Department of Peace and Conflict Research

War and peace in 2017 - the 10 most important trends

2017-12-19

As the year is drawing to a close, we highly recommend project leader Professor Isak Svensson's latest contribution to Mänsklig Säkerhet, "2017 i krig och fred - årets 10 viktigaste trender", where he looks back at 2017 and reflects on the ten most important trends relating to war and peace during the year. 

Particularly important from the perspective of our research project are the collapse of the Islamic State's (IS) caliphate in Iraq and Syria (yet hardly the end of IS) and deepening Shia-Sunni tensions due to the increasing power rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East.

This interesting and thoughtful piece is available here. Note that it is in Swedish.