Top 10 content of 2023

Top 10

Top 10 content of 2023

What topics caught your interest in 2023? Catch up on what was trending at the GCSP in 2023.

These are the top 10 most viewed GCSP publications, articles, podcasts and videos that you engaged within 2023. Here’s another chance to see our most popular articles in case you missed them.


  1. Peace of Mind: Cognitive Warfare and the Governance of Subversion in the 21st Century

Delve into the Policy Brief authored by Dr Jean-Marc Rickli, Head of Global and Emerging Risks at the GCSP, Mr Federico Mantellassi Research and Project Officer a the GCSP, and Mr Gwyn Glasser, consultant on technology governance for the Cyberpeace Institute, and former Junior Researcher at the Geneva Center for Security Policy, unravelling the intricacies of Cognitive Warfare and its governance in the 21st century. 

  1. Artificial Intelligence and Arms Control – How and Where to Have the Discussion

Join Simon Cleobury, Head of Arms Control and Disarmament at the GCSP, as he explores the impending discussion at the UN Security Council in July 2023. Gain insights into the implications of artificial intelligence on international peace and security, with a special focus on its impact on arms control. 

  1. Digital Authoritarianism: How Digital Technologies Can Empower Authoritarianism and Weaken Democracy

Uncover how digital technologies empower both authoritarian and democratic states to exert societal control. Mr. Federico Mantellassi provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges democracy faces in safeguarding against digital authoritarianism. 

  1. After the Ukraine War: Confronting the Problem of International Order

Navigate the complexities arising from the Ukraine conflict with Dr Zachary Paikin, Senior Researcher in the International Security Dialogue Department at the GCSP. Address the West's dilemma in shaping the conflict's outcome and explore the potential emergence of a fragmented security order in the wake of differing interpretations of norms between Russia and the West. 

  1. The Future of Multilateralism

Analyse the debates sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's war on Ukraine regarding the need for reform in the multilateral system. Explore the UN director at the International Crisis Group Richard Gowan's insights in this thought-provoking Policy Brief. 

  1. The Future of Neutrality

Gain insights into the evolving concept of neutrality in a changing global landscape. The Associate Professor at Kyoto University, Dr Pascal Lottaz's Policy Brief offers a nuanced analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing neutral states and non-state actors in the years ahead. 

  1. India's G20 Presidency: Opportunity to Resume Engagement in the Arctic

Explore the strategic implications of India's G20 Presidency within the context of stalled cooperation between Russia and the West in the Arctic. Captain Anurag Bisen, a serving Indian Navy officer, provides valuable insights into the impact of exchanges in this region on global dynamics. 

  1. From Strategy to Orders: Preparing and Conducting Military Operations with Artificial Intelligence

In this working paper, Mr Tobias Vestner, Director of Research and Policy Advice, examines the transition from strategy to orders in military operations with the integration of artificial intelligence, offering a glimpse into the evolving landscape of modern warfare. 

  1. Preventing the Increased/Uncontrolled Militarisation of Outer Space

Delve into the Policy Brief by Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan, Director of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme at the GCSP, addressing the increasing militarization of outer space. Explore the global responsibility to prevent a potential arms race in space and its consequences on vital Earth activities. 

  1. Neurotechnologies: The New Frontier for International Governance

Discover the rapidly advancing field of neurotechnologies in the latest Strategic Security Analysis by Dr Ricardo Chavarriaga, Dr Jean-Marc Rickli, and Mr Federico Mantellassi. Gain insights into the necessity of new governance frameworks to regulate the development and use of neurotechnologies.