Siri Aas Rustad

Research Professor

Siri Aas Rustad
Work phone: 22 54 77 47
Mobile phone: 47 917 00 274
Twitter: @SiriRustadPRIO

Research Interests

Natural Resources and Civil War

Wealth Sharing in Post-conflict situations


​​Languages spoken:

English, Norwegian

Selected work experience:

Senior Researcher, Conditions for Violence and Peace, PRIO 2012-present

Researcher/PhD candidate at PRIO (2008-2012)

Research Assistant at PRIO for Nils Petter Gleditsch and Scott Gates (November 2005- December 2007)

Coordinator for PRIO’s Peace Research Course at the International Summer School at Blindern (Summer 2006)

Project Coordinator for North Caucasus, Building Peaces

Teaching statistical method and software (MA-level) – Noragric, Norwegian University of Life Science (2012-2018)


2008-2012: PhD (Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

2002-2005: Cand.polit. (Political Science from NTNU, Reading University, and PRIO)

1998-2001: Cand.mag. (Political Science, History and Macro Economics, from NTNU and Charles University, Praha)

Selected fellowships and awards:

‘Development Aid, Effectiveness, and Inequalities in Conflict-Affected Societies’, Research Council of Norway, FRIPRO, Project deputy (NOK 9 million) (2017-2019)

‘From a Curse to a Blessing? Transparency and Accountability in Managing High-Value Natural Resource Revenues’, Research Council of Norway, collaborator FRIPRO (NOK 7 million) (2014-2017)

‘The social, economic and political impacts of the extractive industries in Brazil: The case of Hydro and the Barcarena region in Pará’, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Project leader (NOK 2.4 million) (2014-2016)

‘Female Empowerment in Eastern DRC’, Research Council of Norway, NORGLOBAL Division, collaborator (NOK 5 million) (2014-2016)

‘Conflict Trends’, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Project deputy (NOK 11.4 million) (2013-2016)


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The following publications are specific to the PRIO Middle East Centre. A more complete list is available at

All Publications

PRIO Policy Brief

Palik, Júlia; Siri Aas Rustad; Kristian Berg Harpviken & Håvard Mokleiv Nygård (2020) Conflict Trends in the Middle East, 1989–2019, Conflict Trends, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Fredrik Methi (2020) Are the Coronavirus Ceasefires Working?, Conflict Trends, 4. Oslo: PRIO.
Palik, Júlia & Siri Aas Rustad (2019) Mediation in the Yemeni Civil War: Actors, Outcomes, and Lessons Learned, Conflict Trends, 5. Oslo: PRIO.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Andreas Forø Tollefsen & Scott Gates (2019) The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State (IS), Conflict Trends, 4. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Palik, Júlia; Siri Aas Rustad; Kristian Berg Harpviken & Fredrik Methi (2020) Conflict Trends in the Middle East, 1989–2019, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

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