Research group

International Politics


  • International peace and security - Special expertise: policy and politics of nuclear weapons/atomic weapons, weapons of mass destruction: -- deterrence; nuclear doctrines of nuclear armed states, esp. US and Russia -- proliferation: Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea -- nonproliferation: Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) -- NATO nuclear policy, incl. US tactical nuclear weapons in Europe -- Belgian nuclear policy (Kleine Brogel, F-16/F-35,…) -- bilateral arms control agreements US-Russia (ABM, INF, New START,…) -- Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) -- nuclear security; nuclear terrorism -- missile defense - European security: -- NATO -- European defense -- relations with Russia (Ukraine, Putin,…) - terrorism: -- radicalization (e.g. Belgian Syria fighters) -- terrorism -- nuclear and radiological terrorism - insider threat - coercive diplomacy


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