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About Zoë Pelter

Zoë Pelter is the Research Officer of Oxford Research Group’s (ORG) Sustainable Security programme. She works on a number of projects across the programme, including Rethinking UK Defence and Security Policies and Sustainable Security and the Global South. She edits Sustainble Security, a blog to address the underlying drivers of global insecurity. She is the co-author of From New Frontier to New Normal: Counter-terrorism in the Sahel-Sahara.

Articles by Zoë Pelter

This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Quiet legacies and long shadows: the Obama era of counterterrorism in the Sahel-Sahara

Despite the crumbling facade of its interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, America is  preparing for a new century of 'light footprint' warfare, using Africa as its laboratory. 

Britain’s strategic pause: lessons from an insecure and interventionist century

After 100 years of continuous war, can Britain learn the limits of military action to respond to shifting realities of insecurity? Continued investment in force projection and lack of commitment to genuine reflection on today's security challenges suggests it's not yet ready to let go of its militarist mindset.

Beyond crime and punishment: UK non-military options in Syria

As direct military intervention has been ruled out for the UK by the Commons, we must turn to our non-military options to see how the UK can now push for peace and make an impact for the good in Syria.

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