Defence & Security

Charting a course towards a safer world.   

The Academy's Defence & Security section focuses on the theory and practice of international security studies. Undergraduate and postgraduate scholars from top universities all around the world share their best academic projects on a plethora of security-related thematic concentrations. Among these include, just to mention a few, the relationship between security discourse and practice, European defense, WMD proliferation, the military-industrial complex, NATO, cybersecurity, critical security studies and human security.


Angelica Faotto

Is Inequality and/or Health a Security Threat? We are witnessing an unprecedented “political revolution in the area of health” (Fidler 2005, p.179). No impregnable wall exists between a world that…

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Angelica Faotto

Introduction Nuclear weapons have been at the centre of the international system and of diplomatic and policy discourses for more than sixty years, and they have become ever more prominent…

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Leon Donadoni

 Why the U.S. Should Recur to Private Military Firms to Achieve its Foreign Policy Objectives Following the Peace of Westphalia, the state has traditionally been the lone locus of military…

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Professor Mark Swilling analyses the alleged involvement of #SouthAfrican President Jacob Zuma in driving the… https://t.co/yBfcNvyRCg

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Manuela Lavinas Picq, Professor of International Relations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, analyses how the… https://t.co/VkjMTsbezq

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“Is it time to toss the practical and normative benefits of #democratic institutions, rights, and processes to meet… https://t.co/KqtsxyDbLV

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