The Graduate Institute's research mission is to produce knowledge that fosters a better understanding of global problems. As a community of scholars in the academy we are committed to advancing insight and debate in the social sciences and humanities. As a community of publicly engaged scholars, we also seek to enrich policy debates at the international and local level, in particular those involving international actors.


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Global Challenges no 5 (April 2019)

New Grammars of War: Conflict and Violence in the 21st Century

In the context of a fragmenting international order, researchers of the Graduate Institute analyse contemporary armed conflicts, marked by a multiplication of actors and concurrent strategies of violence.

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