Juha Saarinen is a researcher specializing on jihadism in Finland. He is currently finishing a postgraduate degree on the topic at King’s College London’s Department of Defence Studies. Previously, he has worked e.g. as an assistant researcher at the Finnish National Defence University and participated in several domestic and international research projects examining various aspects of Islamist militancy in Finland. He hold’s postgraduate degrees in International Relations from the London School of Economics and in Middle East and Central Asian Security Studies.
Key Publications include:
Malkki, L. and Saarinen, J. Evolution of Jihadism in Finland. The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 19 May 2021.
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