Natalya Kovaleva

Thesis title: Jazz in US Public Diplomacy towards the USSR (1962-1971): Is Music an Effective Tool of Strategic Communications? Abstract: First supervisor: Neville Bolt Pathway:12-Strategic, Regional, & Security Studies Cohort:...
Orit Kopel

Orit Kopel

Thesis title: In the Face of Privacy: Police Use of Live Facial Recognition Technology Abstract: Live Facial Recognition (LFR) is an Artificial Intelligence technology based on mapping the faces of individuals in crowds by using real-time video imagery and extracting...
Annamaria Kiss

Annamaria Kiss

Thesis title: Understanding Russian Perceptions of Transnational Armed Mobilisation Abstract: Why would one join someone else’s civil war? Renewed interest in ’foreign fighters’ (FFs) as a form of transnational high-risk activism takes place in compartmentalised...

Chiara Libiseller

Thesis title: Tracing Ideational Change and Continuity in Concepts and Labels of War and Warfare in the North-Atlantic Area Since the End of the Cold War Abstract: The end of the Cold War has precipitated a shift in the Anglo-American field of Strategic Studies: it...
Lilly Pijnenburg Muller

Lilly Pijnenburg Muller

Thesis title: How is cybersecurity made? A socio-technical co-production Abstract: This thesis questions how threat perceptions shape future politics with focus on a new type of security, that of cybersecurity. Weaving together themes of security, technology and power...
Katherine Crofts-Gibbons

Katherine Crofts-Gibbons

Thesis title: The Response of Post-Soviet Central Asian Governments to Street Protest Abstract: My research seeks to understand how and why nondemocratic governments in former Soviet Central Asia respond to street protest, focusing on the choice to offer concessions,...

Luigi Scazzieri

Thesis title: The EU’s Responses to External Threats: Between Power and Institutions (Working Title) Abstract: Luigi’s research analyses the increasingly topical issue of the European Union’s responses to threats in its near abroad, assessing the...

Euan Carss

Thesis title: Trust in International Relations – a meaningful driver of EU external relations with MENA countries in security policy domains? Abstract: The concept of ‘trust’ has recently gained traction among scholars interested in cooperative relations between...

Kalina Damianova

Thesis title: Strategic ”castling” on Eurasia’s energy map: Russia’s natural gas strategy enhancement Abstract: Kalina’s PhD research argues that in the last two decades the complicated Eurasian energy dynamic has undergone a fundamental...