Niklas Karlén is Assistant Professor at the Swedish Defence University and Lecturer at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. His main research interests cover third-party interventions, international dimensions of civil war and US foreign policy. His current work focuses on external state support to warring parties, invitations to intervene, ex-combatant networks, foreign policy decision-making, and government policies toward ethnic groups.
Keywords: external support us foreign policy transnational linkages international dimensions of civil war security assistance biased third party interventions state sponsorship methods
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Main research areas:
Interventions; External support; International dimensions of civil war; US foreign policy; Research methods; Transnational linkages; Proxy warfare; Security assistance; Strategic decision-making
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