Jacob Aasland Ravndal

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Mobile phone 99615149
Room 804
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 EIlert Sundts hus
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences

Academic interests

  • Terrorism and political violence
  • Right-wing extremism and militancy
  • Left-wing extremism and militancy
  • Armed conflict
  • International security
  • Intelligence


I have an M.Phil. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Oslo. Between 2009 and 2012, I was a research fellow at the Norwgian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), working on topics such as counterinsurgency operations, the use of intelligence in international peace operations, protection of civilians, security in the High North, and international cyber security. Between 2012 and 2016, I was a PhD candidate with FFI's Terrorism Research Group (Terra). My PhD thesis is on right-wing terrorism and violence in Western Europe, and was submitted to the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo in March 2017. 




  • De Coning, Cedric; Kjeksrud, Stian; Ravndal, Jakob Aasland; Stensland, Andreas Øien & Lotze, Walter (2016). Protecting civilians: comparing organisational approaches, In Heidi Willmot; Ralph Mamiya; Scott Sheeran & Marc Weller (ed.),  Protection of Civilians.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780198729266.  Part I, chapter 4.  s 88 - 108
  • Ravndal, Jakob Aasland (2016). Right-Wing Terrorism and Violence in Western Europe: Introducing the RTV Datase . Perspectives on Terrorism.  ISSN 2334-3745.  10(3), s 2- 15
  • Ravndal, Jakob Aasland (2015). Thugs or Terrorists? A Typology of Right-Wing Terrorism in Western Europe . Journal for Deradicalization.  ISSN 2363-9849.  (3), s 1- 38
  • Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2013). Anders Behring Breiviks bruk av Internett og sosiale medier, I: Inger Marie Sunde (red.),  Forebygging av radikalisering og voldelig ekstremisme på internett.  Politihøgskolen.  12.  s 113 - 125
  • Ravndal, Jakob Aasland (2013). Anders Behring Breivik’s use of the Internet and social media. Journal EXIT-Deutschland.  ISSN 2196-8136.  2, s 172- 185
  • Kjeksrud, Stian & Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2012). Emerging Lessons from MONUC, In Benjamin de Carvalho & Ole Jacob Sending (ed.),  The Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping: Concept, Implementation and Practice.  Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.  ISBN 978-3-8329-6531-0.  5.  s 109 - 125
  • Kjeksrud, Stian & Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2011). Emerging lessons from the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo: military contributions to the protection of civilians. African Security Review.  ISSN 1024-6029.  20(2), s 3- 16
  • Norheim-Martinsen, Per Martin & Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2011). Towards Intelligence-Driven Peace Operations? The Evolution of UN and EU Intelligence Structures. International Peacekeeping.  ISSN 1353-3312.  18(4), s 454- 467 . doi: 10.1080/13533312.2011.588391
  • Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2010). Etterretning i FN: Hvordan det umulige ble mulig, I: Tore Nyhamar (red.),  Utfordringer og strategi i freds- og stabiliseringsoperasjoner.  Abstrakt forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7935-284-6.  Kapittel.  s 103 - 133

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  • Enstad, Johannes Due & Ravndal, Jakob Aasland (2015). Hvorfor er det så mye mer høyreekstrem vold i Sverige?. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2014). Nordic Right-Wing Terrorism and Militancy: Explaining cross-national variances.
  • Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2014). The online life of a modern terrorist: Anders Behring Breivik's use of the Internet. VOX-Pol Blog.
  • Enstad, Johannes Due & Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2013). Trender i europeisk høyreterror . Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2013). Ikke så ensomme ulver. Ytring : NRK.
  • Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2012). A Post-Trial Profile of Anders Behring Breivik . CTC sentinel.  5(10), s 16- 20
  • Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2012). A Pre-Trial Profile of Anders Behring Breivik . CTC sentinel.  5(3), s 6- 10
  • Ravndal, Jacob Aasland & Kjeksrud, Stian (2011). Hvordan kan militære beskytte sivile?. Norsk Militært Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0029-2028.  181(2), s 18- 24
  • Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2010). Integrated intelligence in UN peace operations.
  • Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2010). Robust Peacekeeping Mandates Demand Access to Advances in Integrated Intelligence.
  • Ravndal, Jacob Aasland (2009). Developing Intelligence Capabilities in Support of UN Peace Operations: An Institutional Approach.

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