The Institute takes pride in its research, which is central to its work. The Institute’s Research Department employs an eclectic set of qualitative and quantitative methodologies in the interrogation of important issues and problems in the greater Horn of Africa region. More specifically, the Department’s work allows the Institute to engage more deeply on issues of conflict, peace, defence, security, governance, terrorism, and diplomacy that affect the region. These engagements are critical in advancing the Institute’s overall objectives. The Department is headed by the Associate Director, who works with resident and non-resident Research Fellows, Research Assistants, and Research Interns.