Research in International Security, Peace and Conflict is concerned with international and domestic political conflict. The central goal is to understand what the most salient security challenges are, why armed conflicts and wars occur, and how security and peace can be restored. In answering these and other questions in the field, we identify the conditions and mechanisms guiding the interactions between international organizations, governments, and domestic groups. Fundamental to this research area is the empirical study of security and political conflict. We employ quantitative and qualitative methods in combination with different data sources (e.g., quantitative datasets, surveys, and archival documents) to systematically explain different security and conflict phenomena.
Research questions related to this research area include, among others: