The Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) is a non-partisan think tank incorporated as a non-profit in the state of Maryland. Formed in 2012, CIMSEC aims to build a global community of professionals, academics, and forward thinkers from a variety of fields who wish to further international maritime peace and security through an exchange of ideas and the rigor of critical thought and writing.


The Centro Studi Relazioni Atantico-Mediterranee (CESRAM) took its first steps over the eighties of the twentieth century at the University of Salento. CESRAM aims to promote the study of the current international relations between the Euro-Atlantic and the Mediterranean areas, with particular reference to the evolution of diplomatic, military, political, social and economic relations between Italy and the countries of the two areas.

EU360 is a blog aiming to bring the EU to the citizens. Its main objective is to help citizens understand what the EU does (and does not do), thereby contributing to a stronger sense of ownership of the EU and a better understanding of benefits that it offers. Young professionals and academics produce articles using a language that is simple but captures the essence of European complexities.

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The European Intelligence Academy was established in 2013 as an international network of intelligence studies scholars, specialists and students, who are dedicated to promoting research and scholarship across the European Union (EU), as well as between the EU and other parts of the world. One of the primary aims of the EIA network is to highlight the work of emerging graduate and undergraduate scholars in the intelligence studies field, while encouraging cooperation in research and scholarship between students of intelligence.


Geocrime Education Association (GEA) claims to provide new ways of looking at criminal and terrorist phenomena that operate in the international political system, influencing its outputs. Building on a longstanding practice experience, corroborated by the historical reading of these phenomena, GEA deeply analyzes the contemporary in order to understand its dynamics and outline its possible outcomes.


Human Rights at Sea is a Foundation Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) & Registered Charity based in the United Kingdom. Its mission is to explicitly raise awareness, implementation and accountability of human rights provisions throughout the maritime environment, especially where they are currently absent, ignored or being abused. The Human Rights at Sea charitable organisation has been independently developed for the benefit of the international community for matters concerning explicit engagement with human rights issues in the maritime environment.

Established in 1989 by the Superior Council of the National University of La Plata (Argentina), the Instituto de Relaciones Internacionales (IRI) aims to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, to develop ties with national and international institutions, and spread the knowledge of international affairs.