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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 

Save the date for 2022!
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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Political risks for German companies in China increased significantly

Maximilian Mayer interviewed by Stuttgarter Zeitung on Chinese investments and the impact of geopolitics on German companies in China

Counter-Terrorism, Ethics and Technology

This open access book, edited by Dr. Scott Robbins et. al., discusses how emerging technologies are used for terrorism and countering terrorism. It also ethically evaluates the uses of new technologies for counter-terrorism.

Cyber Achilles? On the Importance of Undersea-Cables in the 21st Century

Winning essay of the Young Transatlantic Initiative Essay Competition 2021 by Vladimir Stosic.

Open letter to Annalena Baerbock

Dr. Friedbert Pflüger addresses an open letter to the new German Foreign Minister.

Opinion Piece "Und tappen weiter von Krise zu Krise?"

An opinion piece on the need for Strategic Foresight by our Senior Professor James D. Bindenagel and Prof. Dr. Heinemann-Grüder (in German).

The Western Balkans and the Future of Europe

A statement by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie (et. al.) on the question "Should the Western Balkans participate in the Conference on the Future of Europe?"

Interview "Kampf um Weltmacht – eine Chance für Europa"

Interview with Prof. Dr. Xuewu Gu about Europe's chances amid contending global powers (in German).

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 (in German).

Upcoming Events

Cancelled: Ungenutzte Potenziale?

Unfortunately, the event cannot take place as planned.

Chinesische Globalisierung und moderne Metropolen

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

Europe and Russia

Is a Dialogue Possible?

Space: Strategic Challenge for the European Union

Part of the series "German-Franco Strategic Dialogue" (in German and French)

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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