Júlia Palik

Research Assistant

Júlia Palik
Additional position(s):
Administrative Assistant

Email: julpal@prio.org
Twitter: @juliapalik1

Research Interests

I conduct research on the transnational aspects of civil wars with a special focus on civil war mediation, inter-organizational relations in mediation, and the relationship between local and international levels of analysis in mediation. I'm particularly interested in multiparty mediation and its effect on conflict outcomes. I study these and related topics in the context of the Yemeni civil war by using mixed-methods. For my MA degree I conducted field research in Saudi Arabia.


Working experience

Research Assistant, Conditions of Violence and Peace, PRIO 2017-

Project manager, Middle-East Office, Antall Jozsef Knowledge Centre, Hungary 2014-2016

Research Assistant, Desalinization fields vulnerability to terrorist attacks, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh 2016



Phd (ongoing) Corvinus University of Budapest, Security and Conflict Studies

M.Phil, International Relations and Political Science, Corvinus University of Budapest

BA, International Relations, Corvinus University


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All Publications

Book Chapter

Palik, Júlia (2018) The Challenges of Dual-Societies: The Interaction of Workforce Nationalisation and National Identity Construction through the Comparative Case Studies of Saudisation and Emiratisation, in Fargues, Philippe; & Nasra M. Shah, eds, Migration to the Gulf: Policies in Sending and Receiving Countries. Cambridge, UK: Gulf Labour Markets and Migration (GLMM) Programme; Gulf Research Centre Cambridge (105–125).

Blog Posts

The Unintended Consequences of Killing Jamal Khashoggi: A Backgrounder on the Yemeni Peace Talks

Posted by Júlia Palik on Friday, 7 December 2018

This week the spotlight is on Sweden and UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths: On Wednesday representatives of the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels arrived in Stockholm to find solutions to what the UN described as the ‘worst [humanitarian] crisis in the world’. The Saudi Arabia-led nine-member coalition has been at ... Read more »

The Sargentini Report and Hungary: How to Shape a Parallel Reality

Posted by Júlia Palik on Thursday, 25 October 2018

Hungary is in the international spotlight again. On 12 September 2018, the European Parliament voted in favor of the Sargentini report – named after the author, the Dutch MEP Judith Sargentini– with a two-thirds majority. The report called for the activation of Article 7 (1) of the Treaty on European ... Read more »

Hungary (Re)Elects in April

Posted by Júlia Palik on Thursday, 5 April 2018

Looking at the most recent polls, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán can be calm about the upcoming elections on the 8th of April. The only real question is whether his Fidesz party will win with a simple or a constitutional majority. But what is the secret of this football enthusiast? ... Read more »