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The research area has the objective of contributing to the production of knowledge in the areas of global security, threats and challenges’ analysis, conflicts, defense and security policies in the national and dimension, and within its international framework and of the initiatives that contribute to the development of cooperation strategies in the field of security and defense.
In order to develop and consolidate knowledge and debate, IDN promotes research activities aimed at:

  • Analysis of the major issues in the area of foreign policy, national and international security and defense, at conceptual, theoretical and applied levels;
  • Development of research projects and promotion of studies in support of decision-making processes;
  • Contribute to training, dissemination and debate activities, namely through the organization of round tables, workshops, seminars and national and international conferences;
  • Promotion of scientific production through the preparation of articles, working papers and books;
  • Development of partnerships with national and foreign counterpart institutions and agencies.

The research area is organized within the Studies and Research Center (CEI), in eight main research lines: Politics and International Security; Transatlantic Relations; European Security and Defense Policy; Security and Development in Africa; National Security and Defense Strategy; Security Culture and Citizenship; Brazil and the South Atlantic; and The Sea and the National Interest.

The CEI is coordinated by Isabel Ferreira Nunes.

The research area is supported by of advisors and researchers in full or part-time, either IDN residents or guests.

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