Dr Jacob Eriksson is the Al Tajir Lecturer in Post-war Recovery Studies in the Department of Politics at the University of York. His research interests include conflict resolution, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle Eastern politics and security, post-war recovery, and peacebuilding. His first book, Small-state Mediation in International Conflicts: Diplomacy and Negotiation in Israel-Palestine was published by IB Tauris in 2015, and he is the editor, together with Dr Ahmed Khaleel, of Iraq after ISIS: The challenges of post-war recovery, published by Palgrave in 2019. His current research project, funded by the C and JB Morrell Trust, is on Iraq's post-ISIS recovery, focusing in particular on issues of governance, security sector reform, transitional justice, and reconciliation. He is interested in exploring the relationship between these processes and the continuing ISIS insurgency, and how they can contribute to building long-term peace.