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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems.


Naman Habtom is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of History, specialising in contemporary history. His research examines Sweden’s relationship to the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990’s across multiple domains, including diplomatic relations, military deployments, and refugee flows. The study aims to discover the impact of a conflict on the periphery of one side of the European continent on a country on the other side while also seeking to explore Swedish policymaking in the context of the conflict, which occurred not only after the end of the Cold War but also as the country joined the European Union. Before that, he read History as an undergraduate at Cambridge and stayed for the MPhil in Modern European history. Outside of his research, he is the co-founder and serves as the managing editor of Manara Magazine, a Middle East and North Africa-focused digital publication.