Niklas Karlén

Senior lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Peace and Conflict Research

+4618-471 5738
Visiting address:
Gamla Torget 3, 1tr
753 20 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Niklas Karlén is Assistant Professor at the Swedish Defence University and Lecturer at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. His main research interests cover third-party interventions, international dimensions of civil war and US foreign policy. His current work focuses on external state support to warring parties, invitations to intervene, ex-combatant networks, foreign policy decision-making, and government policies toward ethnic groups.

Keywords: external support us foreign policy transnational linkages international dimensions of civil war security assistance biased third party interventions state sponsorship methods

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Main research areas:

Interventions; External support; International dimensions of civil war; US foreign policy; Research methods; Transnational linkages; Proxy warfare; Security assistance; Strategic decision-making


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