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Supplementary conference reading material

Non-state actors and the changing nature of conflict

Conference Description


Please note that this is not a recommended reading list produced by the Ditchley Foundation.

Conference participants are invited to recommend pre-conference reading materials relevant to the topic of this conference, and we are happy to post links to the items here for your reference. 



Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Amichai Magen: The jihadist governance dilemma. Monkey Cage, 18 July, 2014


United Nations University Centre for Policy Research: Civil War Trends and the Changing Nature of Armed Conflict. Occasional Paper 10, March 2017. © 2017 United Nations University.


International Crisis Group: Counter-terrorism Pitfalls: What the U.S. Fight Against ISIS and Al-Qaeda Should Avoid. Special Report No 3, 22 March 2017


Benedetta Berti: What's in a name? Re-conceptualizing non-state armed groups in the Middle East. Palgrave Communications 2,  article number 16089 (2016), 29 November 2016


Benedetta Berti: Rebel politics and the state: between conflict and post-conflict, resistance and co-existence. Civil Wars, Volume 18, 2016, 26 July 2016


Robert J. Bunker: Epochal Change: War Over Social and Political Organization. Parameters, Summer 1997, pp. 15-25


Andrew Mack: The Truth About Islam. Slate, 21 January 2016




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