Focus areas: geopolitics of regional defense and security - defence and security strategies - asymmetries in defense and security - defense and security intelligence - defense, security and technology - legal aspects of defense and security.
Conducts in-depth research and analysis on national and regional security challenges in the Horn of Africa by examining regional defense architectures and postures, defense and security policies of Horn countries, the economics of defense and security, defense operations and security intelligence, security technology, social and legal aspects of defense and security as well as collective security.
Focus areas: radicalism, extremism, and terrorism - ideologies - gender and violent extremism - mass media, social media, technology and extremism - preventing and countering violent extremism and terrorism - re-integration.
The Center provides research, analysis and practice on issues related to political and religious ideologies, psychological, socio-cultural, as well as gendered dimensions in extremism and terrorism. The aim is to spearhead innovative and thoughtful inquiry and practice into this subject, producing empirical work that supports effective policy responses to radicalization, terrorism, and violent extremism.
Focus areas: the practice of governance and statecraft - mapping of regional governance trends - corruption, society, and governance - conflict management, peace-making and the rule of law.
Dedicated to refreshing the practice of governance and statecraft by tracking trends and analysing events. The Center’s aim is to provide policy makers with reliable alternatives and evidence based policy prescriptions for good governance and integrity in public life. The Centre also undertakes applied policy research that supports the rule of law, peace-making, and conflict management as instruments of national and regional governance.
Focus areas: transnational criminal networks - cybercrime - border security – drug and human trafficking prevention, piracy, insurgent groups-emerging transnational threats - regional responses Focuses on strategic threats such as transnational criminal networks, cybercrime, border security and other potential threats by predatory actors in the region, including insurgent groups, pirate activity, drug and human trafficking
Focus areas: regional diplomacies of anchor states - diplomacy, foreign policy and regional organizations and peace-making - diplomatic resolution of regional problems - training and capacity building
Provides a platform for research and analytical appraisals of the diverse diplomatic and foreign policy choices of Horn countries that directly or indirectly influence interstate relations in the Horn of Africa.