Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research (SCSR)


SCSR research covers a range of issues relating to conflict, violence, war, non-traditional security issues, peace processes, reconciliation, reconstruction, and the new geopolitics. It engages with a wide range of theoretical perspectives and debates on conflict and security. SCSR researchers have extensive country and regional expertise.


SCSR researchers' work ranges across issues of environmental conflict and security, militarism and the arms trade, peacebuilding, gender violence and war, Russian and post-Soviet security policy, the social construction of military technologies, and human rights struggles in Colombia.

We are keen to nurture and promote cutting edge work and to facilitate a vibrant research community. To become part of this community and to inform us about your research, contact

Recent articles and books by SCSR members

Dyvik, S. L. (2017) Gendering counterinsurgency: performativity, embodiment and experience in the Afghan 'Theatre of War'. London and New York: Routledge.

Dyvik, S.L. and Greenwood, L.(2016) 'Embodying militarism: exploring the spaces and bodies in-between', Critical Military Studies

Dyvik, S. L., Selby, J., and Wilkinson, R. (2017) (Eds.) What's the point of International Relations? London and New York: Routledge.

Dyvik, S. L. (2016) 'Valhalla rising: gender, embodiment and experience in military memoirs', Security Dialogue

Galai, K. (2016) 'Companies of past and present: lessons from the East India Company on the use and regulation of private forces today', Legal Issues Journal

Galai, K. (2016) 'Why there's a case for bringing private armies in from the cold', The Conversation

Kelshall, C. (2015) 'Intelligence agencies are still obsessed with state-based threats, unaware the game has changed', Defence IQ

Kelshall, C. (2015) 'The story of ISIS against the west: nodes, net centric warfare and dinosaur hunters', Defence Industry Bulletin

Kirby, P., and Shepherd, L. J. (2016) (eds) 'The futures past of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda', International Affairs, 92: 2

Revill, J., and Mcleish, C. (2015) 'Estimating the costs of compliance options for the BWC', Trust and Verify

Selby, J. (2015) 'Is climate change really to blame for Syria's civil war?', The Conversation

Stavrianakis, A. (2016) 'Parliament urgently needs to keep tabs on Britain's arms exports', The Conversation

Stavrianakis, A. (2016) 'Disarming claims about the Saudi war in Yemen', Open Democracy