Helge Holtermann is a Senior Researcher and Managing Editor of the Journal of Peace Research. He has a PhD in political science from the University of Oslo. His PhD project focused on the linkages between economic development and the risk of civil war onset, and included cross-national analyses as well as a case study of the Maoist insurgency in Nepal. Current research interests include the causes of internal armed conflicts, mobilization into armed groups, the dynamics of violent and nonviolent contestation, and South Asian politics. Holtermann's research has appeared in Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Security, and Journal of Conflict Resolution.