What does surrogate war mean for international security?Join CGP Director Kamran Bokhari for a fireside chat conversation with Prof. Andreas Krieg to discuss how war is changing and what it means for conflict in the 21st century.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Dr. Krieg’s new book explores the emerging phenomenon of “surrogate warfare” in twenty-first century conflict. The popular notion of war is that it is fought en mass by the people of one side vs the other. But today both state and non-state actors are increasingly looking to shift the burdens of war to surrogates. Surrogate warfare describes a patron’s outsourcing of the strategic, operational, or tactical burdens of warfare, in whole or in part, to human and/or technological substitutes in order to minimize the costs of war. This phenomenon ranges from arming rebel groups, to the use of armed drones, to cyber propaganda.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andreas Krieg is a professor of security studies at King’s College, London and co-founder of both the Near East Centre for Security and Strategy and the Private Military and Security Research Group at King’s College.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR: Kamran Bokhari is the Director of Analytical Development at the Center for Global Policy. Bokhari is also a national security and foreign policy specialist at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute.