Academic Staff | Peace and Security

Contact Competence Länder und Regionen
  • Armed forces' reform in post-conflict societies
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Regional Explanations for Authoritarianism
  • Statethood and Political Domination in the Middle East (with a focus on Jordan and Syria)
  • The War in Syria
  • Regional Politics and the Relationship between Arabism and Islamism
  • Jordan
  • Syria
  • Palestine/Israel
  • Turkey (Near East Politics)
  • Resources conflicts
  • Religion and violent conflict
  • Civil-military relations
  • Political institutions
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Chad
  • Botswana
  • Transitional Justice
  • Democratisation
  • State-Building
  • Peace and Conflict Research
  • Peru
  • Institutions in intrastate conflicts
  • Religion and ethnicity in intrastate conflicts
  • External state-building efforts in fragile states
  • Middle East
  • Sudan
  • India’s foreign and security policy
  • International Relations in South Asia
  • India
  • South Asia
  • Corruption and Political Authority
  • Protest Movements and Historical Action
  • Anthropology of the State
  • Politics of Care
  • Secularism and Religion
  • Jordan
  • Syria
  • Germany
  • Ethnic and Religious Conflict
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Political Violence and Terrorism
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Arab immigrant communities in the West
  • Migrants and protest movements
  • Power sharing in divided societies (focus on Lebanon)
  • Models of political governance in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Arab diasporas in the West
  • the Arab Euro-Mediterranean Zone
  • Human Rights, Environmental Rights
  • Rights of Indigenous People
  • Prior consultations
  • Resource conflicts
  • Latin America

Prof. Dr. Henner Fürtig

Director of the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies
Editor GIGA Focus Middle East
  • Domestic and foreign policy
  • social and political Transformation
  • democratisation
  • programs and structures of political Islam
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Egypt
  • Urban Violence and Non State Armed Actors in Latin America
  • Security and Defence in South America
  • Armed Conflict and Peace Process in Colombia
  • Illegal Markets and Violence in Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Limited Statehood
  • Security Governance
  • Statebuilding
  • Alternative Forms of Political Order
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Central African Republic
  • International sanctions
  • Persistence and change of autocratic regimes
  • Qualitative methods, in particular QCA and discourse analysis
  • Framing
  • Simbabwe
  • Burundi
  • Institution-building in post-war societies
  • Post-conflict peace operations
  • Foreign aid and post-war democratization
  • Africa
  • Research on Preventing Youth Radicalisation and Political Extremism in South Asia and Beyond
  • South Asia
  • Political Opposition in Authoritarian Regimes
  • Political Islam
  • International Relations of the Persian Gulf
  • Yemen
  • Saudi Arabia
  • sub-Saharan Africa
  • Peru, drug policy
  • Statebuilding
  • Organized Crime
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • International conflict resolution
  • Mediation in inter-state and intra-state conflicts
  • Regional patterns and variations of mediation
  • Regional organizations and mediation
  • Regional security architecture of the Middle East
  • Peace and conflict research
  • Middle East
  • Terrorism as tactical consideration of social movement organisations and collective actors in contentious politics
  • Religious Minorities: Discrimination, Grievances and Conflict
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Political Islam in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Power and Norms in Islamist Organizations
  • Hezbollah, Hamas
  • Lebanon
  • Palestinian Territories

Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach

Senior Research Fellow
General Editor GIGA Focus
Editor GIGA Focus Global
  • Postwar Societies
  • Violence and Social change
  • Youth
  • Central America
  • Colombia
  • Salafism in the Maghreb (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco)
  • Civil Society in Autocracies
  • Authoritarianism and Civil Society Development in Algeria
  • State Failure and Ethnic Conflicts in Southeast Asia (esp. Burma/Myanmar and the Philippines)
  • Political Change in Burma/Myanmar
  • Islam und Islamism in Bangladesh und Southeast Asia
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Bangladesch
  • Philippinen
  • Maghreb
  • Rising Powers
  • BRICS, especially India
  • International Trade
  • International Negotiation
  • World Trade Organization
  • India
  • Brazil
  • Armed Conflict and Peacebuilding
  • Transitional Justice and Victims' Reparations
  • Natural Resources
  • Criminality
  • Colombia
  • Resource management strategies and their impact on collective violence
  • Politics of lootable resource extraction
  • Peacebuilding and Democratization in Resource-Abundant Contexts
  • Liberia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Angola
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Rights of Indigenous People
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Resource Conflicts
  • Development Discourse
  • Latin America
  • Comparative research on international sanctions
  • Authoritarian regimes
  • Democratization
  • Foreign policy and development policy
  • Neopatrimonialism / corruption and their effects on political regimes
  • State and public administration
  • Southern Africa and East Africa
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Kenya
  • Post-conflict transitional governments
  • Institutional reform in post-conflict societies
  • Security Sector Reform (SSR)
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Nepal

Dr. Jason Sumich

Senior Research Fellow
Speaker Research Team
  • Legitimacy
  • Political Transformations
  • Elite Formation
  • Democratisation
  • Citizenship and Inequality in Mozambique
  • Middle Class Formation, new Forms of Urbanism and the Politics of Infrastructure in Africa
  • Africa
  • Democratization
  • Islamization
  • political parties
  • weak states and political violence
  • regional integration
  • Indonesia
  • East Timor
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • ASEAN