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About David Lewis

David Lewis is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter. He has a broad range of research interests in the areas of international security, conflict studies and the politics of authoritarian states, with a regional focus on Central Asia and the Caucasus. 

Articles by David Lewis

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The Skripal attack and the post-Soviet practice of extraterritorial security

Traditional methods of national security fail to address “extraterritorial security” and the context of global authoritarianism and kleptocracy in which it emerges.

The “Moscow Consensus”: Constructing autocracy in post-Soviet Eurasia

Across the former Soviet Union, a new type of authoritarianism has become the default — with commerce, parliaments, military, media and civil society used to consolidate elite economic and political power. 

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