Author profile: Ciaran Gillespie

Ciaran Gillespie is a doctoral researcher at the University of Surrey’s Centre for International Intervention. Follow him on twitter: @ciarangillespie

Chemical Weapons, the Red Line and Beyond: Evidence and Intransigence over Syria

Ciaran Gillespie • Aug 30 2013 • Articles

Many argue international intervention in Syria is now a foregone conclusion but what purpose would this serve and what effect would it have on the conflict and civilians on the ground?

Are They Intervening Yet? Power and Spillover in the Syrian Conflict

Ciaran Gillespie • Jun 11 2013 • Articles

Any question about whether the west should intervene in Syria is a fairly moot point when considering history. Although it may not be immediately recognisable, we have been intervening for some time.

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