Dr Regine Schwab

Dr Regine Schwab

Researcher
Research Department:
Transnational Politics
Research Group Terrorism

Contact

E-Mail: schwab @prif .org
Twitter: @reginesonja

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CV

since 2020Postdoctoral Researcher at PRIF
2016–2020PhD candidate, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany
 Research Group "How 'Terrorists' Learn - Re-considering the tactical and strategic transformation of violent movements and organisations"
2017Lecturer at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2015–2016Ph.D. Fellow, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Germany
 Field A: Global Governance and Regional Integration
2015Bucerius Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Trajectories of Change)
2012–2014Master of Arts in Social Sciences, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
2008–2012Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
2007–2010Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin

Expertise

Dr Regine Schwab is working on the following issues:

  • Islamist and jihadist groups
  • Rebel governance
  • Syria
  • Intrastate conflicts
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • Political violence and terrorism (with focus on intrastate conflicts)
  • Mixed Methods

Publications

Gazakrieg beenden, Konfliktlösung neu denken: Internationale und regionale Verantwortung | 2024

Baumgart-Ochse, Claudia / Braun, Damaris / Hoffberger-Pippan, Elisabeth / Pfeifer, Hanna / Schwab, Regine / Weipert-Fenner, Irene / Wildangel, René (2024): Gazakrieg beenden, Konfliktlösung neu denken: Internationale und regionale Verantwortung, in: Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)/Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (PRIF)/Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg (IFSH)/Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF) (Hg.), Friedensgutachten 2024, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 23–43, www.friedensgutachten.de.

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Die Transformation des Krieges und Angriffe auf zivile Infrastruktur | 2024

Schwab, Regine (2024): Die Transformation des Krieges und Angriffe auf zivile Infrastruktur, in: Mittelweg 36. Zeitschrift des Hamburger Instituts für Sozialforschung, 33:2, 32–54, https://www.hamburger-edition.de/zeitschrift-mittelweg-36/.

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Re-examining the State/Non-state Binary in the Study of (Civil) War | 2023

Schwab, Regine / Pfeifer, Hanna (2023): Re-examining the State/Non-state Binary in the Study of (Civil) War, in: Civil Wars, 25, 426–449, DOI: 10.1080/13698249.2023.2254654.

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The bombing of hospitals and local violence dynamics in civil wars: Evidence from Syria | 2023

Schwab, Regine / Krause, Werner / Massoud, Samer (2023): The bombing of hospitals and local violence dynamics in civil wars: Evidence from Syria, in: Households in Conflict Network, https://hicn.org/working-paper/403/.

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Competitive Rebel Governance in Syria | 2023

Schwab, Regine (2023): Competitive Rebel Governance in Syria, in: Fraihat, Ibrahim; Alijla, Abdalhadi (ed.), Rebel Governance in the Middle East, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 117-150.

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The weaponization of civilian infrastructure | 2023

Schwab, Regine (2023): The weaponization of civilian infrastructure, CPD Policy Blog, 5.7.2023.

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Arab States’ Incentives Towards (not) Normalizing Relations with Syria – Islamists and Drug Trafficking? | 2023

Karahamad, Mustafa / Schwab, Regine (2023): Arab States’ Incentives Towards (not) Normalizing Relations with Syria – Islamists and Drug Trafficking?, PRIF Blog, 16.5.2023.

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The Externalization of EU Borders | 2023

Horváth, Sarah / Schwab, Regine (2023): The Externalization of EU Borders. The Case of Agadez, PRIF Spotlight 4/2023, Frankfurt/M, DOI: 10.48809/prifspot2304.

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Eine politische Naturkatastrophe in Nordwestsyrien – das Erdbeben und das Versagen der internationalen Gemeinschaft | 2023

Schwab, Regine (2023): Eine politische Naturkatastrophe in Nordwestsyrien – das Erdbeben und das Versagen der internationalen Gemeinschaft, PRIF Blog, 16.2.2023.

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Politicising the Rebel Governance Paradigm | 2023

Schwab, Regine / Pfeifer, Hanna (eds), (2023): Politicising the Rebel Governance Paradigm, (Special Issue of Small Wars and Insurgencies, Vol. 34), https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fswi20/34/1?nav=tocList.

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Same same but different? Ideological differentiation and intra-jihadist competition in the Syrian civil war | 2023

Schwab, Regine (2023): Same same but different? Ideological differentiation and intra-jihadist competition in the Syrian civil war, in: Journal of Global Security Studies, 1-20, DOI: 10.1093/jogss/ogac045.

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Politicising the Rebel Governance Paradigm. Critical Appraisal and Expansion of a Research Agenda | 2023

Pfeifer, Hanna / Schwab, Regine (2023): Politicising the Rebel Governance Paradigm. Critical Appraisal and Expansion of a Research Agenda. Introduction to the Special Issue, in: Small Wars and Insurgencies, 34:1, 1–23, DOI: 10.1080/09592318.2022.2144000.

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Transnationale Gewaltordnungen und Konflikte | 2022

Ketzmerick, Maria / Salehi, Mariam / Schwab, Regine (2022): Transnationale Gewaltordnungen und Konflikte. Workshop AK Gewaltordnungen DVPW, Universität Bayreuth, 3.-4. März 2022, in: Wissenschaft und Frieden, 40:2, 54–55.

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Who owns the law?: Logics of Insurgent Courts in the Syrian War (2012-2017) | 2022

Schwab, Regine / Massoud, Samer (2022): Who owns the law?: Logics of Insurgent Courts in the Syrian War (2012-2017), in: Gani, Jasmine K./Hinnebusch, Raymond (eds), Actors and Dynamics in the Syrian Conflict's Middle Phase: Between Contentious Politics, Militarization and Regime Resilience, London: Routledge, 164–181, https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003254904.

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Blick zurück nach vorn: Was droht bei einer Belagerung ukrainischer Städte? | 2022

Gromes, Thorsten / Schwab, Regine / Karahamad, Mustafa (2022): Blick zurück nach vorn: Was droht bei einer Belagerung ukrainischer Städte?, PRIF BLOG, 4.3.2022.

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Escalate or Negotiate? Constraint and Rebel Strategic Choices Towards Rivals in the Syrian Civil War | 2021

Schwab, Regine (2021): Escalate or Negotiate? Constraint and Rebel Strategic Choices Towards Rivals in the Syrian Civil War, in: Terrorism and Political Violence, 1–20, DOI: 10.1080/09546553.2021.1998007.

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Withdrawal of NATO troops – Comeback of the Taliban? | 2021

Schwab, Regine (2021): Withdrawal of NATO troops – Comeback of the Taliban?, PRIF Blog, 22.6.2021.

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Wechselnde Herrschaft in Postkonfliktkontexten. Hessische Stiftung für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung | 2021

Schwab, Regine / Pfeifer, Hanna (2021): Wechselnde Herrschaft in Postkonfliktkontexten. Hessische Stiftung für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Wissenschaft und Frieden, 10.6.2021.

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Wütende Kämpfe | 2021

Röleke, Juliane / Schwab, Regine (2021): Wütende Kämpfe. Über den Dokumentarfilm „As I want“, Gewalt gegen Frauen in Ägypten und die Möglichkeiten politischer Selbstorganisation, zeitgeschichte online, 9.6.2021.

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Why not to deport suspected ‘terrorists’ to Syria: a security perspective | 2021

Karahamad, Mustafa / Schwab, Regine (2021): Why not to deport suspected ‘terrorists’ to Syria: a security perspective, PRIF Blog, 20.1.2021.

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Who are these “Islamists” everyone talks about?! Why academic struggles over words matter | 2020

Pfeifer, Hanna / Schwab, Regine / Süß, Clara-Auguste (2020): Who are these “Islamists” everyone talks about?! Why academic struggles over words matter, PRIF Blog, 3.12.2020.

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Krieg der Bilder – wie das syrische Regime den Bürgerkrieg im Fernsehen weiterführt | 2020

Schwab, Regine (2020): Krieg der Bilder – wie das syrische Regime den Bürgerkrieg im Fernsehen weiterführt, PRIF Blog, 25.6.2020.

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Ein zweischneidiges Schwert | 2020

Schwab, Regine (2020): Ein zweischneidiges Schwert. Rezension zu "The Internet and Political Protest in Autocracies" von Nils B. Weidmann und Espen Geelmuyden Rød, Soziopolis, 18.3.2020.

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Insurgent courts in civil wars: the three pathways of (trans)formation in today’s Syria (2012–2017) | 2018

Schwab, Regine (2018): Insurgent courts in civil wars: the three pathways of (trans)formation in today’s Syria (2012–2017), in: Small Wars & Insurgencies, 29:4, 801–826, DOI: 10.1080/09592318.2018.1497290.

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Globalizing Elites from the ‘Global South’: Elites in Brazil and India | 2015

Schneickert, Christian / Kroneder, Andreas / Schwab, Regine (2015): Globalizing Elites from the ‘Global South’: Elites in Brazil and India, in: Lenger, Alexander/Schumacher, Florian (eds), Understanding the Dynamics of Global Inequality, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 229–243, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-662-44766-6_12.

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De-Constitutionalising the Egyptian Constitution | 2014

Schwab, Regine (2014): De-Constitutionalising the Egyptian Constitution, in: Belakhdar, Naoual /Eickhof, Ilka/el Khawaga, Abla/el Khawaga, Ola/Hamada, Amal/Harders, Cilja/Sandri, Serena (eds), Arab Revolutions and Beyond: Change and Persistence. Proceedings of the International Conference, Tunis, 12-13 November 2013, Berlin: Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics at the Freie Universität Berlin, 179–192, https://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/(...).

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