Marie Sandnes

Doctoral Researcher

Marie Sandnes
Work phone: +47 22 54 77 87
Mobile phone: +47 94891679

Research Interests

PhD topics: the G5 Sahel joint force and counterinsurgency in Mali.
  • African militaries and security force assistance
  • Organised violence, non-state actors and counterinsurgency
  • Regional cooperation and peacekeeping

Editor for the blog 'Monitoring South Sudan' @PRIOSouthSudan 



2018: One-year diploma, 'PGCE / PPU', University College of Østfold, NO
2016: MSc 'Conflict Studies', London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
2015: BSc (hons) 'Politics and International Relations', University of Bath, UK
2012: One-year diploma 'Culture Studies' in Ghana and India, OsloMet, NO


Norwegian: native
English: fluent
French: basic


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Recent Publications

All Publications

Conference Paper

Marsh, Nicholas & Marie Sandnes (2019) Institutional Amnesia? A Long-Term Perspective on Remote Warfare, presented at Conceptualizing Remote Warfare: The Past, Present and Future, University of Kent, 28 February – 1 March.

PRIO Policy Brief

PRIO Paper

Marsh, Nicholas; Øystein H. Rolandsen; Julian Karssen & Marie Sandnes (2020) Compounding Fragmentation: Security Force Assistance to Fragile States in the Sahel and Horn of Africa, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.


Elvebakken, Johanne Rokke & Marie Sandnes (2019) PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update - March 2019, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2019: PRIO.