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ambassador , writer


During his entire career he has been writing books about China, Germany, the Middle East as well as about religions and problems of ethnic minorities.


  • In 2002 he was awarded a status of Honorary Doctor of Theological Science at the Lund University

  • 2007 - Honorary Doctor of Philosophy at Linnéuniversitetet (the Univesity named after Carl Linnaeus).


  • book

    • Kurdistan: landet som icke är, 2008 (Kurdistan: a land that does not exist)

    • Europa och turken. Betraktelser kring en komplicerad relation, 2007 (Europe and Turkey. Thoughts regarding complicated relations)

    • Vårt arabiska arv, 2007 (Our Arabic heritage)

    • Europas styvbarn: minoritetsfolk utan egen stat, 2003 (Europe's stepchildren: minotiries without their own states)

    • Europa och folken: en europeisk nation eller nationernas Europa?, 1996 (Europe and people: the European nation or the Europe of nations?)


Has established extremely good ties with Turkish officials and spoke in favour of Turkey's prospects in the European Union.

His book "Kurdistan: landet som icke är" (eng: "Kurdistan: a land that does not exist") proved to be a real controverly with part of the Swedish Kurds speaking in favour and some strongly against the author's ideas.


  • Fellow International Institute Strategic Studies; Swedish Foreign Policy Association