Security Cooperation as Remote Warfare: The US in the Horn of Africa

Rubrick Biegon article published in E-IR open access website.

“Modern warfare is becoming increasingly defined by distance. Today, many Western and non-Western states have shied away from deploying large numbers of their own troops to battlefields. Instead, they have limited themselves to supporting the frontline fighting of local and regional actors against non-state armed forces through the provision of intelligence, training, equipment and airpower. This is remote warfare, the dominant method of military engagement now employed by many states.”


Remote Warfare; Interdiscplinary Perspectives a collection of essays about modern warfare, came about as a result of a conference on remote warfare held at Kent in 2019 co-sponsored by the School of Politics and International Relations. Dr Rubrick Biegon being the only current University of Kent academic to have work feature in the publication.


‘The chapters in this volume come from papers presented at an academic conference entitled Conceptualising Remote Warfare: The Past, Present and Future which was hosted at the University of Kent in April 2019. Co-organised by the Oxford Research Group, a conference encompassing those of international disciplines and professional backgrounds, including the military, civil society and non-governmental organisations, a security think-tank, and the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, the event brought together a diverse range of participants from various academic, including the military, civil society and non-governmental organisations.’

The article is part of a book that’s free to download available here.