From civil war to proxy war: past history and current dilemmas

Marshall, A. (2016) From civil war to proxy war: past history and current dilemmas. Small Wars and Insurgencies, 27(2), pp. 183-195. (doi: 10.1080/09592318.2015.1129172)

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The use of surrogate or ‘proxy’ actors within the context of ‘irregular’ or guerrilla conflict within or between states constitutes a phenomenon spanning nearly the whole of recorded human military history. Yet it is a phenomenon that has also acquired urgent contemporary relevance in the light of the general evolution of conflict in Ukraine and the current Middle East. This introduction to a special issue on the theme investigates some potentially important new avenues to studying the phenomenon in the light of these trends.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Marshall, Dr Alexander
Authors: Marshall, A.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Small Wars and Insurgencies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN (Online):1743-9558

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