Proxy Warfare and the Future of Conflict

  title={Proxy Warfare and the Future of Conflict},
  author={Andrew Mumford},
  journal={The RUSI Journal},
  pages={40 - 46}
The contemporary dynamics of proxy warfare will make it a significant feature of the character of conflict in the future. Andrew Mumford identifies four major changes in the nature of modern warfare and argues that they point to a potential increase in the engagement of proxy strategies by states: the decreased public and political appetite in the West for large-scale counter-insurgency ‘quagmires’ against a backdrop of a global recession; the rise in prominence and importance of Private… 

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