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The Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy
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A dedicated – first of its kind – peace, security and defence policy think tank based in Ireland …. The Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy …. contributes independently to a more peaceful, secure, resilient and prosperous national and global future in the face of modern risk

About The Azure Forum

ABOUT US

The Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy (CLG) is a social enterprise that aims to add to the social and economic fabric of our national and global community by way of our social impact …

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

We provide and promote independent peace, security and defence research, analysis, dialogue and horizon scanning on contemporary national and global security questions.

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LATEST ACTIVITIES

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OUR RESEARCH AREAS

Contemporary risks can remain unidentified, understudied or suffer from little pre-emptive and proactive operational and policy attention. Our research programmes address the geostrategic, DIME and regulatory implications of often cross-cutting modern risks to peace and security to enhance resilience.

Many emerging risks may impact the national and global economy in unexpected ways or lessen our general resilience.

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OUR ANALYSTS

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EVENTS AND DIALOGUE

Our subject matter experts curate high-level public and closed-door events such as conferences, roundtables, and seminars that are impactful and provide a neutral, collaborative platform to engage with national and international partners.

It is our belief that connecting dots through cross-sectoral engagement and collaboration is key to international peace, stability and resilience. Industry, civil society, academia and the technical community are increasingly vital actors in informing and challenging international policy formulation.

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LATEST ANALYSIS, RESEARCH & COMMENTARY

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SUPPORT US AND MEMBERSHIP

The Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy is a non-partisan social enterprise providing strategic analysis and solutions to decision-makers globally. We rely on your support to help us navigate …

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PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT, OUTREACH AND AWARENESS-RAISING

Conversations surrounding ‘security’ in Ireland often focus upon conventional conflict, peacekeeping, Ireland’s status as a neutral or non-aligned nation and NATO. …

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WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

Filling gaps in strategic thinking in the national ecosystem

  • Independent security and strategic risk research and analysis in a changing world order.
  • Filling a national vacuum in independent strategic thinking and thought leadership on security.
  • Filling a gap in national awareness, applied policy education, training and public discussion on future security questions that have potential to harm societal wellbeing as well as the country’s economic, diplomatic, and military interests.
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Check out the first Science Foundation Ireland-Defence Organisation Innovation Challenge 2021. @scienceirel and @IRLDeptDefence invite academic researchers to work with @defenceforces to develop solutions or propose disruptive ideas for technologies: https://www.sfi.ie/funding/funding-calls/future-innovator-defence/ 👉📢

Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs @simoncoveney TD and Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science @SimonHarrisTD have today announced a new SFI-Defence Organisation Innovation Challenge of €2.4m. More: http://bit.ly/2TDZhdK

Tomorrow(30 June), the European Commission (DG DEFIS) will present a live launch event of the European Defence Fund Work Programme. This will be hosted by the European Commission in collaboration with the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU.https://bit.ly/3y3N7cB. 1/2

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