Think tank

Centre for Defence Studies

CDS

London, United Kingdom

The purpose of CDS is to act as a focus for research on a wide range of defense and security issues. It does this by conducting its own research, by commissioning research from outside, and by organizing working groups, conferences and seminars to draw together the work of academic and policy specialists in a wide range of areas. The center is part of the War Studies Group at King's College, which concentrates expertise for security studies research and training in Europe.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.kcl.ac.uk/research/centre-for-defence-studies

Address:
Department of War Studies, King's College London, Room K6.64, 6th Floor, King's Building, Strand, London, UK

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Topics of research
Geographics of focus
UK,Global
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1990
Age (years)
Centre for Defence Studies
 32
United Kingdom average
 34
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: King’s College London
Founder gender: Other entities
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Professor John Gearson
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2016): Professor John Gearson
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Centre for Defence Studies
 15
United Kingdom average
 54
Global average
 122
2016
Centre for Defence Studies
 12
% Female staff
2019
Centre for Defence Studies
 13%
United Kingdom average
 46%
Global average
 43%

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
Centre for Defence Studies
 12
United Kingdom average
 51
Global average
 158

Social

Likes (2022)
Centre for Defence Studies
 337,297
United Kingdom average
 48,798
Global average
 32,612
Likes (2021)
Centre for Defence Studies
 325,880
Likes (2019)
Centre for Defence Studies
 9,794
Followers (2022)
Centre for Defence Studies
 68,621
United Kingdom average
 37,235
Global average
 19,181
Followers (2021)
Centre for Defence Studies
 48,763
Followers (2019)
Centre for Defence Studies
 40,700
Subscribers (2022)
Centre for Defence Studies
 5,860
United Kingdom average
 12,110
Global average
 5,590
Subscribers (2021)
Centre for Defence Studies
 3,890
Subscribers (2019)
Centre for Defence Studies
 2,070
Followers (2019)
Centre for Defence Studies
 357
United Kingdom average
 5,627
Global average
 6,312

Data notes

Last updated: 23/01/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
Notes: Currently delivers a variety of bespoke education and training programmes in: counter-terrorism; intelligence; strategic analysis; foresight; national security studies; and the use of evidence-based analysis in public policy.
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