LOUISE RIIS ANDERSEN is Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies. Her research focuses on international intervention in fragile states and global governance, particularly the multiple dilemmas that flow from the tensions between the global/local, long-term/short-term and security/development. She has published in journals such as African Security, Conflict, Security and Development, Forum for Development Studies and Journal on Intervention and Statebuilding and her latest book is Fragile states and insecure people?: violence, security, and statehood in the twenty-first century (co-edited with Bj⊘rn M⊘ller and Finn Stepputat, 2007). Her most recent work includes Afghanistan lessons identified 2001–2014, a compilation of experiences from integrated approaches in Afghanistan prepared for the Danish Parliament (2016). JAN BACHMANN is a senior lecturer in peace and development research at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His research analyses western security policy and practice in eastern and central Africa, focusing on contestations around major infrastructure interventions in the region. His work has been published in Political Geography, African Affairs and Security Dialogue among others. He is co-editor of War, police and assemblages of intervention (with Colleen Bell and Caroline Holmqvist, 2014). CEDRIC DE CONING is a senior research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and a senior adviser to the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes. Recent advisory roles include the secretary-general's advisory group for the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, adviser to the head of the Peace Support Operations Division of the African Union Commission and to the High Representative of the African Union Peace Fund. His recent books include The future of African peace operations: from the Janjaweed to Boko Haram (co-edited with Linnéa Gelot and John Karlsrud, 2016), UN peacekeeping doctrine in a new era: adapting to stabilisation, protection and new threats (co-edited with Chiyuki Aoi and John Karlsrud, 2017) and Rising powers and peacebuilding: breaking the mold? (co-edited with Charles T. Call, 2017). RHYS CRILLEY is a research associate in global media and communication at the Open University. He is currently working on the project ‘Reframing Russia for the global mediasphere: from Cold War to “information war”?’ funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. He has published articles in the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Critical Studies on Security and Critical Military Studies. In 2016 he was awarded the International Communication Best Paper Award at the International Studies Association and he is currently writing his first book on the legitimation of war on social media. TROELS GAUSLÅ ENGELL is a PhD fellow at the Centre for Military Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. His research centres on diplomatic practices at the United Nations Security Council, with an emphasis on negotiations around peace operations and the role of human rights in the UN's peace and security agenda. His previous publications include Strengthening and renewing UN peace operations: political and practical challenges towards a stronger UN (co-written with Katja Lindskov Jacobsen, 2017), a policy report published by the Centre for Military Studies. He has previously held positions as a UN official in Ramallah, Palestine, and in New York. KATJA LINDSKOV JACOBSEN is a senior researcher at the University of Copenhagen in the Department of Political Science's Centre for Military Studies. Her research centres on contemporary interventionism in the global South—with a specific interest in Africa—in part focusing on familiar institutions, like the UNHCR, or UN peace operations. Her other projects look at more recent issues such as maritime security interventions and/or the role of new technologies. She is the author of The politics of humanitarian technology: good intentions, unintended consequences and insecurity (2015). Her research has been published in Citizenship Studies, Security Dialogue, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, African Security Review and International Review of the Red Cross among others. LOUISE WIUFF MOE is a research associate at the Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg. She is also a research associate at the research group ‘Overlapping spheres of authority and interface conflicts in the global order’. Her research combines theoretical and empirical perspectives, focusing on security governance, peacebuilding and liberal interventionism—with a particular regional focus on Africa. Her most recent work centres on changing norms and practices of interventionism, interfaces of peacebuilding and military operations, and comparative perspectives on security governance in the global South. She has published in the Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, Peacebuilding and Conflict, Security and Development among others. She is also co-editor of Reconfiguring intervention: complexity, resilience and the ‘local turn’ in counterinsurgent warfare (with Markus-Michael Müller, 2017). ASTRID H. M. NORDIN is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, Director of the Lancaster University China Centre, Associate Director of the Institute for Social Futures and a research fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. Her research looks at contemporary Chinese foreign policy and cultural governance, with a special focus on deployments of ancient Chinese traditions in policy, propaganda and popular discourse. She has recently published articles on these topics in journals such as the Review of International Studies, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political and China Information. She is the author of China's international relations and harmonious world: time, space and multiplicity in world politics (2016). REBECCA SANDERS is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. She specializes in international relations, international law and international security and analyses how actors contest, evade and challenge international human rights norms in global politics. Her most recent research focuses on the backlash against human and women's rights in the context of rising nationalism, populism and fundamentalism around the world. She has published several articles on the legal politics of counterterrorism in Review of International Studies, Human Rights Review and Journal of Human Rights among others. She is the author of Plausible legality: legal culture and political imperative in the global war on terror due out in 2018. PEER SCHOUTEN is a postdoctoral fellow at the Danish Institute for International Studies, associate researcher at the International Peace Information Service in Antwerp and editor-in-chief at Theory Talks. He researches the political economy of conflict in central Africa, as well as the politics of infrastructure and the historical sociology of state formation. He has worked in numerous African countries—including South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda—for or in partnership with a number of NGOs and international organizations. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles, book chapters and research reports on the above—and other—topics and his research has been published in Foreign Policy, Security Dialogue and Millennium: Journal of International Studies. He is also the editor, with Ned Lebow and Hidemi Suganami, of The return of the theorists (2016). FINN STEPPUTAT is Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies. He has published extensively on issues of violent conflict, forced migration and state formation—mainly focused on Latin America. He has also worked on theoretical and methodological issues of state formation and sovereignty. Currently, he is researching trade and transport in Somalia. He is the editor of Governing the dead: sovereignty and the politics of dead bodies (2016) and his co-edited books include Sovereign bodies: citizens, migrants, and states in the postcolonial world (with Thomas Blom Hansen, 2005), The security-development nexus: expressions of sovereignty and securitization in southern Africa (with Lars Buur and Steffen Jensen, 2007) and Fragile states and insecure people?: violence, security, and statehood in the twenty-first century (with Louise Andersen and Bj⊘rn M⊘ller, 2007). DAVID H. UCKO is an associate professor and Director of the Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program at the College of International Security Affairs of the National Defense University, Washington DC. He is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and an adjunct fellow at the Conflict, Security and Development Research Group at the Department of War Studies, King's College London. His research areas include war-to-peace transition, civil wars and third-party intervention in armed conflict. He is the author of Counterinsurgency in crisis: Britain and the challenges of modern warfare (with Robert Egnell, 2013), The new counterinsurgency era: transforming the U.S. military for modern wars (2009) and co-editor of Reintegrating armed groups after conflict: politics, violence and transition (with Mats Berdal, 2009). MIKAEL WEISSMANN is Associate Professor at the Swedish Defence University and a senior research fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. He is a member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific European Union (CSCAP EU) committee and of the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC). His research is focused on Chinese foreign policy and military strategy. He has recently published articles on these topics in The Washington Quarterly, Asian Survey, Asian Perspective and Journal of China and International Relations. He is also the author of The east Asian peace: conflict prevention and informal peacebuilding (2010). © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Royal Institute of International Affairs. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: email@example.com.
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