Ceasefire negotiations are primarily male-dominated enterprises that often set the groundwork for future peace talks. Understanding them is thus vital for enhancing women's participation and including broader social interests in future peace efforts.
How can hope flourish from the devastation of war, oppression, and forced migration? In this new book Research Professor Cindy Horst engages with this question through the prism of lived reality, with her interlocutors, three extraordinary individuals.
But Mete Hatay, a Cyprus-born senior research consultant with Peace Research Institute Oslo who has long studied the conflict, says indications are that the countries will not discuss Cyprus even as they intend to "move further with their bilateral relations."
How did the arrival of growing numbers of refugees and other migrants in a non-violent setting and high-income country like Norway become framed as a ‘humanitarian crisis’? Is there a humanitarian crisis if nobody dies?
“Perhaps rather than a measure of immediate relief, it could be an initiative well worth considering for the day after the end of the war and during the phase of reconstruction,”
Jointly published with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Cyprus, the paper presents an overview of the current state of grid integration throughout the Mediterranean area.
Jointly published with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Cyprus the paper discusses the significance of interconnector projects in the Eastern Mediterranean.
PRIO invites applications for a one-year temporary position in research management and administration to support the management of Norway’s fastest growing social science research institute.
“Narges Mohammadi was top of my shortlist. Her win is a tremendous achievement for women’s rights in Iran."
This Commentary is based on an initiative launched by IAI. The main goal is to propose a common and coordinated approach within the EuroMediterranean area in terms of energy transition.
In September 2023, the PRIO NORM team was in Manila, The Philippines, to conduct fieldwork interviews and meetings with local stakeholders.
The project Russian Approaches to Peace Processes (RAPP) launches a new series of Practitioners Reflections.
Early-career scholars from all over the world came to PRIO to attend a state-of-the-art PhD-level course on survey methods, with a focus on migration research.
Scientists who study migration often use surveys about people's aspirations, desires, or plans to migrate. New work by PRIO researchers shows that these valuable data are unevenly distributed, often inaccessible, and poorly documented when they are used.
Afghanistan ranks worst of 177 countries in terms of the status of women, according to this year’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Index launched today in New York.
Today, Bård Drange successfully defended his dissertation titled 'Colombia’s relentless pursuit of justice: Wartime abuses, dynamics of violence, and justice outcomes' at the University of Oslo. Congratulations to Bård!
Cybersecurity and human rights are global issues that require dedicated international cooperation.
Today, Marie Sandnes defended her dissertation “Understanding power dynamics between intervening and host military forces: The case of the G5 Sahel Joint Force and external actors in the Sahel”.
In 1993, secret negotiations took place in Oslo, Norway, aiming to start a process to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Thirty years later, PRIO researchers are still researching the Oslo Agreement and its implications.
New PCC Report by Nasia Hadjigeorgiou taking a legal perspective on the buffer zone in Cyprus.
A new report focused on the ethical aspects of digital competence in the defense sector is in the spotlight, after a seminar convened to discuss the topic by the Ministry of Defense.
Pope Francis issued a powerful message to participants of an international conference co-organized by PRIO and The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
Today, Stine Bergersen defended her dissertation titled 'Conveying Complex Uncertainty: The Dilemmas of Communicating about Terror Threats' at Vrije University Brussels. Congratulations to Stine!
In a two-month residency, a group of international artists and researchers have investigated how creative practice can enable new ways of seeing, relating to and understanding individual and collective experiences of violent conflict and oppression.
The director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Henrik Urdal, updated his shortlist today for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize, with human rights activists topping the list.
Kristoffer Lidén has been appointed as the new Research Director for the Dimensions of Security Department at PRIO.
Arendalsuka is an annual Norwegian political festival that brings together politicians, journalists, policy makers, aid organisations, civil society and the private sector.
A new podcast series on ethics in peace negotiations is now available on Spotify.
In the research project Red Lines and Grey Zones: Exploring the Ethics of Humanitarian Negotiation (RedLines) two papers and a new podcast episode have recently been published in collaboration with the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS).
A new survey shows that 70 per cent of respondents believe Norway should put up an armed resistance if it is attacked by another country.
PRIO is organizing a unique art residency in Rotterdam this autumn.
The AsiaPeace project was successfully launched in August 2023.
Vera Lind has successfully defended her MA thesis at the University of Oslo.
PRIO researchers contribute to Special Issue of Internasjonal Politikk [International Politics].
A new PCC Policy Brief by Mete Hatay is out, looking at the cost of the international community's disengagement with Cyprus and potential ways to revive negotiations.
A 'Do No Harm' project blogpost looks into how biometric data collection has caused harm in the context of humanitarian interventions and where the future risks lie.
Sofie Balstad has successfully defended her MA thesis 'Respect! Power! Postfeminism!? The Convergence Between Feminism and Neoliberalism Through Narrative Gazes' at the University of Oslo.
This new case brief under the On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation (FAIR) project written by Kristian Berg Harpviken focuses on how the US-Taliban agreement paved the way for the Taliban’s takeover, an outcome that was not given yet seemed highly likely, whether seen from the vantage point of 2018 (when talks started) or 2020 (when they were concluded).
PRIO has been awarded $US700,000 in funding by the Complex Risk Analytics Fund (CRAF'D) for its cutting-edge research into a revolutionary early warning system that assesses the impact of conflict and climate shocks on humanitarian needs.
The war in Ethiopia's Tigray region accounted for over 100,000 battle-related deaths in 2022, even more than Russia's invasion of Ukraine which accounted for more than 81,000 deaths, according to new conflict trends data released today.
"The unfortunate dual calamities hitting Turkey and Greece in the first half of 2023 in the forms of a devastating earthquake and horrendous train crash respectively, revived memories of the summer of 1999, when two major destructive earthquakes hit Istanbul and Athens.
PRIO seeks to strengthen its data science competence by inviting applications for a three-year, full-time position as a Lead Machine Learning Engineer.
A report released today by the Peace Research Institute Oslo finds that at least 6,000 civilians were killed in the first 20 months following Myanmar's military coup in 2021.
On 5-7 June PRIO hosted the PhD level course "Political regimes: Developments, Typologies and Consequences" as part of the Norhed II project.
Today, Hassan Aden has defended his PhD thesis at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.
Ina Lyftingsmo Kristiansen successfully defended her MA thesis titled «Challenging the Loyalty-Competency Trade-Off in Autocratic Cabinets» on 15 June at the University of Oslo.
The PRIO Research School on Peace and Conflict, in collaboration with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, hosted doctoral candidates at the PhD-level course.
Beathe Øgård has succesfully defended her thesis "The Spring Revolution in Myanmar - Resisting a Closed Autocracy.
PRIO was awarded new funding this week by the Research Council of Norway for a 3-year project, Russian Approaches to Peace Processes.
Gabriel Lönn has successfully defended his MA thesis 'The Chinese Connection: How Network Ties to Beijing give rise to Autocratisation' at the University of Oslo.
This week, the UN High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Strategies celebrates ten years.
Close to 100 applications from talented artists around the world were received representing 35 countries, showing how many people and places are affected by war, displacement and political violence.
The Violence and Impacts Early-Warning System (VIEWS) team is committed to providing humanitarian groups with the earliest possible warnings to support anticipatory action.
The 12th UN High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Strategies gathered senior peace mediation experts this week, to discuss how to strengthen women's role in peace processes.
Do you want to work in a leading international research institution with high academic standards and an interdisciplinary environment and contribute to a new and original area of research, developing forecasting systems and tool?
In May 2023, the PRIO NORM team headed to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to conduct fieldwork interviews and meetings with local actors.
Do you want to contribute to a new and original area of research and produce knowledge of immediate relevance to policy and planning? Do you want to work closely with a larger interdisciplinary team of researchers studying how societal development can moderate future climate change risks?
Digital inclusion is paving the way for women and other marginalized groups to participate in peace processes.
PhD-Level Course now open for applications.
PRIO is committed to contributing to fostering the next generation of peace researchers.
Lea K Matthaei has successfully defended her MA thesis under the On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation (FAIR) project.
This year Israel celebrates 75 years since it was established.
What does it mean to use queer theory or to queer research and what are some examples of this? Today's breakfast seminar brought together researchers from disciplines within political science, conflict research, and history to discuss their use of queer theory and queer research practices.
Both the Ethics of Humanitarian Neutrality in Syria and the Red Lines for Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan webinars were recorded and can be streamed via the seminar webpages.
JPR publishes annual special issues on topics of high relevance to the field of peace research and is now soliciting proposals for the 2025 special issue.
PRIO Researchers Greg Reichberg and Samar Abbas Nawaz attended a recent summit on Responsible AI in the Military domain.
Senior Researcher Ilaria Carrozza discussed Chinese foreign policy at the Norwegian Foreign Policy Conference 2023 on March 21.
Call for Papers for an international symposium & workshop, 9-10 November 2023.
The PRIO Archive (about 1500 physical boxes) is now deposited at the National Archives of Norway.
A new project PRIO partners with at the University of Essex receives a €2.
Do you want to contribute to a new and original area of research, developing forecasting systems and tools? Do you want to work closely with a larger interdisciplinary team of researchers studying the impact of armed conflict on human development?
PRIO's International Summer School (ISS) is finally back in in-person format, after running virtually for three-years.
Now more than ever we can see how the impact of war and violence changes societies and people.
PRIO GPS Centre Research Professor Inger Skjelsbæk and UiO Research Fellow Johanne Rokke Elvebakken have published an op.
Ine Eriksen Søreide’s tenure as Norway’s Foreign Minister between 2017 and 2021 was reviewed by PRIO researchers Torunn L.
Norway’s term as an elected member of the UN Security Council ended on December 31, 2022, after two intensive years.
PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo on 5-7 June 2023.