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Alastair Finlan

Professor

War Studies

Organisation

Department of Military Studies

Joint Warfare Division

Joint Operations Section

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About Alastair

Engelsk beskrivning
Professor of War Studies
Deputy Head of the Military Sciences Institute

Research Areas:
Special Forces
Military Culture
Military Strategy
Modern Warfare

BOOKS (SELECT)
Monographs:
Contemporary Military Strategy and the Global War on Terror (New York: Bloomsbury, 2014).
Contemporary Military Culture and Strategic Studies (London: Routledge, 2013).
Special Forces, Strategy and the War on Terror: Warfare by Other Means (London; Routledge, 2008).
The Royal Navy in the Falklands Conflict and the Gulf War: Culture and Strategy (London: Frank Cass, 2004).
Editor:
The Test of Terrorism: Responding to Political Violence in the Twenty-First Century (London: Routledge, 2014).

ARTICLES (SELECT)
'Critically engaging the concept of joint operations: origins, reflexivity and the case of Sweden' with Anna Danielsson and Stefan Lundqvist, Defence Studies, 2021.
'A Dangerous Pathway? Towards a Theory of Special Forces', Comparative Strategy, 2019.
'The Perils of Special Approaches to Counterterrorism: The Shooting of Jean Charles De Menezes in 2005' Defense and Security Analysis, 2013
'The (Arrested) Development of UK Special Forces and the Global War on Terror', Review of International Studies, 2009.
'Trapped in the Dead Ground: US Counter-Insurgency Strategy in Iraq' Small Wars and Insurgencies, 2005.

BOOK CHAPTERS (SELECT)
'Special Forces: Leadership, Processes and the British Special Air Service (SAS)' in Gitte Højstrup Christensen (ed.), Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Special Operations Forces (Copenhagen: Royal Danish Defence College, 2017).
'Tales and Images of the Battlefield in Contemporary Warfare' in Berit Bliesemann de Guevara (ed.), Myth and Narrative in International Politics (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
'The British Way in Warfare and the Global War on Terror' in Samy Cohen (ed.), Democracies at War Against Terrrorism (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

Latest publications

Alastair Finlan Professor i Krigsvetenskap / Professor of War Studies
Stf CMVI/ Deputy Head of the Military Sciences Institute

Forskningsområden / Research Areas:
Specialförband / Special Forces
Militär kultur / Military Culture
Militär strategi / Military Strategy
Modern krigföring / Modern Warfare

BÖCKER/BOOKS (SELECT)
Monografier/Monographs:
Contemporary Military Strategy and the Global War on Terror (New York: Bloomsbury, 2014).
Contemporary Military Culture and Strategic Studies (London: Routledge, 2013).
Special Forces, Strategy and the War on Terror: Warfare by Other Means (London; Routledge, 2008).
The Royal Navy in the Falklands Conflict and the Gulf War: Culture and Strategy (London: Frank Cass, 2004).
Redaktör/Editor:
The Test of Terrorism: Responding to Political Violence in the Twenty-First Century (London: Routledge, 2014).

ARTIKLAR/ARTICLES (SELECT)
'Critically engaging the concept of joint operations: origins, reflexivity and the case of Sweden' with Anna Danielsson and Stefan Lundqvist, Defence Studies, 2021.
'A Dangerous Pathway? Towards a Theory of Special Forces', Comparative Strategy, 2019.
'The Perils of Special Approaches to Counterterrorism: The Shooting of Jean Charles De Menezes in 2005' Defense and Security Analysis, 2013
'The (Arrested) Development of UK Special Forces and the Global War on Terror', Review of International Studies, 2009.
'Trapped in the Dead Ground: US Counter-Insurgency Strategy in Iraq' Small Wars and Insurgencies, 2005.

BOKKAPITEL/BOOK CHAPTERS (SELECT)
'Special Forces: Leadership, Processes and the British Special Air Service (SAS)' in Gitte Højstrup Christensen (ed.), Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Special Operations Forces (Copenhagen: Royal Danish Defence College, 2017).
'Tales and Images of the Battlefield in Contemporary Warfare' in Berit Bliesemann de Guevara (ed.), Myth and Narrative in International Politics (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
'The British Way in Warfare and the Global War on Terror' in Samy Cohen (ed.), Democracies at War Against Terrrorism (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
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