Principal Investigator | Member of Directorate
Over the last decade, civil wars that broke out in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings have been marked by their increased internationalization. Next to “typical” interveners in the region, i.e., the US and its Western allies who are militarily active at different levels, with varying intensity, and mainly in the name of counter-terrorism, other actors have emerged in as ordering powers in regional politics, resorting to the use of force to pursue their goals. Arab states sometimes cooperate with the “Western concert” but also act unilaterally or in (new and shifting) regional alliances. The project pursued in the context of TraCe seeks to understand the emergence of military interventions as pursued by Arab states in the wars in Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, as well as the way in which cooperation is organized among them, and between them and Western states.
Research Area Forms: 1.1 Findings on the Forms, Causes and Consequences of Political Violence