The activities of CIDOB in the area of security are aimed at analysing the main challenges to international security and conflicts, taking into account the global transformations, the emergence of new threats to international security and the rise of new actors with the capacity to exert influence in this area. 

CIDOB undertakes research on the role of non-state actors, regional and international organisations in conflicts, human security, international mediation and the evolution of the European narrative on global security.  

In this regard, the programme pays special attention to the evolution of the role of the European Union as an actor in international security and the evolution and revision of the European Security Strategy. 

NEW - Jul 17, 2017

Resilient Cities

Cities have become the main target of Jihadist Salafist terrorism. Recent attacks in Paris (2015), Copenhagen (2015), Brussels (2016), Nice (2016), Stockholm (2017) and London (2017) have demonstrated the harm that terrorism can cause to the cohesion of European societies and have triggered a debate on how cities must respond to the increasing threat of violent extremism. CIDOB and the Universidad de St Andrews organised the conference "Resilient Cities: Countering Violent Extremism at Local Level" in which international experts answered the following question: What does an effective programme of counter-radicalization at local level look like?



NEW - Jan 25, 2016

Conference Report: Iran and the World: Issues and Perspectives

The 14th War and  Peace in the 21st Century seminar, held at the Palau de Pedralbes on January 16th 2016, organised by CIDOB and the Barcelona City Council in collaboration with ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Politics and supported by “la Caixa” Foundation assessed the current domestic context in Iran and the regional implications of the implementation of the nuclear deal reached with the international community.

NEW - Nov 30, 2015

A transformed Atlantic Space: Emerging trends and future scenarios for Europe

On December 10th, Brussels will host the final dissemination event of the Atlantic Future, a 3-year collaborative research project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme that has been coordinated by CIDOB and developed by a consortium of 13 partners during a period of 36 months, from January 2013 to December 2015.

NEW - Jul 15, 2015

Legislative elections in Iran

Legislative elections in Iran come a few weeks after the nuclear agreement and the lift of international sanctions. Although regime hardliners will put many obstacles, these elections may confirm the popular support for the moderate line. The results will condition Iranian politics in the long term, as the Assembly of Experts, whose mandate is eight years, chooses the supreme leader. 

In recent years, Iran has become one of CIDOB’s research priorities and, from different perspectives, the members of our research team have analyzed the nuclear program negotiations, Iran's role as a regional power in the Middle East and its weight in the global energy dynamics. This special report includes a selection of CIDOB publications and resources that enable the reader to contextualize the latest developments in the country.