Peer-reviewed articles and book chapters

The two-state impasse in Israel/Palestine—The EU caught between egalitarian norms and expansionist realpolitik

(with Lisa Strömbom), Frontiers in Political Science, Vol 5 (2023)

Gästredaktör / Guest editor för Special issue i Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift Nr 2/2023

Intro: "Mellanöstern efter tjugo års krig mot terrorismen”, Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, Vol. 125, Nr. 2, pp: 301-312 (2023)

"Abrahamavtalens implikationer för fred" (med Lisa Strömbom), Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, Vol. 125, Nr. 2, pp: 423-446 (2023) 

Israel-Palestinakonfliktens påverkan på antisemitism i Sverige. Världsbilder, delegitimering och tankestrukturer

Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, Vol. 124, Nr. 3, pp: 775-802 (2023)

The European Union’s new global strategy (EUGS) in practice
What does resilience mean for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Auf Kurs bleiben: Die EU und der palästinensisch-israelische Konflikt

“More Important Than Other Conflicts: The Uniqueness of the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict in EC/EU Discourse” 

Book chapter in Alaa Tartir and Timothy Seidel (eds), Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance. London: Palgrave Macmillan. (2019)

“Developing and legitimizing the just peace: The EU's contributing to peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” 

Book chapter in Rikard Bengtsson and Malena Rosén Sundström (eds), The EU and the Emerging Global Order. Lund: Lund University Press. (2018)

Middle East Critique Vol. 27, No. 4 2018 

Special Issue: 

The occupation at 50: EU-Israel/Palestine relations since 1967

‘EU differentiation’ as a case of ‘Normative Power Europe’ (NPE) in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Journal of European Integration, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp: 193-208. (2018)

Shaping discourse and setting examples: Normative Power Europe can work in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 55, No. 6, pp: 1415-1431. (2017)

Palestine at the end of the state-building process: Technical achievements, political failures

Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp: 433-452. (2017)


in Karin Aggestam and Kristine Höglund (eds), Om krig och fred: en introduktion till freds- och konfliktstudier. Lund: Studentlitteratur. (2017)

Persson, Anders (2017). ”Utvecklingen och legitimeringen av den rättvisa freden: EUs bidrag till fred i Israel-Palestinakonflikten”, Babylon, Vol, 15, No. 1, pp: 42-49. 

Persson, Anders (2015). ”Sweden's Recognition of Palestine: A Possible Snowball Effect?”,

Palestine - Israel Journal of Politics, Economics, and Culture, Vol, 20, No. 2/3, pp: 35-41. 

Persson, Anders (2013). “Towards a Just Peace? Roles and Dilemmas of EU Peacebuilding in Israel and Palestine” in Karin Aggestam and Annika Björkdahl (eds), Rethinking Peacebuilding: The quest for just peace in the Middle East and the Western Balkan. Abingdon: Routledge.

Persson, Anders (2012). “Building a state or maintaining the occupation? International support for Fayyad’s state-building project”, Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp: 101-119.

Persson, Anders (2011). “To Manage, Resolve or Transform? The Way Forward for the EU in the Middle East Peace Process”, New Middle Eastern Studies, 1 (2011), pp: 1-20.