Research Areas

Featured Topics

Our researchers tackle a wide range of specific topics and issues within international affairs.

The allotment of research topics is based on availability of researchers and number of researches to be conducted.

Cybersecurity and Technology

Analyzing how technological change can transform the way countries interrelate, develop, and pursue security at home and abroad.

Defense and Security

Analyzing aspects of defense and security, including acquisition and resources, homeland security, strategy, reconstruction, nuclear issues, and terrorism.


Exploring the nexus between economics and national security at a time when international relations are increasingly defined by the pursuit of economic and commercial power.

Energy and Sustainability

Analyzing the global and domestic energy landscape, with a focus on sustainability, technology, markets, and policy.

Global Health

A smart, strategic, long-term global health policy will advance core interests of states, build on remarkable recent successes, and create lasting collaborations that could save and lift the lives of millions worldwide.

Human Rights

Researching how to strengthen human rights and build constituencies for justice within a shifting global landscape in which human security and freedoms are under threat.

International Development

Examining the United States’ leadership role in advancing development and creating efficient, effective, and sustainable foreign assistance programs.

America's International Role

Analysing global perceptions of Donald Trump and exploring the impact on America's place in the world.

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an immensely ambitious development campaign to boost trade and stimulate economic growth across Asia and beyond.

Gender Economics

Exploring empowerment in areas such as women's rights and discrimination.