Our work within the issue area of International Security aims to provide evidence-based analyses of contemporary security challenges and discuss the ways in which the field of international security is shaped by societal, political and technological trends in the 21st century.
Failed states, conflicts over resources, terrorism and refugee crises represent only some of the global challenges facing political leaders as part of the post-Cold War global security structure at the break of the 21st century.
Indeed, the international system of the present, characterized by an increasingly multipolar world order and a growing number of political actors, is becoming ever more complex. The rise of non-state actors is placing the international law apparatus under constant pressure while threats to global peace and security deviate from the traditional state-to-state construct, rendering the division between the classic military and civil dimensions redundant.
Our work within this issue area serves to facilitate a platform to explore contemporary global trends in the field of international security. Together with our experts and partners we exchange on ways to effectively tackle the aforementioned challenges from within an international framework, thus providing new impulses for the security policy debate in Israel and beyond.
Our research addresses topics such as international security regimes in the face of the post-Cold War global order, the intersection of international security and international law, the future of war, the future of liberal democracies in times of global security crises, broadening the field of security in the 21st century and the changes in warfare pioneered by new technology and societal changes. The program also examines regional security issues, with a particular focus on Europe and the Middle East.
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