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.

Research Departments

Research Groups

  • 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

Research Program

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.