Before Military Intervention

Upstream Stabilisation in Theory and Practice

Editors: Clack, Timothy, Johnson, Robert (Eds.)

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  • Explores the theory and military practice of upstream stabilisation
  • Presents a diverse range of important case studies from Somalia and Mali to Syria and Yemen
  • Offers diverse perspectives from theory and practice from leading scholars in the UK and USA
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This book explores the natures of recent stabilisation efforts and global upstream threats. As prevention is always cheaper than the crisis of state collapse or civil war, the future character of conflict will increasingly involve upstream stabilisation operations. However, the unpredictability and variability of state instability requires governments and militaries to adopt a diversity of approach, conceptualisation and vocabulary. Offering perspectives from theory and practice, the chapters in this collection provide crucial insight into military roles and capabilities, opportunities, risks and limitations, doctrine, strategy and tactics, and measures of effect relevant to operations in upstream environments. This volume will appeal to researchers and practitioners seeking to understand historical and current conflict.

About the authors

Timothy Clack is Fellow and Lecturer of St Peter’s College and Senior Research Fellow of the Changing Character of War Centre, University of Oxford, UK.

Robert Johnson is Director of the Changing Character of War Centre and Senior Research Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Oxford, UK.

Reviews

“A timely and important examination of the changing nature, purposes and politics of conflict and intervention in the entirely new conditions which confront us in the world today.” (Lord Howell of Guildford, Chairman of the House of Lords International Relations Committee, UK) 

“Conflict prevention is an uncertain business. It requires good timing, excellent understanding, and no small amount of good luck. Tim Clack and Rob Johnson’s volume gives us an excellent starting point for knowing the challenges we must address, where we must prepare, and what we must avoid. I recommend it for all those engaged in the theoretical and the practical side of this work.” (General Sir David Capewell, Former Commander of Joint Operations, UK) 

“In an age of growing instability alongside a reluctance to engage in ‘post-conflict stabilization,’ it is wise to take an increasing interest in engaging ahead of conflict—this valuable book presents both practitioners and researchers with an excellent smorgasbord of insights.” (Major-General Andrew Sharpe CBE, Director, Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research (CHACR), UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Anticipating Future Stabilisation

    Pages 1-26

    Johnson, Robert (et al.)

  • The Discreet Indispensability of Unpiloted Assistance? Remote Aerial Capabilities in Upstream Preventative Stabilisation Interventions

    Pages 27-52

    Schulte, Paul

  • The Dilemmas of Security Assistance to a Failed State: Lessons from Somalia

    Pages 53-77

    Reno, William

  • ‘Fighting Out Its Own Complex and Fatal Destiny’? On the Limitations on the Use of Force in Yemen

    Pages 79-97

    Edwards, Aaron

  • Crisis and Intervention: Combating Terrorism in the Sahel

    Pages 99-121

    Wing, Susanna D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Before Military Intervention
Book Subtitle
Upstream Stabilisation in Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Timothy Clack
  • Robert Johnson
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98437-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98437-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98436-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07494-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 213
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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