Welcome to Centre for Research in Diplomacy and Regional Security
About Centre for Research in Diplomacy and Regional Security
The Centre for Research in Diplomacy and Regional Security [CRDRS] is part of the research infrastructure of Strathmore University, Nairobi. It was established to meet and reflect the needs for a University-Based Research Centre on Regional Security. The theme of the Centre is to investigate regional security issues from the framework of Diplomacy, a core source of national power in Kenya and elsewhere. While it will in the course of research note the regional security issues in other areas, its main concern shall be the interactions and linkages of regional Security in the Horn of Africa, Intergovernmental Authority on Development [IGAD] Region, the East African Community [EAC] region, and the Great Lakes Region, and their impacts on Kenya’s national security.
The Centre for Research in Diplomacy and Regional Security is dedicated to investigating the roles that Diplomacy as a source of national power plays in strategic national security policy making. It is dedicated to research on the various issues of regional security attending Kenya’s neighbourhood, and the challenges faced by Diplomacy in securing optimal responses for Kenya, in its quest for survival in its external environment.
The Centre’s core attention is with the range of issues surrounding effective Diplomacy, namely, Foreign Policy, Diplomatic Strategy, and their relationship with National Security Policy and Strategy. In particular, the Centre will be concerned with the mechanisms through which all the sources of national power can work together effectively to secure optimal responses in the country’s search for survival. Its core framework in this endeavour will thus be the Constitution of Kenya , and its provisions on national security, and its establishment of a National Security Council [NSC].