In 'Research groups' Responsible Nuclear SovereigntyInternational Political Psychology (IPOPSY)The Political Settlements Research GroupTrust in World Politics Working GroupInternational Drone PolicyCrisis Management Working GroupPublications Back to 'Research projects' Responsible Nuclear Sovereignty Our research seeks to address the key nuclear issues of global governance, responsibility, and non-proliferation. We assess avenues for reforming and strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime and seek to develop new ethical approaches that can contribute to policy debates in the UK and internationally. Through this work and our partnership with the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), we hope to impact on discussions around the UK’s role in multilateral nuclear diplomacy. Projects Nuclear Ethics and Global Security (2014-2016) The Challenges to Trust-Building in Nuclear Worlds (2009-2013) The Role of Trusting Relationships in Shaping the Level of Verification in Arms Control Agreements: United States – Russia Strategic Nuclear Arms Control (2015-present) Conceptions of Responsibility Among Nuclear Weapons Possessors Key people Nicholas Wheeler (Professor of International Relations) Ana Alecsandru (Doctoral Researcher) Andrew Futter (Honorary Research Fellow) Paul Schulte (Honorary Professor) Alice Spilman (Doctoral Researcher) Latest research news Posted 09 October 2018 New work experience opportunities now available at the ICCS Joining the ICCS offers an excellent opportunity for those considering a research-based career in security, or even further academic studies; experts across the ICCS provide mentoring and support at all times. Posted 01 October 2018 Report: NATO Shadow Summit IV A summit report published after a workshop held at King's College London to discuss NATO's 360-degree approach to deterrence and collective defence. Posted 01 October 2018 ICCS Annual Report 2017/18 The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security is pleased to present its annual report for 2017/18, which highlights the range of important research taking place. Posted 29 January 2018 Fully-funded PhD studentship available in the ICCS The University of Birmingham is now inviting applications for a 2018 ESRC Doctoral Studentship to explore the concept of nuclear responsibility in association with our collaborative partner, The British American Security Information Council (BASIC). Posted 09 August 2017 PhD student awarded scholarship for San Diego workshop Ana Alecsandru, a doctoral researcher with the ICCS, recently attended the 2017 'Public Policy and Nuclear Threats' workshop in San Diego.