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Centre for Defence Studies (CDS) 2002f
King's College, Unversity of London, The Strand London WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom
tel:44-207 848 2338 fax:44-208 848 2748

Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 1990.

General Description: 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 is the largest concentration of expertise for security studies research and training in Europe.

Annual Budget: USD 3.5 million (2000)

(As of December, 2002)

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