Through its Research and Documentation Centre (RDC), EIFORCES conducts applied and fundamental research on all aspects of security, as well as PSO. RDC research work is aimed at explaining dynamics of the security environment; reinforcing African security systems foresight capabilities; carrying out strategiec monitoring, in support of robust decision-marketing; generating concepts for Force employment doctrine; drawing lessons from experience in order to enhance training, as well as peace and security mechanisms and capabilities.
The RDC publishes a set of periodicals that includes: the Monthly Security Briefs; VIGIE, the quarterly Strategic and Foresight Analysis Bulletin; the African Journal of International Security. It also carries out ad hoc theme-based publications on the changing security environment, as well as report on research activities that include Conference proceedings. Recent strategics analysis and foresight publication focused on such topical issues as:
The CRD also organises international conferences, colloquia and symposiums on Peace as well as national and international security.