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.
Centre for OSCE Research (CORE)
Trust-Building and Security & Rule of Law partnerships
Local Peace in Central Eurasia: Studying Peace Formation in Customary and Patronal Contexts
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.
Configurations of societal and political practices in dealing with radical Islam
Patterns and Dynamics of Conspiracy Theories and Far-Right Ideologies in Times of Crisis
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.
Arms Control and Emerging Technologies
Research and Transfer Project
Nuclear Warhead Authentication Based on Gamma and Neutron Emissions - How to Discourage Cheating?
The CBW network for a comprehensive reinforcement of norms against chemical and biological weapons (CBWNet)
Rethinking Deterrence – Working Group on Arms Control and Emerging Technologies
In close cooperation with the University of Hamburg, we examine the global consequences of climate change on conflict, security and peace.
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.
A cross-cutting project examines the social conditions of local peace processes by using participatory and transdisciplinary research methods.