Resolving Jihadist Conflicts? Religion, Civil War, and Prospects for Peace
One of the most pressing challenges on the contemporary agenda for peace and security is armed conflicts involving militant groups with self-proclaimed Islamist aspirations, such as IS (Islamic State) in Syria and Iraq, Boko Haram in Nigeria and the Taliban in Afghanistan. However, we know surprisingly little about the conditions under which jihadist conflicts, partly or completely, may be resolved through peaceful means. In particular, there is a gap in peace and conflict research concerning if, how, and to what extent, our existing theories on conflict resolution are applicable to solve jihadist conflicts. The research project “Resolving Jihadist Conflicts? Religion, Civil War, and Prospects for Peace” sets out to fill this lacuna. The purpose is to explore the potential, as well as the limitations, for conflict resolution in these contexts by examining the research question: under what conditions are jihadist conflicts likely to be resolved?
See below for news, events, media and publications.
News and Events
- A Seminar on the Situation in Southern Thailand: Violence, Politics and Prospects for Peace
- Interviews in Mindanao, Philippines
- What We Know - and Don't Know - about Religious Civil Wars
- "Disputes over the Divine" in volume 62, issue 5 of Journal of Conflict Resolution
- Call for papers: Workshop on Islamist conflicts and conflict resolution, Zürich 2018
Project members appear frequently in media, blogs, etc.
Project members have published widely on the topic of conflict and religion.