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 as well as five research groups and two research alliances.
- 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
- Emerging Technologies effects on conflicts and the international order by technological progress
- Terrorism actions, networks and effects of terrorism and counter-terrorism
- African Intervention Politics interventions by African regional organizations
- ConTrust: Trust in Conflict political life under conditions of uncertainty
- Regional Research Center Transformations of Political Violence (TraCe) Transformation of Meaning and New Forms of Warlike and Terrorist Violence
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.