PRIO Network

Independent * International * Interdisciplinary

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people.

Researchers at PRIO work to identify new trends in global conflict, as well as to formulate and document new understandings of and responses to armed conflict. We seek to understand how people are impacted by, and cope with, armed conflict, and we study the normative foundations of peace and violence. Key questions on PRIO's research agenda are:

  • Why do wars break out?
  • How are wars sustained?
  • What does it take to build durable peace?

PRIO is a leading institution in peace research, and strives to be at the cutting edge both analytically, and in the impact of peace research on policy and practice.