November 29, 2015
Upcoming Events

We will share our Spring 2016 event calendar soon. Keep an eye out for our exciting events this spring!

Program News & Announcements

Monday, November 02nd, 2015
Are you a graduate student interested in arms control, domestic security, or international security issues? ACDIS is currently recruiting Graduate Student Affiliates! Graduate students will join the ACDIS network and have opportunities to apply for funding, present papers, collaborate on research, and publish articles with ACDIS.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
ACDIS is proud to announce the Directors Fund Award! This Award will be given to competitive students to pursue research or policy work in the field of International Security. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students in good standing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The 2016 Directors Fund Award will be a special event to commemorate the launch of this Award. ACDIS will offer three (3) awards for the amount of $3,500 each for summer 2016.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
ACDIS announces the availability of scholarship awards to support undergraduates engaged in an approved internship or study abroad research program during Winter 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, and Fall 2016.

Thursday, July 02nd, 2015
ACDIS is pleased to announce the resumption of its Occasional Paper Series with the publication of an article by Roger Kanet entitled, "The Failed Western Challenge to Russia's Revival in Eurasia." You can find this and other publications at the "Publications" tab on the home screen.

Current Affairs & Policy Analysis

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Russia currently cannot be considered an influential player in the global energy market, despite its significant exports and the heavy reliance of Europe on those exports. In the following pages we will argue that the domestic and international vulnerabilities of Russia in its energy sector make it rather a price taker and not an influential energy player on a global scale.2 We believe that Russia could successfully address these issues through the institutions of global energy governance. Russia’s preference, however, would be in the creation of a new energy regime, most likely under the umbrella of the BRICS, rather than participating in institutions constructed by the West.