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Research Professor (Cand. Philol., Dr. Philos)

Research areas:
Radical Islam
The Middle East 
Terrorism and globalisation 


Dr Brynjar Lia is a Research Professor at the Norwegian Defense Research Est. (FFI). Trained in Russian, Arabic and Middle Eastern studies, Dr Lia obtained his PhD in contemporary Middle Eastern history at the University of Oslo.

He was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University from 2001-2, has spent many years in the Middle East, and has been interviewed and/or cited on terrorism issues by Washington Post, Newsweek, Time Magazine, US Today, and a number of other international media outlets.


Dr Lia is the author of the following books:
The Society of the Muslim Brothers in Egypt 1928-42 (Ithaca Press, 1998)

Globalisation and the Future of Terrorism (Routledge, 2005)

A Police Force without a State: A History of the Palestinian Security Forces in the West Bank and Gaza (Ithaca Press, 2006)

Building Arafat’s Police: The Politics of International Police Assistance in the Palestinian Territories After the Oslo Agreement (Ithaca Press, 2007).

His most recent book is titled Architect of Global Jihad: The Life of Al Qaeda Strategist Abu Mus‘ab Al-Suri (London & New York: Hurst and Columbia University Press, 2007).


Office phone: +47 63 80 77 39

Brynjar Lia. Photo: FFI
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