Intelligence, Security and Strategic Studies
Members work on a variety of topics, including:
- Foreign Policy
- Security Studies
- Nuclear Non-Proliferation
- Humanitarian Intervention
- Conflict Prevention
- Energy Security
- Great Power Politics
- Rising powers
The group holds regular events and hosts a variety of speakers from academia and the policy world.
Current Doctoral Researchers
- Edmund Brown "How do failed states conduct diplomacy"
- Ashley Cox "America's wars of choice"
- Stephen Ellis "Middle East power balancing"
- Mohammed Elmahdi "Libya and the Chemical Weapons Convention"
- Bernard Fenech "The United Stated and China: Strategic Choices for the 21st Century"
- Talat Farouq "US-Pakistan relations in the 1990s: the rise of the Taliban"
- Gavan Gray "Japan's defence industry and its role in national security"
- James Johnson "Sino-American Relations (2008-2012): Obama's Asia-Pacific Strategic 'Pivot' and 'Security Dilemma' Hazards"
- Haro Libarid "Justice, order and humanitarian intervention: from Kosovo to Iraq"
- James Mac Haffie "Security Communities and Regional Rivalries: The SCO as Institutional Constraint on Central Asian Security Cooperation"
- Kamaran Murad "International law and self-determination for Kurdish minorities in Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria"
- Jean Perois "What realism for which future"
- Jabbar Saeed "British foreign policy towards Iraq 2003-2009"
We warmly welcome applications for Doctoral Research linked to the research areas mentioned above. For more information on the Department's PhD programme.
ISSS linked MA Degree Programmes
- MA International Relations and World Order - campus-based or distance learning
- MA International Security - campus-based or distance learning
- MA in Diplomatic Studies - distance learning only
For more on the Department's campus and distance learning MA programmes.
Recently held events
- Dr Sam Raphael (co-founder of The Rendition Project) spoke on The Rendition Project, 19th March 2014
- 'Security by Remote Control' research seminar by Prof Paul Rogers (Bradford), on 5th February 2014
- 'Of Maoists and Men: reflections of an academic in the middle of a peace process' research seminar by Prof Paul Jackson (Birmingham), on 27th November 2013
- 'Law and intelligence in the Cold War: detention without trial in Hong Kong 1949-1971' research seminar by Prof Carol Jones (Wolverhampton), on 23rd October 2013
- 'New Perspectives on Global Nuclear Order': Inaugural conference of the BISA Global Nuclear Order working group, held on Thursday 19th September 2013. For more information.
- Our inaugural ISSS PhD research colloquium was held on 17th June 2013.
- Air Chief Marshall Sir Brian Burridge gave a talk on the future of air power on 20th March 2013, 5pm Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1. For more information.
- New Labour: A Retrospective - A one-day workshop held on 27th March 2013, which critically reflected on New Labour’s achievements in office: its successes, failures and the lessons that can be learned for the current Labour Party as it looks ahead to the 2015 general election. For more information.