We ana­lyze the cau­ses of in­ter­na­tio­nal and in­tra­state con­flicts and look for ways to solve them.

As one of the lea­ding peace re­search in­sti­tutes in Eu­rope, we com­bine inter­disciplinary ba­sic re­search with know­ledge trans­fer into po­li­cy-ma­king, me­dia and s­ocie­ty. In this miss­ion and as a mem­ber of the Leib­niz Asso­cia­tion, we are fun­ded by the fe­de­ral gov­ern­ment and the state of Hesse.

We de­fine our re­search top­ics au­to­nom­ous­ly as the con­sti­tu­tion gua­ran­tees com­plete sci­en­tif­ic free­dom. Our main top­ics are arms con­trol and dis­arm­am­ent, con­flicts over in­ter­na­tio­nal norms, re­gimes and or­ga­ni­za­tions, mi­li­ta­ry and non-mi­li­ta­ry in­ter­ven­tions, peace con­so­l­ida­tion, de­mo­cra­ti­za­tion as well as ra­di­ca­li­za­tion and po­li­ti­cal vio­lence.

We cri­ti­cal­ly ex­am­ine the sci­en­tif­ic main­stream and the po­li­ti­cal zeit­geist– and pro­vide im­por­tant sti­mu­li for the ac­a­dem­ic and po­li­ti­cal de­bate, na­tio­nal­ly and in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly.

We de­ve­lop op­tions of ac­tion and pro­vide back­ground in­for­ma­tion and an­a­lyses for mi­nis­tries, par­ties, NGOs and com­pa­nies. Furt­her­more, we pro­vide ex­perts for in­ter­views, in­for­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion events.

Please find our mis­sion state­ment here.