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Прокси войните в новите измерения на международната сигурност
Proxy Wars in the New Dimensions of International Security

Author(s): Boyan Hadzhiev
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Security and defense, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: geopolitics; proxy wars; international security.

Summary/Abstract: The focus of the article are the so-called proxy wars. Understanding and evaluating modern geopolitical clashes would be incomplete unless viewed through the prism of proxy wars. The violence is being increasingly "privatized". The war between states is giving way to prolonged internal conflicts without clear boundaries between communities, foreign interventions and the legitimacy of violence. In these conflicts non-state actors have become a major force for regional balances and an instrument for imposing the interests of various external geopolitical powers. The main participants, the importance of the state and the distinctive features of these wars, as well as arguments about the advantages and disadvantages of their use today, are being analyzed.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 13-23
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian