Author profile: Paul Dixon

Professor Dixon is Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is editor of The British Approach to Counterinsurgency: From Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan (Palgrave 2012) and author of the report Warrior Nation: War, Militarisation and British Democracy (Forceswatch 2018).

A U.S. Special Forces intelligence sergeant provides security overwatch as a Special Forces engineering sergeant, both assigned to Special Operations Task Force – South, climbs over an irrigation wall during a security patrol March 8, in Panjwai District, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The SOTF-South Special Forces team in the area conducts regular patrols in order to bolster security as well as to meet with area villagers to assess development projects.

Review – Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan 2001-14

Theo Farrell’s recent book provides some new insights into Britain’s war in Afghanistan though there is ambiguity over the point at which the war was unwinnable and why.

Review – The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

Review – The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

Paul B. Rich and Isabelle Duyvesteyn’s new handbook offers an opportunity to survey the state of the art in ‘orthodox’ counterinsurgency thinking.

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