Our research is based on a broad and comprehensive understanding of peace and security issues. We focus on the European peace project, social upheavals and their consequences for internal security, arms control and new military technologies, and the influence of climate change on security policy.
European Peace and Security Orders
How can we design strong and effective cooperation in matters of European peace and security? Projects in this research area analyse the implications and interregional interdependencies of peace and security policies in a broader European context.
Societal Peace and Internal Security
Democracies are facing new challenges such as anti-liberal and extremist movements. We examine the causes and clarify the role that social media in particular plays in politically- or religiously-motivated violence.
Arms control and Emerging Technologies
This interdisciplinary research area deals with the complex interplay of armament and arms control and examines the risks of emerging technologies in terms of security policy.
Graduate Programme Democratising Security
The graduate programme combines research on the crucial yet contested relation between security and democracy with doctoral qualification in an interdisciplinary setting.