Naima Mouhleb

Researcher & Research Assistant

Naima Mouhleb
Naima Mouhleb left PRIO in 2008. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

My interest within Middle Eastern studies are the use and role of identity in internal conflict, and consequences of politicizing identity and culture. I have mostly concentrated on Algeria, but I have also interest in current developments in the region within this field.


Languages spoken:

Norwegian, English, French, and Arabic

Working experience:

2007 Researcher and research assistant, Security Programme
2006-2007 Managing Editor for Security Dialogue and research assistant for the Security Programme while Marit Moe is on leave.

Member of the Babylon - tidsskrift om Midtøsten og Nord Afrika editorial committee since 2005.

1998-2006 Research Assistant for Nils Petter Gleditsch and occasionally filling in for JPR's Managing Editor, Glenn Martin.

Other earlier positions include teaching assistant at the Institute for Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, 2004 and spring 2006.

Private teacher in Arabic, spring 2003.

Temporary position as Managing Editor for Journal of Peace Research, autumn 1998


2005: MA degree in Arabic
2003: Erasmus scholarship in Paris at INALCO (Institut national des langues et cultures orientales).
2002:IKS(International Culture Studies) Cand. mag, University of Oslo.


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All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Hegre, Håvard; Marie Allansson; Matthias Basedau; Michael Colaresi; Mihai Croicu; Hanne Fjelde; Frederick Hoyles; Lisa Hultman; Stina Högbladh; Remco Jansen; Naima Mouhleb; Sayyed Auwn Muhammad; Desirée Nilsson; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård; Gudlaug Olafsdottir; Kristina Petrova; David Randahl; Espen Geelmuyden Rød; Gerald Schneider; Nina von Uexkull & Jonas Vestby (2019) ViEWS: A political Violence Early-Warning System, Journal of Peace Research 56(2): 155–174.

Edited Volume

Mouhleb, Naima; Göran Lindgren; & Nils Petter Gleditsch, eds, (2000) Making Peace Pay. A Bibliography on Disarmament & Conversion. Claremont, CA: Regina Books. The new war/peace bibliography series.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Mouhleb, Naima (2006) Autentisitet og konflikt i det post-koloniale Algerie [Authenticity and Conflict in Post Colonial Algeria], Babylon - tidsskrift om Midtøsten og Nord-Afrika 4(1): 76–83.

Master Thesis

Mouhleb, Naima (2005) Language and Conflict: Kabylia and the Algerian State. MA thesis, Supervisors: Gunvor Mejdell, UiO; Åshild Kolås, PRIO/CSCW, Program for African and Asian Studies, Institute for Culture Studies & Oriental Languages, University of Oslo & Centre for the Study of Civil War, Oslo.

PRIO Policy Brief

Burgess, J. Peter & Naima Mouhleb (2008) International Collaboration on Societal Security: NATO, the EU, the UN and Norway, PRIO Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Burgess, J. Peter & Naima Mouhleb (2007) Societal Security: Definitions and Scope for the Norwegian Setting, PRIO Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Burgess, J. Peter & Naima Mouhleb (2007) A Presentation of the State of Societal Security in Norway, PRIO Policy Brief, 9. Oslo: PRIO.

Book Review

Mouhleb, Naima (2007) Review of Mitt liv med al-Qaida. En spions historie [My Life with al-Qaida: A Spy's Story], in Babylon 5(2): 174–175.
Mouhleb, Naima (2006) Review of Budskap til verden: Osama Bin Ladens ytringer [Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama Bin Laden], in Babylon - tidsskrift om Midtøsten og Nord-Afrika 4(2): 152–154.
Mouhleb, Naima (2006) Review of Islam - Tradisjon, fundamentalisme og reform [Islam - Tradition, Fundamentalism & Reform], in Babylon - tidsskrift om Midtøsten og Nord-Afrika 4(2): 162–163.
Mouhleb, Naima (2005) Review of Bjørn Erik Rasch, ed., Islamistisk terrorisme [Islamic Terrorism], in Babylon: tidsskrift om Midtøsten og Nord-Afrika 3(2): 168–170.
Mouhleb, Naima (2005) Review of Islamistisk terrorisme, in Babylon - tidsskrift om Midtøsten og Nord-Afrika 3(2): 168–170.