This site is no longer updated regularly, but will remain freely accessible online for research purposes.
The Transnational and Non-State Armed Groups Project is an international and interdisciplinary initiative driven jointly by the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University (HPCR) and the Graduate Institute on International Studies in Geneva (HEI). The project aims to examine analytically the place of non-state armed groups within the context of armed conflict, and to identify strategic options as to the legal and policy implications of the contemporary role of these actors.
A key element of the project is a dedicated internet portal, uniquely designed to examine, through a multidisciplinary lens, such themes as Non-State Armed Groups and the Changing Landscape of Warfare, Non-State Armed Groups and International Law, and Non-State Armed Groups and the Response of States. To this end, the portal highlights a variety of regularly updated multimedia resources such as news and reports, briefs, statements, audio clips and event materials.
This portal provides a forum for sharing research internationally, fostering a network of professionals, and stimulating discussion among scholars and policy-makers on a topic of critical importance to international security.
Empowered Groups, Tested Laws, and Policy Options