Non-Traditional Conflicts, Non-State Actors and Use of Proxy Forces in Modern Warfare

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Call for Publications
September 15, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Government and Public Service, Humanities, Political History / Studies

Call for papers 
Non-Traditional Conflicts, Non-State Actors and Use of Proxy Forces in Modern Warfare 
In recent years, we have been observing the growing involvement and significance of non-state actors 
and proxy forces in contemporary warfare. Pursuing their own interests, or being employed by foreign 
states, proxy forces or local non-state actors can be added to a myriad of elements and factors that 
shape fewer and fewer contemporary traditional and binary conflicts, which consist of asymmetric, 
irregular, unconventional or hybrid characteristics. This field of study lags behind the reality often 
hidden behind the modern fog of war, or disinformation; therefore, as guest editors of a special issue 
of the Security and Defence Quarterly, we would like to invite you to help us understand the discussed 
phenomenon better by contributing to this unique edition of the international academic journal.  
Therefore, it is our honour to invite you to contribute to a special edition of the Security and Defence 
Quarterly. The working title of the incoming special edition is “Non-Traditional Conflicts, Non-State 
Actors and Use of Proxy Forces in Modern Warfare”. The proposals for this special edition may focus 
on the issue from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives of security studies.  
Manuscript submission 
Full  papers  (between  6000  and  10000  words)  are  invited  for  publication  in  this  Special  Issue.  All 
authors must follow Security and Defence “Guide for Authors”. To submit a manuscript, please access:  and  select  this  Special  Issue  “Non-Traditional  Conflicts,  Non-State 
Actors and Use of Proxy Forces in Modern Warfare”. All submissions are subject to standard peer 
review, revision, and re-submission processes. 
Tentative schedule:  
Submission of full papers: 15 th  September 2020 
Peer-Review: 15 th  October 2020 
Publication of the Special Issue: 15 th  December 2020 
Special Edition’s Guest Editorial Team: 

Dr Cüneyt Gürer, University of Siegen, Germany. Email: 
Dr Cyprian Aleksander Kozera, War Studies University, Poland. Email: 

Contact Info: 

Please  direct  any  queries  to  Dr  Cyprian  Aleksander  Kozera  at  or  
For more information please go to