Research Centres and Programmes
The Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies (CATS)
The Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies (CATS) focuses on asymmetric threats in the information age. This primarily includes information operations in the area of terrorism, including functional terrorism (targets, means, methods). CATS' projects include work for the Swedish Government, the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.
Crisis Management Research and Training (CRISMART) is part of the Swedish Defence University in Stockholm. CRISMART's aim is the development of expertise, education and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of national and international crisis management. This subject spans several sectors of society and often requires civil-military collaboration.
The International Law Centre
The International Law Centre conducts research in the field of International Law and its impact on military operations. The Centre is also responsible for the International Law elements of all courses and programmes run by or in conjunction with the Swedish Defence University.
Education and research focus on those aspects of International Law governing the right to use military force (ius ad bellum), international peace support operations, the Law of Armed Conflict (ius in bello), human rights during armed conflict, peace support operations and other crisis situations and the issue of responsibility in military operations at different levels of conflict and in different contexts.
In addition to its research and education activities, the International Law Centre organises lectures, seminars and other events to enlighten and inform the general public about current issues.
The Programme for European Security Research
This programme encompasses study and research into European Union (EU) security and crisis management. One of the principal aims is to investigate the Union's capabilities and limitations in managing crises that threaten its fundamental values, functions and its citizens, both within and beyond EU borders. One of the Programme's primary aims is to produce research-based policy recommendations concerning the EU's crisis management capability.