International Security & Foreign Policy

Confronting Proxy Conflict in the Middle East: Policy Implications and Strategic Responses

Grant Year: 2019


Peter Bergen and Candace Rondeaux will research and write a book analyzing the landscape of proxy wars among great and medium powers and explore how the United States can pursue its interests effectively in this environment. They will commission papers on various aspects of proxy wars and case studies of conflicts in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. They will explore the likely course of future rivalries involving proxy warfare, the dilemmas inherent in the relationships between sponsors and proxies, and the innovations in such warfare in the modern period.

New America Foundation International Security & Foreign Policy

$50,000