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Multinational Coalitions and Security in the Middle East

Strand Building, Strand Campus , London

11 Mar
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Multinational Coalitions and Security in the Middle East

Join Dr Sarah Cardaun for a seminar focused on key conclusions from a one-year research project on Informal Alliances in the Middle East.

Multinational coalitions have become a widespread format of security cooperation between states, including in the Middle East. These cooperative frameworks differ significantly from defence organisations and permanent alliances in terms of formation, internal dynamics, and security-related outcomes for participants. The research seminar will present key conclusions from a one-year research project on Informal Alliances in the Middle East, funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Germany. Based on the examples of the Arab Coalition in Yemen and the U.S.-led Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh, the emphasis will be on the implications of the institutional characteristics of informal security alliances for different types of participant states, such as small states.

Dr Sarah Cardaun bio

Dr Sarah Cardaun is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) at King’s College London for the academic year 2019/20. During her time at the Middle East and Mediterranean Studies Programme from 2009 to 2014, the Institute’s predecessor, she taught on the Middle East as well as the sociology of religion, while at the same time completing her PhD on governmental and non-state actors’ responses to antisemitism as a policy issue. In 2013/14 she was Lecturer of Politics and Religion at King’s. Her current research interests include international security studies, comparative policy analysis as well as state-society relations. She is also a Research Associate at the University of the Armed Forces in Hamburg, Germany, working on a project comparing street-level bureaucracy in German and Israel.

Venue

Strand Building, S-2.08


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