Research areas: Radical Islamism al-Qaida and CBRN Jihadism and the Internet The Middle East and Afghanistan
Anne Stenersen is a research fellow at FFI’s Terrorism Research Group. With an academic background rooted in Middle Eastern studies, Arabic and Russian, she has conducted research on militant Islamism, with a focus on CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) terrorism, al-Qaeda’s use of the Internet, and the Taliban insurgency.
Ms. Stenersen has a B.A. in Cultural and Social Sciences from the University of Bergen, and an M.Phil in Asian and African Studies from the University of Oslo. She has recently finished a doctorate on The Taliban insurgency and al-Qaeda-Taliban relations.
Ms. Stenersen’s recent publications include:
for Beginners: Inside al Al-Qaeda E-Learning Course," Perspectives on
Terrorism, Vol. 7, No.1, 2013
Qaeda's Foot Soldiers: A Study of the Biographies of Foreign Fighters Killed in
Afghanistan and Pakistan Between 2002 and 2006," Studies in Conflict and
Terrorism, 34:171–198, 2011
"Al-Qaeda’s Allies: Explaining the Relationship Between Al-Qaeda and Various Factions of the Taliban After 2001," New America Foundation, April 2010Contact:Email: Anne.Stenersen@ffi.noOffice phone: +47 63 80 77 45