Introducing the IFSH:
The Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Hamburg, which is funded by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. The IFSH works and researches independently.
If we want peace, we must ensure security. That already held true during the Cold War – with the nuclear deterrence peace between the two superpowers. And today it applies all the more – as a glance at the current world-wide conflicts and threats shows.
The IFSH brings the two together: The basic research on the current questions of peace and security policy. The IFSH scientists research the conditions for peace. They analyse, test and develop strategies for avoiding or reducing violent conflicts: What constitutes a successful peace and security policy? In particular, under the conditions of globalization and the upheavals in the world connected with it? What endangers peace? How can the insecurity factors be curtailed? What conclusions should politics draw from this?