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Dr Jaïr van der Lijn 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. Mr. van der Lijn is also Senior Research Associate at the 'Clingendael' Institute and an Associate Fellow at the Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.
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Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Africa, Afghanistan, the Balkans
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Senior Research Fellow, Peace operation & future security foresight
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Integrated missions, future security foresight, ISAF, the peacekeeping operations in Sudan
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
3D ‘the next generation’: Lessons learned from Uruzgan for future operations, Cordaid & Clingendael Institute, November 2011, 88pp.
Crystal Balling Future Threats 2020-2030: Security Foresights of ‘Actors’ and Drivers in Perspective [EN] Article in Defense & Security Analysis, 27(2), 2011, pp. 149-167.
Scenarios for Sudan in 2012: Crash or Happy Take-off [EN] Article in Foresight: The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy, 12(4), 2010, pp. 3-22.
Learning lessons in African peace operations [EN] Editorial in Journal of International Peacekeeping, 14(1-2), 2010, pp. 1-5.
Success and failure of UN peacekeeping operations: UNMIS in Sudan [EN] Article in Journal of International Peacekeeping, 14(1-2), 2010, pp. 27-59.
Mission impossible: UNAMID and the chances of it making a successful contribution to durable peace [EN] Article in P. Hoebink (ed.), Netherlands Yearbook on International Cooperation, 2008, Assen: Van Gorcum, pp. 165-179.
If Only There Were a Blueprint! Factors for Success and Failure of UN Peace-Building Operations [EN] Article in Journal of International Peacekeeping, 13(1-2), February 2009, pp. 45–71.
Walking the tightrope: Do UN peacekeeping operations actually contribute to durable peace? [EN] Book, Amsterdam, Purdue University Press, Dutch University Press and Rozenberg Publishers, 2006.
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