Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS)

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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Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation

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Birmingham Policy Commission

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'.

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Posted 30 September 2015

Britain & Beyond Feature: How Dangerous are Drones to Aircraft?

Questions have arisen over the safety of drone flights after a series of near-misses with aircraft in Britain. Ray Mann, a specialist on aerial systems, and David Dunn of the University of Birmingham join BBC West Midlands Radio to discuss the possible threat, as the US says there have been 700 near-misses in America in the past year.

Posted 22 September 2015

Conference Report published on 'The Political Effects of UAVs'

The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security has published a report of a conference held at the Royal Aeronautical Society on 12 June 2015, which brought together experts from academia, policy, and industry, to discuss the interim findings of a research project on 'The Political Effects of UAVs on Conflict and Cooperation within and between States.'

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