We analyze the causes of international and intrastate conflicts and look for ways to solve them.
As one of the leading peace research institutes in Europe, we combine basic research with knowledge transfer into policy-making, media and society. In this mission and as a member of the Leibniz Association, we are funded by the federal government and the state of Hesse.
We define our research topics autonomously as the constitution guarantees complete scientific freedom. Our main topics are arms control and disarmament, conflicts over international norms, regimes and organizations, military and non-military interventions, peace consolidation, democratization as well as radicalization and political violence.
We critically examine the scientific mainstream and the political zeitgeist– and provide important stimuli for the academic and political debate, nationally and internationally.
We develop options of action and provide background information and analyses for ministries, parties, NGOs and companies. Furthermore, we provide experts for interviews, information and discussion events.
Please find our mission statement here.