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PRIF-Publication series

PRIF Reports

The PRIF Reports offer analyses of current political issues and related recommendations to an English-speaking audience. 


The HSFK-Reports offer scientific analyses of current political issues as well as recommendations to decision-makers and journalists.

Studien der Hessischen Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung

Since 2008, the "Studies of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt" are published at Nomos publishing house (Baden-Baden). These monographs and anthologies feature elementary findings from within the institute as well as contributions to the peace and security discourse and accompanying publications to PRIF's conferences. The studies undergo external evaluation before published.

From 1979 to 2007 the studies were published with Campus publishing house (Frankfurt).


The HSFK-Standpunkte, published since 1993 with at least six issues a year, are thought-provoking viewpoints on the latest political debates and are targeted towards a broader audience interested in peace and security issues.

PRIF Working Papers

The Working Papers are published at varying intervals in German/English and are only available electronically for download. This uncomplicated publication mode allows an insight into current basic research, puts up drafts concerning central research issues for discussion and stimulates scientific exchange and Information.

Peace Reports

Since its first appearance in 1987 the Peace Report has become the common yearbook of the five German peace research institutes. Besides PRIF, it features the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFHS) and the Research Center of the Evangelical Studies Community in Heidelberg (FEST). In 1999 also joined the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) and the Institute for Development and Peace in Duisburg (INEF). The Peace Report consists of an introductory statement followed by several analyses on current conflicts as well as foreign and security policy, concluded by concrete policy recommendations.

Since 2007, the German Foundation for Peace Research provides financial support to the Peace Report.