Intelligence Security and Strategic Studies
The Intelligence, Security and Strategic Studies (ISSS) brings together a range of scholars from across the field of international studies whose research responds to the most pressing issues and challenges in contemporary global politics.
Members work and publish regularly on a wide variety of topics in: national security intelligence; cyber security; the evolution and ethics of contemporary war and political violence; war in space and space security; nuclear politics and transformations in nuclear strategy and non-proliferation regimes; organised crime and the international drug trade; war powers; and the politics of the Northern Ireland conflict. The ISSS division has particular regional expertise in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, the United States and the United Kingdom.
- Dr Joshua Baker
- Dr Andrew Futter
- Dr Zakia Shiraz
- Dr Bleddyn Bowen
- Dr Stephen Hopkins
- Dr Kelly Staples
- Dr Helen Dexter
- Dr Jamie Johnson
- Dr David Strachan-Morris
- Dr Rob Dover
- Dr Tara McCormack
- Dr Alex Waddan
- Dr Myriam Fotou
- Dr Jess Shahan
MA Degree Programmes
The ISSS has a series of affiliated postgraduate taught programmes that reflect the diversity of research and teaching expertise within the research group.
- MA Human Rights and Global Ethics – campus-based or distance learning.
- MA International Relations and World Order – campus-based or distance learning.
- MA Intelligence and Security – distance learning only.
- MA International Security – campus-based only.
- MA Politics of Conflict and Violence – distance learning only.
The ISSS is also home to a vibrant postgraduate research community. We warmly welcome applications for doctoral research linked to the research areas outlined above. More information is available on the Department’s campus-based and distance learning PhD programmes.
Events and Workshops
The ISSS organises a series of events that provide staff, as well as postgraduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to develop, collaborate and reflect upon world-leading research.
Details of events planned for academic year 2020-21 will appear here shortly.
Shoot! is a politics and film club in which staff and students come together to reflect upon the relationship between popular culture and politics. Each film is introduced by a guest speaker with related research expertise and the screening is followed by in-depth discussion and debate.
- ‘Dawn of the Dead’ – introduced by Dr Jamie Johnson and Dr Jan Vandeburie (23 October 2019)
- ‘When the wind Blows’ – introduced by Dr Bleddyn Bowen and Dr Andrew Futter (6 November 2019)
- ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ – introduced by Dr Jamie Johnson (11 December 2019)
- 'Kingdom of Heaven' – introduced by Dr Jan Vandeburie (12 February 2020)