Stephen Powell

Research title

Investigating the Dynamics of Nonstate Actor Rivalry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 1993-2018

Research summary

Research Summary

My PhD focuses upon an examination of the causes of rivalry (de)escalation among armed nonstate actors in the Middle East and North Africa from 1945-2017.

 

Research Topic

 

“Investigating the Dynamics of Armed Nonstate Actor Rivalry in the Middle East and North Africa: 1945-2017”

 

Research Interests 

  • The role of Nonstate Actors in the International System
  • Civil Conflict in the Middle East & North Africa
  • Rebel Group behaviour 
  • Interstate Rivalry  

Sponsor / Funder

 

University of Glasgow Q-Step Centre


Additional information

I initially joined the University of Glasgow as an undergraduate in September 2010, completing an MA (Hons) (Soc Sci) in Politics in 2014. I remained at Glasgow, completing an MSc in International Relations from 2015-2016 where I worked closely with my current primary PhD supervisor: Dr Adrian Florea.