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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) was established at the University of Birmingham to promote a multidisciplinary approach to address the security challenges that arise from global interconnectedness. 

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Dr Andrew Futter, Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester and an Honorary Research Fellow at the ICCS, has written an excellent new book on The Politics of Nuclear Weapons. The book aims is to provide an accessible introduction to the political, technical and strategic aspects of nuclear weapons.

Follow all of the latest news and information on the latest Birmingham Policy Commission's report on  'The Security Impact of Drones: Challenges and Opportunities for the UK'.

On the 9th March, Michael Semple provides an introduction to the thinking and politics of the Afghan Taliban Movement as part of our ICCS seminar series. The talk suggests that a flawed understanding of the movement by other conflict actors has helped prolong the conflict in Afghanistan.

The ICCS blog was established to showcase our cutting-edge research, and to invoke discussion and reflection on conceptual ideas related to security and the challenges of global cooperation.