Paperback 9781912440207 I c.200 pages I Publication c. November 2020
Violent Nonstate Actors in Conflict
Preface: Prof Mary Kaldor. Introduction: Dramatis Personae Dr Donette Murray. Chapter 1 A convergence of Territory: Warlords, Rebels and Terrorists in the Modern African State Caroline Varin. Chapter 2 Who gets to fight? The de-legitimation of mercenaries and the search for the ideal polity Helene Olsen. Chapter 3 Thinking beyond the divide: The complex relationship between state/nonstate armed actors in Syria’s War Dr Helle Malmvig. Chapter 4 Morals Matter: How violent nonstate actors write their own laws of war Dr Jack Watling. Chapter 5 Fighting VNSAs at Sea: Maritime security and strategic reconfiguration in the Yemeni conflict James Fargher. Chapter 6 Warfare by Proxy: Russia’s Use of violent nonstate actors in Syria Marina Miron. Chapter 7 Uneasy Alliances: The political consequences of arming nonstate groups in counter-terrorism campaigns Abigail Watson. Chapter 8 Practitioners Roundtable: Combating VNSAs Julien Bastrup-Birk, Lt Col Matthew Walker and Lt Col Grant Davies. Conclusion: Dr Malte Riemann and Dr Norma Rossi. Index.