Mathias Mossberg

Senior Researcher

Mathias Mossberg 


Ambassador (ret.), Senior Independent Official appointed to assist the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Investigation: Mossberg to be appointed Inquiry Chair to assist the United Nations’ Hammarskjöld investigation

Mathias Mossberg was Senior fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University, Sweden, where he led a research project on Israel-Palestine, the Parallel States Project. He was also Senior Advisor, International Council of Swedish Industry and President, Swedish North-African Chamber of Commerce, and earlier Advisor on dialogue with the Muslim world at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and Vice President of the EastWest Institute in New York, responsible for the EWI Middle East Program. Before that he was Special Investigator at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on the issue of submarine incursions in Swedish waters, and on Swedish security policy during the Cold War.

Mathias Mossberg served as Director of Policy Planning at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs from 1996-2000. He was Ambassador to Morocco in 1994-96, and Personal Representative of the Chairman in office of the OSCE, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, for the conflict on Nagorno-Karabach in 1992-94.  He also served as Assistant Under-Secretary for Africa and the Middle East at the Ministry, and in diplomatic posts in London, Amman, New York, Moscow and Geneva.  

He has long experience from mediation and conflict management, both from the Caucasus and the Middle East, and often served as a special envoy of the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs. He has published books and articles about Swedish security policy, conflict management and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Security Policy; Conflict Management; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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