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Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014

Book of the Year award to Cederman, Gleditsch, and Buhaug

​​​The American Political Science Association (APSA​) award for best book in conflict processes​ published during 2012-13 has been given to Ethnicity, Grievances, and Civil War(Cambridge University Press, 2013), coauthored by Lars-Erik Cederman (PRIO Global Fellow; ETH Zurich), Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (University of Essex and PRIO) and Halvard Buhaug (PRIO and NTNU). This is the third award given to this book in a matter of months, the other being the Conflict Research Society’s Book of the Year 2014 and the Network of European Peace Scientists’ NEPS Medal 2014. Congratulations!

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Monday, 08 Sep 2014

War Breeds War

New Blog Post by Håvard M. Nygård

​​​As a result of civil wars, some of the world's least developed nations are now further away from achieving the UN's Millennium Development Goals than they were when the goals were first adopted. 

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Friday, 05 Sep 2014

Is it Acceptable to Lie for a Good Cause?

New Blog Post by Henrik Urdal

​​​​Humanitarian organizations may easily succumb to the temptation to misuse numbers and statistics in order to promote their own causes. Does the end justify the means?

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Friday, 05 Sep 2014

PRIO journals place Top 10 in global rankings; JPR number one on Scopus list

​​PRIOs two leading international scientific journals, the Journal of Peace Research (JPR) and Security Dialogue, are now ranked among the world’s Top 10 most influential journals in international relations. The two most prestigious journal citation rankings, the Web of Science/Thompson Reuter’s Journal Citation Report and the Scopus SCImago Journal Rank, both released their annual lists recently, placing the PRIO journals in the very top.

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03 Sep 2014 Call for Papers: The Everyday Lives of Sovereignty: Contests and Conflicts in a Transnational Era
03 Sep 2014 1–2 Student Scholarships: Political Institutions and Armed Conflict
15 Aug 2014 Call for Applications: PhD Course on Protection of Civilians
04 Aug 2014 Kristian Skrede Gleditsch included in Prestigious List
31 Jul 2014 PRIO Journals Climb Rankings
07 Jul 2014 PRIO awarded funding for a Nordic Centre of Excellence
27 Jun 2014 PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update (Issue 2-2014)
27 Jun 2014 Successful Doctoral Defence by Jason Miklian
24 Jun 2014 Religion, War, and Ethics
18 Jun 2014 DRIVER Project Successfully Launched
17 Jun 2014 Two New PRIO Projects on the Effect of Aid
12 Jun 2014 High Number of Fatalities Despite Unchanged Level of Armed Conflicts
12 Jun 2014 JPR at 50: Launches