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Dr Jaïr van der Lijn

Senior Researcher

Dr Jaïr van der Lijn

Jaïr van der Lijn

Dr Jaïr van der Lijn is a Senior Researcher and Head of the SIPRI Peace Operations and Conflict Management Programme. Jair joined SIPRI in early 2013. His research interests include conflict resolution, peace operations, peace agreements and the role of the United Nations. He has published widely and conducted extensive field research in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, El Salvador, Mozambique, Rwanda and Sudan. He has also produced a number of pre-deployment scenarios on Sudan, Syria and Afghanistan, and looked into the future of peace operations.

Subject expertise

Causes of conflict; conflict resolution, conflict management; peace operations; military operations; United Nations; comprehensive approaches in conflict management; peace agreements; multilateral security organizations; international and regional security; future security foresight; scenarios methodology; evaluation

Regional expertise

Africa, Afghanistan, Balkans

Phone number
+46 766 286 320
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PhD in Conflict Management, Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands 

  • Associate Fellow, Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Senior Research Fellow, Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ 
  • Associate Editor, Journal of International Peacekeeping
External publications