05:30
In the fifth part of the dialogue series "Security and Development Consequences of Climate Change in Africa", our experts look at the assessment of options for ...

Current Scientific Publications
Ukraine, NATO and the Black Sea

A publication by Dr. Iulian Romanyshyn, Research Fellow of CASSIS on NATO's Black Sea Strategic Alignment.

Assessing the Financial and Geoeconomic Implications of China’s Digital Currency

Together with Amir Elalouf, Maximilian Mayer has contributed a chapter called "Assessing the Financial and Geoeconomic Implications of China’s Digital Currency" in a publication edited by Tim Rühlig. It highlights the possible effects of the e-CNY on European security, values and competitiveness, and recommends steps to improve Europe’s economic and technological stance.

Helmut Kohl, Giulio Andreotti und der Prozess der Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands 1989/90

Prof. Ulrich Schlie on the process of reunification in the light of the friendship between Helmut Kohl and Giulio Andreotti.

‘We Never Plan for the Worst Case’: Considering the Case of Germany

"Events related to the Arab uprisings, ISIS’s rise to power and Russia’s aggression against parts of Ukraine in 2014 posed complex, though distinct challenges for the Federal Republic of Germany. How well were German leaders and officials informed about nascent as well as short-term developments beforehand and once these crises erupted? The widely shared appearance of sharp discontinuity in the way related historical processes unfolded raises questions about the degree to which decision makers and officials in government were taken by surprise."

Festschrift in honor of the 65th birthday of Professor Xuewu Gu.: Macht und Machtverschiebung

This Festschrift in honor of Professor Xuewu Gu's 65th birthday brings together contributions on two closely intertwined key phenomena in international relations: Power and Power Shifts.
With contributions from numerous CASSIS members such as Prof. James D. Bindenagel, Dr. Enrico Fels, Dr. Hans-Dieter Heumann, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hilz, Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie. 

Die nationalsozialistische Machtergreifung nach der Machtübertragung

The seizure of power by the National Socialists in January 1933 is a key event in world history. Hitler's rapid consolidation of power and the elimination of democracy virtually overnight still astonish and shock to this day. And to this day, historians disagree about the reasons for the end of the Weimar Republic and the rapid success of the National Socialists.


This book casts an international perspective on the epochal year 1933 90 years later and explores the questions: How could it happen? How can something similar happen again? And can we learn anything from it in times when democracies are under pressure and dictatorships are on the rise?

Infrastructuring Cyberspace: Exploring China’s Imaginary and Practices of Selective Connectivity

Nicolas Huppenbauer, Dr. Ying Huang and Prof. Maximilian Mayer explore the tension between digital fragmentations and connectivity in Chinese cyberspace and introduce a new term "selective connectivity".

Cyberspace Fragmentation from the Perspective of Technology Trends

Associate Fellow Ying Huang explores the issues of cyberspace fragmentation and global cyberspace governance in her article for the Journal of International Studies (国际政治研究). So far it is only available in Chinese.
 
 


Contact

CASSIS - Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Contact

+49 (0)228/73 3579

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D-53117 Bonn

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