I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.

George Burns

13 Russian citizens have been criminally charged in the United States for conspiring to “sow discord in the U.S. political system,” including the 2016 presidential election.


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Conflict and Fragility

The Program covers research on the political and economic conflicts and fragility dynamics of the 21st century.

Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs

The Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs Program explores how countries employ their national security tools to protect and advance their interests and values across a number of sectors. The program focuses on researching new trends in foreign policy and forecasting potential challenges.

Energy and Ecology Security

This program analyzes the status and shifts of global policies and the accompanying implications for international and regional security. In particular, the program focuses on shifting energy dynamics, the geopolitical challenges associated with a changing climate, and powerful economic fluctuations. The EES Program develops practical strategies to help decision-makers understand, anticipate, and respond to a dynamic global environment.

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European Union

The program focus is on the perspectives of development of the EU, the issues of integration and future cooperation.


The Migration Policy Program seeks to strengthen the capacity of governments to manage migration flows and foster regional and international cooperation in pursuit of orderly migration patterns and the protection of migrants.

photo: United Nations Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Juao Pinto

Peace and Stabilization

The Program offers insights and innovative approaches on how to diminish the occurrence, intensity, and impact of violence. We bring a full set of tools and skills to our research portfolio to address the challenges of instability and conflict across a number of dimensions around the world.

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Security and Terrorism

The Program focuses on the strategic choices and opportunities available to preserve and extend peacebuilding capacities. From assessing past, present, and future security environments to exploring alternative operating concepts and basing options to testing alternatives through innovative scenarios and war games, the program aims to be a centre of innovation and action.

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Women and security

The Program builds local, national and global communities that empower women in many different countries and encourages the active civic engagement of women and men who understand the importance of inclusive and diverse participation in peace and security.