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  • Fredrik Bynander appointed to head university's new center for societal security

    Fredrik Bynander is an Associate Professor of Political Science and conducts research on crisis management and security policy analysis at the Swedish Defense University.

    25 October 2017

  • Swedish Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq

    In a ground-breaking study, Linus Gustafsson and Dr. Magnus Ranstorp are exploring the phenomenon of Swedish foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq by analysing unique information provided by the Swedish Security Service. The aim is to fill empirical gaps and understand the Swedish foreign fighter contingent by analysing set variables in the period of 2012 to 2016.

    14 June 2017

  • How the financing of terrorist activities can be prevented

    The Center for Asymmetric Threats and Terrorism Studies (CATS) at the Swedish Defence University has published a report on the financial activities linked to people from Sweden and Denmark with ties to terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. The study was commissioned by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority with the goal of contributing to better insight and knowledge among anti‐crime authorities, supervisory authorities and national operators subject to the anti-money laundering legislation with regard to foreign terrorist fighters.

    1 June 2017