Welcome to the Center

The Center on American and Global Security (CAGS) is a research unit within Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies.CAGS hosts guest lectures, organizes symposia, and publishes research on current topics within the security studies field.

The security challenges facing the United States and the global community in the early 21st century penetrate many areas of policy, and place increasing political, economic, legal, and social demands on governments, international organizations, private sector enterprises, and communities.

Indiana University has created the Center on American and Global Security (CAGS), within the IU School of Global and International Studies, to enhance and expand the teaching, research, and service mission of the University with respect to the security challenges facing the United States and international relations in the 21st century.

Internship Opportunities at CAGS

Interns are responsible for maintaining weekly newsletters, assisting in research efforts of the Center, as well as facilitating outreach to students and faculty.

More information regarding the Federal Work Study can be found here.

If you think you would make a good candidate for one of these positions, or a general internship position, please submit a two-paragraph statement of interest and a résumé to Samantha von Ende at svonende@indiana.edu

Student and Faculty Spotlight

The Snowden Reader receives silver medal in 2016 Independent Book Awards
Snowden Reader

The Snowden Reader edited by David Fidler, foreword by Sumit Ganguly, has won the silver medal in the Current Events category in the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Congratulations to our Professors for receiving this award!

See all of this years recipients here »

Featured Publications

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Opposition Leader Zia Latest Viction of Bangladesh’s Zero-Sum Politics

“The veracity of the charges aside, Zia’s willingness to surrender to the court was significant. Last year, another arrest warrant was issued for two graft cases, but it was not executed because Zia refused to show up. Even though Bangladesh has a working judiciary, its ability to always implement its writ is at question.”

Sumit Ganguly

April 13, 2016

Read more at World Politics Review

Up From Below: Tackling Cyber Threats

“Cybersecurity is a major concern in the global community, and not least in the Asia Pacific. Take Japan, for example, which in 2014 suffered an estimated 12.8 billion cyber attacks, up from 7.8 billion in 2012 and substantially greater than the estimated 300 million when monitoring began in 2005. And they are not alone.”

Scott Shackleford

March 8, 2016

Read more at the Policy Forum

Whither the Balancers? The Case for a Methodological Reset

“Post-Cold War, balancing theory has fallen on “hard times.” A question of crucial importance for 21st-century peace and stability concerns how Asia-Pacific secondary states are responding militarily to China’s rise. China’s rapid growth, military modernization, and controversial policies vis-à-vis contested space and territories on its periphery make it a prime candidate for counter-balancing behavior.”

Adam Liff


See it at Dr. Liffs' website