Conflict, Diplomacy & Security

In the News

The Jihadist Threat Won't End With ISIS' Defeat
Dec. 22, 2017: GPS Prof. Barbara F. Walter writes for Foreign Affairs on why similar groups will continue to emerge.

How Do You End A Civil War?
Oct. 26, 2017: Listen to this podcast with GPS Prof. Barbara F. Walter was part of a four segment podcast on The Inquiry BBC World Service.

6 Ways the Internet Is Shaping the ‘New Civil Wars’
Aug. 16, 2017: Advanced technology in communication linked to new growth, sustainability of modern conflict, featuring Barbara F. Walter. 

Time to act
May 1, 2017: For her enduring support of GPS and perseverance to address wrongs on the international stage — foremost in Syria — Tamar Koosed is GPS’s 2017 Outstanding Alumna.

Experiencing the ‘crossroad of the US, Asia and Mexico’
April 20, 2017: As part of his Pacific Leadership Fellowship, Enrico Letta derived new impressions of not only the EU-U.S. relationship but also the U.S.-Mexico one. 

Stephan Haggard hones in on ‘Hard Target’
April 19, 2017: In a Q&A, the professor opens up about the coming of his new book, “Hard Target,” and working with his writing partner, Marcus Noland. 


Faculty and Research

Related Faculty

  • Eli Berman

    Eli Berman

    Professor, UC San Diego Department of Economics

    Research Fields: environmental and resource economics, labor economics, religion, Middle East, terrorism and insurgency, fertility, immigration, language

  • Tai Ming Cheung

    Tai Ming Cheung

    Associate Professor; Director, UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

    Research Fields: China, Chinese and East Asian defense and national security affairs, especially related to economic, industrial, technology and innovation issues

  • Peter Cowhey

    Peter Cowhey

    Dean and Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Communications and Technology Policy

    Research Fields: U.S. trade policy, foreign policy, communications and information technology, Internet, biological threats, international corporate strategy, microfinance industry to alleviate poverty

  • Jesse Driscoll

    Jesse Driscoll

    Associate Professor; Chair, Global Leadership Institute

    Research Fields: comparative politics, international relations, civil war, voting, Central Asia
  • Richard Feinberg

    Richard Feinberg


    Research Fields: Cuba, Latin America, U.S. foreign policy, multilateral institutions, trade and investment, globalization, democratization, non-governmental organizations

  • Emilie Hafner-Burton

    Emilie Hafner-Burton

    John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of International Justice and Human Rights; Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

    Research Fields: human rights, international law, economic sanctions, gender mainstreaming in international organizations

  • Stephan Haggard

    Stephan Haggard

    Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies; Director, Korea-Pacific Program

    Research Fields: international relations, political economy, globalization, East Asia, North and South Korea

  • Weiyi Shi

    Weiyi Shi

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: China, political economy, foreign policy

  • Barbara F. Walter

    Barbara F. Walter


    Research Fields: international security, civil wars, terrorism/counter-terrorism

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  • Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

    Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

    Facilitating innovative research on the causes of international conflict and cooperation, this institute serves the entire UC system and is committed to educating the next generation of problem solvers and peacemakers.
  • 21st Century China Center

    21st Century China Center

    Aiming to deepen public knowledge and understanding of contemporary China and strengthen U.S.-China relations, this center promotes active discourse on China’s domestic evolution and its international engagement.
  • Korea-Pacific Program

    Korea-Pacific Program

    Promoting greater understanding of contemporary North and South Korea, this program supports a variety of organized research projects, presents a seminar series and hosts a visiting scholars program.
  • Policy Design and Evaluation Lab

    Policy Design and Evaluation Lab

    Combining advanced social science methodology with the power of information technology, this lab designs policies and programs that alleviate poverty; promote health, welfare and security; and enhance accountability.