Dr. Silvia D’Amato
Silvia D’Amato is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Global and Security Affairs at Leiden University in The Hague. She has previously worked at the European University Institute as Max Weber Fellow and she holds a PhD in Political Science from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence. Her research interests include, terrorism and counterterrorism, international security, and military interventions.
Almost two years after the promulgation of the VDP law, what impact do these civilian auxiliaries have on the overall crisis, the local conflict dynamics, and the situation faced by civilian populations in affected regions?
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