Regional Security Challenges

Project RuBase: Broadening and Deepening Understanding of Russia's Cross-Domain Coercion

Project RuBase proposes to engage the debate of Russia's strategic resurgence by deconstructing general trends in motivation, rhetoric, and behavior (principles, strategy, action) associated with Russia’s approach to exercising international power and influence across time, domains (military, information, energy, international institutions/governance), and regions (U.S., EU, Ukraine, and the Middle East).

Global Nuclear Security: Limited Nuclear Weapons Free Zone

Background And Concept: Limited Nuclear Weapons Free Zone – Northeast Asia (LNWFZ-NEA)

In 1991, the United States took steps to remove nuclear weapons from its operational ground forces and fleets throughout the world. This had an impact on the Korean Peninsula, facilitating treaties for the denuclearization of the peninsula between the North and the South. In the wake of this move, CISTP proposed the formation of a cooperative security community in Northeast Asia.

Global Nuclear Security


This program addresses the nonproliferation challenges associated with the burgeoning global renaissance of the commercial nuclear sector. Amid shifting technological, strategic, market, and legal landscapes, the nuclear weapons “have” and “have-not” states alike have struggled to extend credible commitments to separate civilian and military nuclear programs; and to provide secure, equitable, reliable, verifiable, and non-discriminatory fuel supply guarantees and spent fuel management.

Information Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection

More than 1.5 billion people in over 200 countries now spend a great deal of time in cyberspace. We work and shop there. We are educated and entertained there. We socialize with family, friends, and strangers in cyberspace. We are paid and we pay others through this medium. Tens of millions of commercial enterprises, and local, state, national, and international agencies do their business there. It has become a critical infrastructure in its own right, and it is embedded in almost all other critical infrastructures.

Information and Communications Technologies for Development

Research and Projects

This program explores information and communication technologies (ICTs) - in particular the internet and mobile networks - in low-income and low-infrastructure countries and contexts. This field is sometimes referred to as ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development). We are always on the look-out for new and exciting research prospects!