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Proxy Warfare.

By: Mumford, Andrew.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.WCMW - War and Conflict in the Modern World: Publisher: Oxford : Wiley, 2013Description: 1 online resource (153 p.).ISBN: 9780745678818.Subject(s): Low-intensity conflicts (Military science) | Proxy war | War -- History -- 20th century | War -- History -- 21st centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Proxy WarfareDDC classification: 355.02 LOC classification: D431 -- .M864 2013ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction The Rise of Proxy Wars; 1 What is Proxy War?; 2 Why Does Proxy War Appeal?; 3 Who Engages in Proxy War?; 4 How are Proxy Wars Fought?; 5 The Future of Proxy War; Conclusion The Continuing Appeal of Proxy Warfare; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Proxy wars represent a perennial strand in the history of conflict. The appeal of 'warfare on the cheap' has proved an irresistible strategic allure for nations through the centuries. However, proxy wars remain a missing link in contemporary war and security studies. In this timely book Andrew Mumford sheds new light on the dynamics and lineage of proxy warfare from the Cold War to the War on Terror, whilst developing a cogent conceptual framework to explain their appeal. <br /> <br /> Tracing the political and strategic development of proxy wars throughout the last century, they emerge as a d
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Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction The Rise of Proxy Wars; 1 What is Proxy War?; 2 Why Does Proxy War Appeal?; 3 Who Engages in Proxy War?; 4 How are Proxy Wars Fought?; 5 The Future of Proxy War; Conclusion The Continuing Appeal of Proxy Warfare; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Proxy wars represent a perennial strand in the history of conflict. The appeal of 'warfare on the cheap' has proved an irresistible strategic allure for nations through the centuries. However, proxy wars remain a missing link in contemporary war and security studies. In this timely book Andrew Mumford sheds new light on the dynamics and lineage of proxy warfare from the Cold War to the War on Terror, whilst developing a cogent conceptual framework to explain their appeal. <br /> <br /> Tracing the political and strategic development of proxy wars throughout the last century, they emerge as a d

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This short (112 pages of text) and sprightly written work focuses on proxy warfare, the indirect engagement of a third party in a domestic or international conflict. Mumford (Univ. of Nottingham, UK) asserts that it is "warfare on the cheap" and "a missing link in contemporary war and security studies." Although proxy warfare is millennia old, he primarily focuses on the historical period since WW II. Using interesting case studies including the Spanish Civil War, the activities of Iran in Iraq since 2003, the Angolan Civil War, and various East African wars, the author illustrates the dynamics and intentions of those who would sponsor proxy warfare. He cites the rise of China and its doctrine of "unrestricted warfare" as well as the growing use by the US of unmanned aerial vehicles across the globe. He concludes that proxy warfare has a great and growing future due to its perceived economic (low cost) and political (no "direct" involvement) advantages as nation-states and even non-state actors consider it useful for ideological, religious, economic, strategic, and national reasons. A highly readable and informative introduction to the subject. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers, graduate students, and research faculty. C. Potholm II Bowdoin College

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Andrew Mumford is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham

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