Cambridge Security Programme (CSP)

December 2007. The Cambridge Security Programme is operationally closed. This site is maintained as a historical archive. Information on this site is no longer current.


The Advanced Network Research Group has moved its activities to The SecDev Group.

The OpenNet Initiative is now based out of the Security Group, Cambridge Computer Laboratory.

Advanced Network Research Group

Interrogate, Investigate, Communicate

The Advanced Network Research Group (ANRG) conducts research into the nexus between technical and social networks, and their consequences for global security, politics, finance, development and conflict, and conflict transformation. ANRG projects share a common methodology, which blends the use of sophisticated technical means for interrogating and mapping networks, with a developed and proven expertise in contextual, in-field research and information gathering. Our regional expertise includes a focus on the countries of the CIS (Central Asia and the Caucasus), East Africa and the Middle East.

ANRG research projects work collaboratively through a network of global and regional partners. Some of our project collaborators include: the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School (Harvard University), The Citizen Lab, Munk Centre for International Studies (University of Toronto), the Eurasia iPolicy Network (CIS), Centre for Democracy and Technology (USA), Social Science Research Council (USA), International Development Research Centre (Canada), Institute for Information Security (Moscow State University), (Russian Federation), AZNet (Azerbaijan), NATO, the Institute of Cryptography (Russian Federation), Estonia E-governance Academy (Estonia), (Sri Lanka), CIIP (Kyrgyzstan), Institute of Development Studies (Gaza), United Nations Development Programme, and the US Army War College.

ANRG projects receive financial support from a number of sources, including: the Ford Foundation, International Development Research Centre, Open Societies Institute, and NATO.


Rafal Rohozinski
Director, Advanced Network Research Group

Active ANRG projects