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).

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

Paul Dixon • Dec 20 2018 • Features

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

Paul Dixon • Nov 17 2012 • Features

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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