Andrew Mumford is an Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations. His primary research area is analysis of the historical and contemporary political management of warfare – especially the British and American experience. His latest book, Counterinsurgency Wars and the Anglo-American Alliance was published in 2017 by Georgetown University Press, and assesses the so-called ‘special relationship’ through the lens of the most common form of post-1945 warfare. He has co-edited a further two books: International Law, Security and Ethics: Policy Challenges in the Post-9/11 World and The Theory and Practice of Irregular Warfare: Warrior-Scholarship in Counterinsurgency.
There has been significant commentary on violent extremists’ intent to exploit this rare moment of uncertainty and instability caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries such as Mali and Niger and public demonstrations. The global pandemic, recent protests, and government response to these demonstrations heighten the risk for violent radicalisation that affects the […]
‘IS told us this…if you leave, either we or the landmines will kill you’ Kamal, a former farmer from Daquq, Iraq The territorial defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) offers hope for Iraq and Syria. And yet, many of the factors that contributed to this terrorist organisation’s escalation remain, worsened by ongoing devastation and destruction. […]
On July 16, the UK’s Court of Appeal determined that Shamima Begum, currently at an IDP camp in northeast Syria, has the right to return to the UK to challenge the stripping of her British nationality. Born in the UK to parents of Bangladeshi origin, Begum had her UK citizenship – the only one she […]