Expertise: Peace and Security in Northeast Asia
Stein Tønnesson is research professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), associate editor for Asia in the Journal of Peace Research, and member of the editorial board of Global Asia. His areas of research are peace in East Asia, nation-building in Southeast Asia, conflict in the South China Sea, revolution and war in Vietnam, and the role of social media in Myanmar’s internal armed conflicts. During 2011–17 Professor Tønnesson led the East Asian Peace programme at the University of Uppsala, from which he published the monograph Explaining the East Asian Peace (NIAS Press 2017). During 2018–20 he is leading a project on Social Media in Armed Conflict, in partnership with the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MIPS). The first article from that project has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Contemporary Asia.