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The Institute is home to a number of innovative and forward-thinking centers and initiatives whose faculty, staff, and graduate students research and develop original approaches to pressing international issues.

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James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Devoted to curbing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and dedicated exclusively to graduate education and research.

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Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism

Researching terrorism and other forms of extremism to inform private, government, and multilateral understanding.

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Center for the Blue Economy

Promoting a sustainable ocean and coastal economy (the “Blue Economy”) through leadership in research, education, and analysis. 

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Center for Conflict Studies

Developing programs and publications that contribute to the field of conflict studies.

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Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies

Enabling students with advanced Russian language skills to professionalize their interest in Russia and Eurasia.

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Cyber Initiative

Providing an interdisciplinary approach to assessing the policy impact of the information age on security, peace, development, and communications in international affairs.