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In 2019, several representatives of multiple faculties of the University of Bonn founded the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS) as an interdisciplinary research center for strategic foreign policy, European and security studies. It includes the Henry Kissinger Professorship for Security and Strategy Research as well as the Professorship for International Relations and Global Politics of Technology.

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International Security Forum Bonn 2022 

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Find detailed information on this year's International Security Forum here.

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Report: Sicherheitsforschung.NRW

Read here our latest report on the current state of security policy research in North Rhine-Westphalia (in German).

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Report Sicherheits- forschung.NRW

Our brand new report provides an overview of the state of security policy research in North Rhine-Westphalia (in German).

Article "Die Türkei als islamischer Staat und ihre außenpolitische Agenda"

An article by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie on Turkey's geostrategic orientation, foreign policy orientation and self-perception.

Coalition agreement – security policy: what is new, what will remain?

An article by Prof. Dr. Schlie on new accents in security policy and adjustments to security policy instruments in the 2021 coalition agreement.

"A large amount of trust has been lost, and the credibility of institutions is at stake"

Maximilian Mayer on the fourth COVID-19 wave with Deutschlandfunk Nova

UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

Recent analyses and publications by Dr. Frank Umbach on the energy and climate policies of the most important global emitters.

Between disinterest and a new Great Game

Article by Dr. Joachim Weber on revived maritime ambitions of the U.S. in the Arctic region.

Has China peaked?

A commentary by Prof. Dr. Emilian Kavalski and Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer on Chinese foreign policy.

AUKUS Deal: Europe’s Global Strategy Falls Short

An opinion piece by our Senior Professor James D. Bindenagel on the impact of AUKUS on the European Union and the need for a common approach towards China.

Arctic Conflict Area

A recent publication by our Senior Research Fellow Dr. Joachim Weber on consequences of climate change and geopolitical power shifts in the Arctic.


Upcoming Events

Varieties of Capitalism and Governance in China

Part of the lecture series “Understanding China's Modernity – European Reflections”

European Strategic Dialogue

Part of the lecture series "European Strategic Dialogue"


Open Positions

 We are always looking for support for our team! If you want to join CASSIS, you can find our current job vacancies here.

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