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02.10.2013
Linje
Research Fellow (Cand. Polit, Dr. Philos)

​Research areas:

  • Radical Islamism and al-Qaida
  • Terrorist networks in Europe, recruitment, radicalism and operational trends
  • Social dynamics and leadership in terrorist network

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Petter Nesser is a senior researcher at FFI’s Terrorism Research Group. He is trained in the areas of Social Science, Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic at the University of Oslo (UiO) and The American University in Cairo (AUC).
 
Dr Nesser has conducted extensive research on militant Islamism (jihadism) in Europe for more than a decade while focusing on motivational factors, recruitment and radicalization processes. 
 
He has communicated research findings in Norway and internationally, through academic conferences, speeches before public sector and NGOs and the media.
 
Nesser's recent publications include:

 

 

  • "Jihad in Europe: Patterns in Terrorist Cell Formation and Behaviour, 1995-2010." University of Oslo, 2012.
  • "Islamist Terrorism in Europe, A History" Hurst Publishers, 2015.
  • "Research Note: Single Actor Terrorism: Scope, Characteristics and Explanations." Perspectives on Terrorism 6, no. 6 (2012). 
  • "Individual Jihadist Operations in Europe: Patterns and Challenges." CTC Sentinel 5, no. 1 (2012): 15-18. 
  • "Ideologies of Jihad in Europe." Terrorism and Political Violence 23, no. 2 (2011): 173-200.
  • "Joining Jihadi Terrorist Cells in Europe: Exploring Motivational Aspects of Recruitment and Radicalization ". In Understanding Violent Radicalization: Terrorist and Jihadist Movements in Europe, edited by M. Ranstorp. New York: Routledge, 2010. 
  • "How Did Europe’s Gobal Jihadis Obtain Training for Their Militant Causes?". Terrorism and Political Violence 20, no. 2 (2008): 1-23. 
  • "Chronology of Jihadism in Western Europe 1994-2007: Planned, Prepared, and Executed Terrorist Attacks (Forthcoming)." Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 31, no. 10 (estimated) (2008). 
  • "Chronology of Jihadism in Western Europe 1994-2007: Planned, Prepared, and Executed Terrorist Attacks (Forthcoming)." Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 31, no. 10 (estimated) (2008).


 

Contact:

Email: petter.nesser@ffi.no
Office phone: + 47 63 80 77 54

Petter Nesser.
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