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Security and Statecraft

Research cluster in the Department of International Relations

Our understanding of ... particular events and developments can often be enhanced by identifying or seeing them as part of a larger pattern.

Professor Peter Trubowitz

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Watch our
Spotlight on our Security and Statecraft researchers:
Dr Anna Getmansky and Professor Chris Alden

Spotlight on our Security and Statecraft researchers: Dr Anna Getmansky and Prof Chris Alden Spotlight on our Security and Statecraft researchers: Dr Anna Getmansky and Prof Chris Alden
Production: Ben Garfield (Shine a Light Productions) and Sarah Helias (Department of International Relations)

Dr Anna Getmansky and Professor Chris Alden talk about the Security and Statecraft research cluster, and how it generates knowledge exchange in the Department and beyond.

They discuss their research, the main users of their findings, and exchange views on digital diplomacy, China in Africa and public opinion in the context of refugee integration in Turkey. 

This video has been funded by LSE’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund. It was recorded in June 2021 during the Covid pandemic when the UK was in lockdown.

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Watch the cluster introductory film 

This short film looks at the issues and diverse theoretical approaches involved in statecraft: the foreign policies and strategies of states and non-state actors; the wars and conflicts that sometimes result; and diplomacy and security relations.

Contributors: Professor Tarak Barkawi, Dr Milli Lake, Jacklyn Majnemer, Professor Peter Trubowitz.

Security and Statecraft: research clusters in the Department of International Relations Security and Statecraft: research clusters in the Department of International Relations

Research cluster co-chairs:
Professor Fawaz Gerges and Dr Anna Getmansky (Michaelmas Term), Dr Federica Bicchi (Lent Term)

Research Cluster Workshop

The IRD workshop IR504 Security and Statecraft for IR students and faculty takes place eight times over the Michaelmas Term and Lent Term. Information will be circulated by email and in the department newsletters and is also available on the IR MPhil/PhD Moodle page.

For all queries, please contact IR.Research@lse.ac.uk or the cluster co-chairs above.


 

This cluster explores statecraft: the foreign policies and strategies of states and non-state actors; the wars and conflicts that sometimes result; and diplomacy and security relations.

Research and teaching in this cluster draws on diverse theoretic and methodological approaches, and ranges across levels of analysis, regions, and eras. Over two-dozen faculty and doctoral students contribute to this cluster.

Specific foci of research include foreign policy analysis, comparative strategy, identity and security, war and society, peace-building and conflict resolution, revolutions, human security and genocide. We have particular regional expertise in East Asia, Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and North America.