We conduct research on global political developments that pose challenges to peace. We deal with pressing questions of peace and conflict research in five research departments and two research groups.
- International Security // intergovernmental policy-making and security issues
- International Institutions // multilateral policy-making and issues of global governance
- Transnational Politics // cross-border phenomena as well as non-state actors and conflicts
- Intrastate Conflict // orders of violence and peace in states, and issues of political rule
- Glocal Junctions // conflicts with a focus on the interaction of global policy-making and local practice
- Public International Law // international law instruments enhancing international peace and security and law of armed conflict
- Radicalization // causes and dynamics of radicalization processes and their effects on societies
An overarching, multi-year research program allows central theoretical and empirical questions to be systematically approached from different perspectives:
Since January 2018, PRIF has worked on the research program “Coercion and Peace“. In this context, the institute examines the role that the threat or application of coercion plays in the establishment, maintenance and undermining of peace.