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PROXY Capabilities – Proliferation and Patronage: UAV Diffusion as a New Form of Proxy

April 6, 2016

This is the third of a series of articles we will be featuring on Strife in the coming week looking at the role of Proxy Warfare in the 21st century by Series Editor Cheng Lai Ki. Previous articles in the series can be found here. By: Rian Whitton Though having existed for most of the twentieth century, … Continue reading “PROXY Capabilities – Proliferation and Patronage: UAV Diffusion as a New Form of Proxy”


A third Lebanon War?

September 22, 2015

By Matthew Williams: The volatile relationship between Israel and Hizbullah has worsened since early 2015 and has threatened to deteriorate into open war. A Third Lebanon War would have significant repercussions not only for Israel, but for the entire region. Lebanon faces a major crisis: it now contains over 1-1.5 million Syrian and Palestinian refugees; and … Continue reading “A third Lebanon War?”


Hezbollah in Syria: a game of high stakes

June 19, 2015

By Kitty Veress: The Western world has been quick to label Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria and Iraq as nefarious and threatening while failing to consider the wider strategic implications. A more comprehensive perspective is needed to evaluate the risks and opportunities the extremist Shi’ite group faces in its support of the Syrian regime. The potential … Continue reading “Hezbollah in Syria: a game of high stakes”


An elusive stalemate: Israel and Hezbollah along the tri-border

May 22, 2015

By Sebastian Maier: When the Israeli Air Force on 12 January 2015 allegedly carried out a sortie against a Hezbollah military convoy in the south western Syrian district of Quneitra, news spread quickly that among the victims was a prominent figure of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force special unit, General Allah Dadi. The purported … Continue reading “An elusive stalemate: Israel and Hezbollah along the tri-border”


Could protracted conflict in Syria be in the national interest of the United States?

April 1, 2014

By Eugenio Lilli: In a recent talk I chaired at King’s College London, a prominent American expert on US foreign policy described the crisis in Syria as a ‘no good option crisis’ for the United States. Similarly, in a February piece on the web magazine War On The Rocks, the authors argued that, ‘With chemical … Continue reading “Could protracted conflict in Syria be in the national interest of the United States?”


Interview with Giandomenico Picco and Gabrielle Rifkind, authors of "The Fog of Peace: The Human Face of Conflict Resolution”

March 25, 2014

By Joana Cook, Managing Editor, Strife Giandomenico Picco served for over two decades as a UN official. Among other work, he led the UN efforts which brought about the release of many of the Western hostages from Lebanon and the agreement which ended the Iran-Iraq war. He has been a consultant in the private sector … Continue reading “Interview with Giandomenico Picco and Gabrielle Rifkind, authors of "The Fog of Peace: The Human Face of Conflict Resolution””


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