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Multinational Security Coalitions in the Middle East - 27 April 2021

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The opportunities and difficulties of multinational military coalitions in the Middle East will be in focus at an upcoming event.

Dr Sarah Cardaun, a research association at the University of the Armed Forces in Hamburg, will lead a talk on security co-operation between states in the Middle East, looking at the evolution of their design, utility, and impact.

The talk, Multinational Security Coalitions in the Middle East, will be hosted on Zoom on 27 April from 15.00.

The Zoom link will be sent to attendees closer to the event.

Dr Cardaun said: “Multinational military coalitions have become a widespread format for security co-operation between states worldwide, including in the Middle East. Their institutional design, especially their informality and their ad-hoc nature, distinguishes them from traditional alliances, with significant implications for coalition formation and durability.

“Analysing cases of Saudi-led coalitions, such as the Arab Coalition in Yemen and the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), the talk will highlight both opportunities and difficulties associated with this increasingly common institutional format from the perspective of the leading state.

“It will also draw preliminary conclusions on the utility of informal coalitions as security and foreign policy instruments.”

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27 April 2021

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spe@kcl.ac.uk