• 24-26 April 2017: "Resolving Jihadist Conflicts? Religion, Civil War, and Prospects for Peace" participated in "Risks, roots and responses: Nordic conference on violent extremism". The Swedish part of the project's Core Group arranged a panel under the theme "Ending Jihadi Conflicts", presenting ongoing research projects on the end dynamics of revolutionary Islamic states, mediation attempts with the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, and outcome patterns in Islamist civil wars 1975-2015.
  • 16-19 March 2016, ISA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA:Core Group members Professor Isak Svensson (project leader) and Associate Professor Desirée Nilsson present the paper “Mediating jihadist conflicts: Conflict resolution and the global patterns of religiously defined armed conflicts”. The first meeting of the Core Group.
  • 7-9 September 2016, Working Group Conference, Uppsala, Sweden: The Working Group on the Resolution of Jihadist Conflicts holds it first conference, on the theme “Defining and Analyzing Jihadist Conflicts”.

Related publications


As the Islamic State (IS) is being increasingly pushed back in the Middle East, Prof. Svensson argues for the need for a discussion on how to build sustainable peace in the region. Efter IS, Mänsklig Säkerhet, 7 June 2017. (In Swedish.)  

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Prof. Svensson on the decline of political Islamism and what the international community needs to do to overcome militant Islamism. Tvådelad strategi behövs mot militant islamism, Utrikesmagasinet, 27 May 2017. (In Swedish.)

Project leader Prof. Isak Svensson on Swedish radio talking about the deadly attack in central Stockholm on 7 April 2017. Lyckas terroristerna splittra oss? Sveriges Radio P1, 13 April 2017. (In Swedish.)

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