Welcome to The Center for Security Policy Studies
Launched in 2014, the Center for Security Policy Studies (CSPS) advances the study of international security. Through its research, workshops and extensive array of student programs, CSPS seeks to impact to national and global policy.
George Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government is uniquely positioned to have a significant impact nationally and globally. Located in Arlington, VA, it is in close proximity to the nation’s capital but far enough away to avoid the short-term groupthink endemic to Washington, D.C. In addition to internationally reknown faculty, the Schar School attracts a substantial number of PhD and Master’s level students who seek to serve in the U.S. government, governments of other countries, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations, as well as in the corporate world. The Center for Security Policy Studies offers a research outlet for creative new policy ideas at a time of increasingly interconnected security challenges.
Areas of Study
Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, by General Michael Hayden
“Landpower and American Credibility,” in Parameters by Michael Hunzeker & Alexander Lanoszka
“Why We Should Close America’s Overseas Bases,” in Time by John Glaser
“The Link Between Zika and Climate Change,” in The Atlantic by Greg Mercer
“The ‘Bow Wave’ and the Military Balance,” in War on the Rocks by Matthew Fay