Russia and Ukraine

What's the reason behind the Russian military build-up near the Ukrainian border? Matthias Dembinski and Mikhail Polianskii discuss the possible signaling. Contribution on PRIF Blog.

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

PRIF sets out to analyze the causes of violent international and internal conflicts, carrying out research into the conditions necessary for peace and working to spread the concept of peace. The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), part of the Leibniz Association, is one of the leading peace research institutes in Europe and is located in Frankfurt am Main.


Investment in the Blue Economy for enhanced Maritime Security   

The conventional understanding of maritime security is one that is viewed as battle-ready and state-centric. However, a more sustainable approach would be investment in the maritime sector under the…

AI for Arms Control: How Artificial Intelligence Can Foster Verification and Support Arms Control   

Time and again, modern technology has enhanced arms control – with satellites, surveillance planes or more potent sensory equipment – to detect traces of forbidden substances. More recently, uncrewed…

The Tricky Politics of Recognizing Armed Non-State Actors   

The new volume “Armed non-state actors and the politics of recognition” by editors Anna Geis, Maéva Clément, and Hanna Pfeifer discusses armed non-state actors and their strategic pursuit of being…

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