• Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet: Somalia 

      De Coning, Cedric; Grand, Anab Ovidie; Karlsrud, John; Nortvedt, Jenny; Tchie, Andrew E. Yaw; Krampe, Florian; Tarif, Kheira (Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet;2021, Research report, 2021)
      Somalia is highly susceptible to the effects of climate change and extreme weather. Without anticipatory preventive approaches, these factors are likely to exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and reduce the people’s ...
    • The Dangers of Disconnection: Oscillations in Political Violence on Lake Chad 

      Iocchi, Alessio (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Narrations on fragility and resilience in the Sahel paint a picture about the region’s inherent ungovernability that lead to consider an endless state- and peace-building process as the most feasible governance solution. ...
    • Doing Less With More? The Difficult ‘Return’ of Western Troop Contributing Countries to United Nations Peacekeeping 

      Karlsrud, John; Novosseloff, Alexandra (GGI Analysis;, Research report, 2020)
      Among others, the deployment of the UN stabilization mission to Mali (MINUSMA) in 2013 has been characterized by a number of researchers as a ‘return’ of Western troop contributors to United Nations (UN) peacekeeping in ...
    • Exclusion and Inclusion: The Core of Chechen Mobilization to Jihad 

      Wilhelmsen, Julie Maria (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The article explores the broad social and relational drivers behind mobilization of Chechens into armed jihad in the Levant. It suggests that the core mobilizing tool in a process toward violent (re-)action is a narrative ...
    • The “Faceless Evildoers” of Cabo Delgado: an Islamist Insurgency in Mozambique? 

      Casola, Camillo; Iocchi, Alessio (ISPI Commentaries;, Research report, 2020)
      A brief assessment about the emergence of a jihadi group in Mozambique
    • The Far Right Honeytrap: Georgian Media and the Mediagenic Far Right 

      Gelashvili, Tamta (GIP Policy Paper;, Research report, 2020)
      The recent wave of far-right mobilization across the globe, including Georgia, naturally attracts wide media attention. Although the interrelation of the media and the far right, especially in the Georgian context, remains ...
    • Georgia’s Emerging Far Right 

      Gelashvili, Tamta (Journal article, 2019)
      Ethnonationalism has been as common in Georgia as in other post-Soviet countries, but the far-right social movement has especially been gaining traction for the past five years, gradually becoming larger, more diverse, and ...
    • “Irregular” Migration and Divergent Understandings of Security in the Sahel 

      Osland, Kari M.; Erstad, Henriette Ullavik (Journal article, 2020)
      On 23 September 2020, the EU launched its new Pact on Migration and Asylum. In a refreshingly blunt press-release accompanying the Pact one could read: “The current system no longer works. And for the past five years, the ...
    • The Origins of Boko Haram, and Why the War on Terror Matters 

      Brigaglia, Andrea; Iocchi, Alessio (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      This article, prompted as a response to a recent contribution penned by Audu Bulama Bukarti,returns to the history of an incident occurred in 2003 between the Nigerian security and a group of militants popularly known as ...
    • Rebel governance? A literature review of Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa Province 

      Hassan, Idayat (NUPI Working Paper;897, Research report, 2022)
      The literature on rebel governance has fundamentally challenged the idea that ‘governance’ is the sole prerogative of ‘government’. Despite important advances over the past decade, studies have largely addressed rebel ...
    • Reviewing Jihadist Governance in the Sahel 

      Rupesinghe, Natasja; Naghizadeh, Mikael Hiberg; Cohen, Corentin (NUPI Working Paper;894, Research report, 2021)
      The ways in which jihadist insurgents in the Sahel govern is rarely considered in the academic literature. They have often been portrayed as ‘Islamic terrorists’, who achieve their objectives by using brutal force against ...
    • Right-wing Populism in Associated Countries: A Challenge for Democracy 

      Cenusa, Denis; Gelashvili, Tamta; Medvedeva, Anna (GIP Policy Paper;24, Research report, 2021)
      This policy paper provides a structured comparative analysis of the nationalist populist actors, discourses and strategies in three Associated [1] Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries – Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. It ...
    • Risikovurderingsverktøy mot terrorisme og ekstremisme: Erfaringer fra kriminalomsorgen i Nederland, Storbritannia, og Sverige 

      Knudsen, Rita Augestad; Stormoen, Ole Martin (NUPI Report;2020-10, Research report, 2020)
      Spesialiserte verktøy for å vurdere enkeltpersoners risiko for å bli innblandet i terrorisme og voldelig ekstremisme har blitt en sentral del av mange europeiske lands antiterrorarbeid. Denne rapporten gir en oversikt over ...
    • Self-defence Militias and State Sponsorship in Burkina Faso 

      Haavik, Viljar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Since 2015-16, Burkina Faso has been engulfed in an ongoing conflict with jihadist insurgent groups active across the Sahel in West Africa. As the conflict escalated, the use of armed militias in Burkina Faso became ...
    • Violent Mobilization and Non-Mobilization in the North Caucasus : introduction to special issue 

      Wilhelmsen, Julie Maria; Youngman, Mark (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Introduction and overview over violent mobilization in the North Caucasus: Recent developments and context, conflicting identities, state and sub-state violence, causes and limits of violent mobilization in the region.