Chapters & Articles
As an associate professor at King's College London's School of Security I am researching warfare below the threshold of war, looking at how particularly non-state actors contribute to a broadening and widening of the character of war in the 21st century. My geographic focus is on the Middle East and North Africa.
Areas of Interest
Remote Warfare by Human and Technological surrogate
Information Operations as Means of Subversion
My research has been widely published in university presses and other academic presses as well as in leading peer-reviewed journals of the security studies discipline. An overview over my research activities can be found here.
My newest Georgetown UP book "Subversion - The Strategic Weaponization of Narratives" examines how malicious state and nonstate actors take advantage of the information space to sow political chaos. I reveals how the coordinated use of weaponized narratives can achieve strategic-level effects. Preying on vulnerable states and communities to find the fault lines within societies, these campaigns begin in the information space with an ultimate goal of producing tangible results.
I also just commenced a new research project unpacking the notion of network-centric statecraft, whereby states re-orchestrate the levers of national power through delegation to private and semi-private networks to achieve national objectives.