Security, in its comprehensive concept, affects different areas such as: education, health, industry, justice, climate change, production and consumption, exploitation of human and natural resources and other vital areas. Thus, securitizing these areas becomes a strategic issue in addressing the challenges of sustainable development through its seventeen goals. In this context, the link between security and the challenges of sustainable development came as a research priority to carry out advanced research and provide decisionmakers with appropriate data and recommendations
Drugs are one of the enduring security challenges that pose a threat to humanity due to its economic, social, security and health harms. Drugs are one of the most complex phenomena; they target young people and thus impede development and threatens the future of nations. Drugs-related research aims to conduct applied research, and to find scientific solutions and innovations to drug challenges in a comprehensive security perspective.
The new Coronavirus pandemic has moved from an emergency health crisis to an economic, social, and national security crisis, as the new Coronavirus has caused all the agencuies of countries to restructure their systems and procedures to confront this pandemic. Studies in the field of the emerging coronavirus aim to foresee the future in dealing with pandemics and epidemics from a comprehensive security perspective
Since the inception of human life, terrorism has been, one of the serious challenges that must be confronted, as it is considered a direct threat to human life and human civilization. Also, the dangers and threats of terrorism are not limited to any single country. In addition, during the past few years a qualitative shift has occurred in the structure, goals, and strategies of terrorism, which necessitates focusing on studying contemporary terrorism, its ensuing problems and repercussions, and the transformations it goes through. Therefore, the Research Center has listed the topic of terrorism in its research priorities to monitor all terrorism-related issues and, and to identify the structural and qualitative shifts within contemporary terrorist organizations.
With the emergence of the Internet and the expansion of its uses and the increasing dependence on it, whether at the level of individuals, groups or countries, patterns cyberspace-related crimes have appeared, termed today as ‘cybercrime.’ Consequently, the concept of cybersecurity, which has become one of the central topics and issues in the agenda of governments and politicians, and in the research agenda of universities and research centers, has emerged. The Research Center hopes to study the reality of cybersecurity in the Arab countries compared to Western experiences. It also aims to understand and explain the various activities that are carried out to achieve cybersecurity, evaluate public policies and security measures that support cybersecurity at the level of individuals or governments, methods of managing and preventing cyber risks, and other issues and practices related to securing cyberspace.
The increase of crime rates in the world and the diversity of their forms and the multiplicity of their dimensions, as countries and relevant international organizations tend to invest in ways to combat crime and its technologies, has posed many questions about the feasibility of these methods and techniques in the absence of a deep treatment of the causes and the extent of the diversification of prevention and anticipation programs. For all these reasons, it has become a priority in the public policies of countries to invest in crime prevention, and it has become imperative to carry out appropriate and supportive academic studies.
The Security Research Center assigns great importance to the transfer of knowledge in the security field and its dissemination in the academic community and among the various beneficiaries in three languages: Arabic, English and French. The Center also gives great importance to standard academic publishing in a sound language that conveys information smoothly and clearly without this information losing its academic value. Therefore, the Security Translation and Proofreading Unit was established. It consists of the best specialists in translation and proofreading.
The Translation and proofreading Unit provides translation and proofreading services to researchers and faculty members in order to enhance the quality of their academic production and translate them into different languages. To ensure the quality and appeal of faculty’s work,the unit works on establishing databases of security terms and providing translation services at conferences and seminars.
NAUSS Faculty members and researchers can send translation and proofreading requests through a support program at the following link:
Given the importance of data and their analysis in the quality of research and academic studies in the field of security, the Security Research Center directs its attention to these data through the Security Statistics Unit and through the development of its activities; this unit analyzes data of criminal research and security studies conducted by the center, researchers among faculty members, and university graduate students.
Security statistics depend on selecting appropriate statistical programs and techniques and applying them to quantitative data and qualitative variables. The Unit follow up the procedures from the time it receives the data, validates their coding, selects the most appropriate indicators, carriesiout analysis and deliversthe statistical outputs. The Unit is in active interaction with researchers.
Support service Requests are sent via the following email to the Security Statistics Unit