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EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions International Fellowship

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Awarded the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions International Fellowship to work on a project entitled 'Non-Western Powers and the Changing Character of Warfare'

While Western countries regularly intervene militarily abroad, recent years have seen increasing levels of military activity by non-Western states in the EU periphery, often in response to non-state challengers. Non-Western foreign interventions and domestic military operations have a profound impact on security and stability. Despite this, the patterns and character of resulting conflicts are ill-understood, especially compared to recent conflicts involving Western states (on which much of the recent conflict literature is based).

This project conducts a comparative analysis of four conflicts (in Ukraine, Yemen, the Lake Chad region and Iraq/Syria) that have seen the involvement of some of the most militarily active non-Western states (Russia, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Iran and Turkey). In particular, the fellowship advances knowledge of: 1) how the character of conflicts involving non-Western military powers differs from existing conceptualizations of contemporary warfare (and each other); and, 2) how the character of these conflicts is comprehended conceptually both by actors involved, and by Western security actors (and how these conceptualisations differ).
Awarded date2018
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsEuropean Commission

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