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In the Grey Zone

Tom Stevenson: Proxy Warfare, 22 October 2020

Proxy Wars: Suppressing Violence through Local Agents 
by Eli Berman and David A. Lake.
Cornell, 354 pp., £23.99, March 2019, 978 1 5017 3306 2
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Proxy War: The Least Bad Option 
by Tyrone L. Groh.
Stanford, 264 pp., £56, March 2019, 978 1 5036 0818 4
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Surrogate Warfare: The Transformation of War in the 21st Century 
by Andreas Krieg and Jean-Marc Rickli.
Georgetown, 258 pp., £21.99, June 2019, 978 1 62616 678 3
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... was never peaceful.In Surrogate Warfare: The Transformation of War in the 21st Century, Andreas Krieg and Jean-Marc Rickli subscribe to a version of the thesis of hegemonic decline, in which a West riven by identity crises has seen proxy warfare as a way to minimise the cost of war to its citizenry. What they refer to as ...

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