Emerging Security Challenges Programme

The Emerging Security Challenges Programme tackles three ‘baskets’ of emerging issues:

To address these issues, the programme engages in three distinct yet complementary areas of work:

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Global Risk and Resilience

Risk and resilience have risen conceptually as strategic and calculated responses to the needs of societies, organisations, business and governments addressing increasingly complex threats.


Securing cyber space is increasingly on the global security agenda, as the world grows more dependent on information and communication technologies.

Terrorism and Organised Crime

Terrorism and organised crime are among the leading global threats of our times.

Security and Law Programme

GCSP’s Security & Law Initiative serves to enhance the capability and willingness of policy makers, shapers and implementers to effectively address emerging security challenges while ensuring compliance with recognized principles of international law.

Arms Proliferation

The Arms Proliferation cluster aims to promote innovative, cooperative and rule-of-law-based responses to the uncontrolled accumulation and spread of all categories of weapons.

Strategic Anticipation

Given the fast pace of change and the many uncertainties in the global security environment, a forward-looking approach is an essential component of the decision-making process.

Human Security

The increasing complexity of security challenges calls for a human security approach, focusing on individuals and responding to threats multilaterally and cooperatively.

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