Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS)

The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) is based in the School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham. It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to global security challenges to create innovative research, education, and training in conflict and cooperation in world politics.


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Posted 16 May 2017

Power Transition in the Asia-Pacific: managing perceptions and trust in the 'Grey Zone'

The Asia Research Group and The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) at the University of Birmingham hosted a workshop (Wednesday 10 May 2017) to examine recent efforts by key Asia-Pacific actors to shape perceptions using multiple instruments of national power, in what has been called the "Grey Zone" between peace and war.

Posted 15 May 2017

Time for Jimmy Carter to Go Back to North Korea

ICCS Director Professor Nicholas J Wheeler and Honorary Research Fellow Dr Marcus Holmes draw on their latest research in face-to-face diplomacy to argue a way forward for US foreign policy

Posted 12 May 2017

Fieldwork report: Lebanon

In April 2017, Dr Giuditta Fontana visited Lebanon to interview journalists, museum curators and educationalists in connection with her Leverhulme-funded project.

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Events: Seminar Series 2016/17

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In the ICCS Seminar Series 2016 - 17 guest academics and practitioners will present their latest research on a range of contemporary security issues.

Events: From the archive

Geneva Summit: 30th Anniversary Conference

Last year, the ICCS welcomed former Ambassadors Jack Matlock and Anatoly Adamishin to discuss the legacy of the 1985 Geneva Summit. 

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Posted 15 May 2017

Time for Jimmy Carter to Go Back to North Korea

ICCS Director Professor Nicholas J Wheeler and Honorary Research Fellow Dr Marcus Holmes draw on their latest research in face-to-face diplomacy to argue a way forward for US foreign policy

Posted 03 October 2016

Honorary Professor reacts to Parliamentary Report

Paul Schulte, Honorary Professor at the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, talks to the Islam Channel about the recent Foreign Affairs Committee Report on the UK's 2011 intervention in Libya.

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