Security in Transition is a 5-year-research programme based at the London School of Economics, funded by the European Research Council. Its primary focus is examining security in the post-communist post 1989 world. Concentrating on the ‘security gap’ which refers to the gap between national and international security capabilities, largely based on conventional military forces, and the reality of the everyday experience of insecurity in different parts of the world.
The key 5 themes are ‘Culture/s’, ‘Geographies’, ‘Indicators’, ‘Rules’ and ‘Tools’. Available from the website are podcasts and publications. Topics covered include a range of topical issues. Material is being added on a rolling basis.
Examples include: A discussion on the Ghosts of Afghanistan by Jonathan Steele (a study of the Soviet and US wars in Afghanistan,) http://www.securityintransition.org/events/ghosts-of-afghanistan/
Syria: Yes to intervention, but de-escalate the broader conflict http://www.securityintransition.org/publications/syria-yes-to-intervention-but-de-escalate-the-broader-conflict/