Center for the Study of Conflicts

1. About

The Center for the Study of Conflicts was founded to study causes, process, and peaceful solutions of intra-state conflicts, such as civil wars and rebellions, after end of the Cold War.

Major research interests are as follows:

1. What are micro and macro causes of intra-state conflicts?

2. Why do some conflicts persist while others are resolved peacefully?

3. What are political, economic, and social conditions and institutional factors in order to peacefully resolve conflicts? What is the role that the international society can play for peaceful resolution of intra-state conflicts?

2. Member

Center Director : Jai-Kwan Jung (Korea University)

Research Professor

  • Jin Seok Bae (Korea University)

3. Projects

Current Projects

  • 2018-Present : “An Analysis of the Durability of the North Korean regime through a Model for Predicting Coups”

Past Projects

  • 2016-2017 : “A Study on the Establishment and Sustainability of Democracy after Civil War”
  • 2014-2015 : “The Dynamic of Political Resistance in a Totalitarian System: Why is there no rebellion in North Korea?”
  • 2012-2013 : “Political stability and democracy promotion in the design of political systems after the civil war.”

4. Publication

Sung-Yoon Chung, Hyun-Jin Cha, and Jai-Kwan Jung. 2017. “An Essay on the North Korean Regime’s Durability: A Comparative Authoritarianism Perspective.” 『Unification Policy Studies』 26(1), 77-103.


Jai-Kwan Jung. 2012. “Theoretical Debates on UN Peacekeeping Operations : Between Strategic Interest and Norms.” 『Journal of National defense studies』 55(2), 25-46.