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The same psychological mechanism explains violence among Muslim and Western extremists

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2018 08:46 GMT

Why do some Westerners attack Muslim minorities and asylum seekers and why do some Muslims support and engage in terror against the West? New research suggests that the reasons for such extreme behaviour might be the same in both groups. The results have now been published in the European Journal of Social Psychology.

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​UCDP peace researchers: Was 2017 the end of IS?

Press Releases   •   Jan 19, 2018 09:31 GMT

When peace researchers at Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) summarize the conflict situation for the world in 2017, much focus is on the so-called Islamic State, IS. During the year, both Iraq and Syria claimed that IS had been defeated. Does the weakening of IS mean that the trend of large numbers of battle-related deaths in the world is ending?

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Threats from infectious diseases on Uppsala Health Summit agenda

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 08:05 BST

At the Uppsala Health Summit Tackling Infectious Disease Threats, due to start next week, experts and decision makers from ministries, academia, companies and voluntary organisations are meeting to discuss how jointly to reduce the risk of severe outbreaks.

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Decrease in the number of fatalities, but great power involvement worries researchers

Press Releases   •   May 10, 2017 08:46 BST

According to new data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), the number of fatalities in organized violence decreased for the second consecutive year in 2016. However, the large share of conflicts with external involvement is a source of concern.

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Map from UCDP.

Map from UCDP.

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Photographer / Source UCDP, Uppsala University

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