Our Mission


The Center for Systemic Peace (CSP) was founded in 1997. It is engaged in innovative research on the problem of political violence within the structural context of the dynamic global system, that is, global systems analysis. The Center supports scientific research and quantitative analysis in many issue areas related to the fundamental problems of violence in both human relations and societal-systemic development processes.


The focus of CSP research is on the dynamics of and opportunities for Managing Complexity in Modern Societal-Systems and the real possibilities for a global systemic peace, that is, minimizing the resort to and the effects of political violence in the world as a whole.


The Center continually monitors political behavior in each of the world's major states, that is, all those with current populations greater than 500,000 (167 countries in 2014) and reports on emerging issues and persisting conditions related to the problems of political violence and "state failure." Change can only be meaningfully understood in its proper context. The Center also tracks baseline conditions and charts general trends in societal-system performance at the global, regional and state levels of analysis in the key dimensions of social conflict, governance, and sustainable human/physical development. We record and report our findings openly and freely in the sincere belief that the guarantor of good governance is an active, informed public.


The Center for Systemic Peace is a registered not-for-profit corporation (since June 2010) and has been granted tax exempt status by the US Internal Revenue Service as a public charity under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; contributions to CSP are deductible under section 170 of the Code. CSP is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. Please, send your inquiries to us at contact@systemicpeace.org or call (202) 236-9298.

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