Insurgency Research Group

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AbbreviationIRG
Formation2007
HeadquartersKing's College London

The insurgency Research Group (IRG) is a research grouping at King's College London. According to the King's college website:

The Insurgency Research Group (IRG) is led by Dr John Mackinlay and Dr David Betz. It was established in 2007 in response to the revival of interest in insurgency and counter-insurgency in the military and government. The group's membership is primarily within the War Studies Group but also includes members of the Development, Doctrine and Concepts Centre (Shrivenham), the Land Warfare Centre (Warminster), Oxford University, Reading University and Birmingham University. Members of the group are engaged in research on strategic communication and information warfare, the development of effects-based approaches to operational planning, insurgency and counter-insurgency in Iraq, European Military Transformation, air power and intelligence in counter-insurgency warfare, the 'Virtual Insurgent', strategic theory and insurgency.
The IRG supports a vibrant cohort of research students engaged in work on innovation/decision making processes of state bureaucracies and insurgency cell structures, military effectiveness in complex irregular warfare, Al Qaeda's strategic communication, a tactical and operational military history of Hezbollah, leadership and the evolution of the British Army's approach to Small Wars, 1945-75, and COIN operations in South Asia. The Group has been closely involved with the development of UK thinking on doctrinal development.
In June 2007, the IRG hosted the second of two UK Army COIN Doctrine Workshop, one of which was funded by the ESRC under the 'New Security Challenges' Programme. The group has sponsored a series of guest lectures by leading figures in the field including Lt Gen Sir John Kiszely, Frank Hoffman, Col. Ike Wilson, LCOL John Nagl, Michael Noonan and others.[1]

Members

Internal Members

  • Jennifer Azzari, MA Student, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Mats Berdal, Professor of Security & Development, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • David Betz, Senior Lecturer, War in the Modern World, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Tim Bird, Director of Course Design and lecturer in the Defence Studies Department, JSCSC
  • Neville Bolt, PhD Candidate, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Ahron Bregman, Teaching Fellow, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Rudra Chaudhuri, PhD Candidate, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Warren Chin, Senior Lecturer, Defence Studies Department, JSCSC
  • Kent DeBenedictis, PhD Candidate, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Robert Egnell, PhD Candidate, Department of War Studies, KCL. Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Political Science & Public Administration, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Andrew Macdonald, PhD Candidate, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Theo Farrell: Professor of War in the Modern World, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Christina Goulter: Senior Lecturer, Defence Studies Department, JSCSC
  • James Gow, Professor of International Peace and Security, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • John Mackinlay, Teaching Fellow, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Jeff Michaels, PhD Candidate, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Peter Neumann, Director of the Centre for Defence Studies (CDS) and Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Victoria Nolan, PhD Candidate, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Mike Rainsborough, Professor of Strategic Theory, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Sophie Roberts, PhD Candidate, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Anders Romarheim, PhD Candidate, Department of War Studies, KCL
  • Rod Thornton, Lecturer, Defence Studies Department, JSCSC
  • David Ucko, Programme Coordinator & Research Fellow, Department of War Studies, KCL[2]

External Members


References


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