Our mission is to promote international security and support states and societies in achieving peace through academic research and policy work on issues related to the multifaceted, complex nature of contemporary international and regional security environments.

We have expertise in:

  • Security and defence,
  • Defence engagement,
  • Conflict, security and development,
  • Peace processes,
  • Security sector governance,
  • Governance,
  • Rule of law,
  • International law,
  • Human rights law,
  • Humanitarian law,
  • Islamic law,
  • Human security,
  • Transitional justice.

We focus on governance, law, rule of law, peacebuilding, state building, human rights, transitional justice and transparency. We support states, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, think tanks, public institutions, private companies, armed forces, academic partners, and the security and defence industry around the world.

Current clients include the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the UK Royal Air Force, the UK Ministry of Defence, the British Red Cross and more.

Our team has the expertise and agility required to adapt to pre-conflict situations up to post conflict situations, including internal disturbances. We deploy around the world through educational programmes, research opportunities and private contracts. We offer thematic expertise, rooted into inter-disciplinarity, as well as regional expertise.

Our priorities are academic education, training, research, knowledge transfer and impact.

We work in tandem with other centres at Cranfield University to offer the best support and ensure sustainable peace for states, societies, communities and beneficiaries.