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Escalation Management in Gray Zone Crises: The Proxy Factor

Video Synopsis

In this video, Egle E. Murauskaite and Devin H. Ellis brief the insights from the Escalation Management project with a broad audience of U.S. experts and security practitioners in an online seminar hosted by NSI, Inc. Drawing on the International Crisis Behavior (ICB) database, they discuss the link between proxy involvement and the use of violence in international crises. Their findings challenge the popular belief that the use of proxies is a good way to minimize costs for a state involved in a conflict, and point to the broad escalation potential in crises involving proxies. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this video are the speaker’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of START, the University of Maryland or the United States government.

This event is the latest in NSI’s SMA Speaker Series, which features leading experts discussing major challenges facing Combatant Commands, allies, and the world. Event archives include: audio or video recordings when available, written summaries of presentations, and speaker bios and briefing materials. If you would like to sign up to receive event invitations for the SMA Speaker Series, contact Nicole Peterson at npeterson@nsiteam.com.