The CMR group was formed in March 2012 with the purpose of establishing an international platform for research in civil-military relations, particularly in Middle East societies in transition, and with a theoretical emphasis on external variables. In addition to new research, our goal has been to develop contacts and networks among practitioners and the academic community. The CMR research group is active in a variety of ways and plans to continue this work. This includes arranging international workshops, conferences, seminars and PhD courses. These activities have in turn facilitated the creation of an expanding network and allowed for engagement on several projects with partners at The Danish Defense College. The group’s members are currently engaged in teaching, participating in international conferences, and working on several edited volumes on subjects within the field of Civil-Military Relations.