Michel WyssMilitary Academy (MILAC) at ETH Zurich · Department of Strategic Studies
Master of Arts
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Michel Wyss is a scientific assistant for Strategic Studies at the Swiss Armed Forces' Military Academy (MILAC) at ETH Zurich and a PhD Candidate at Leiden University's Institute for Interests. His main research interests are proxy relationships, irregular warfare, military strategy and the interplay between ideology and strategy.
Studies of conflicts involving the use of surrogates focus largely on states, viewing the relationship between sponsors and proxies primarily as one in which states utilize nonstate actors as proxies. They have devoted far less attention to sponsor-proxy arrangements in which nonstate actors play super-ordinate roles as sponsors in their own right....
This forum provides an outlet for an assessment of research on the delegation of war to non-state armed groups in civil wars. Given the significant growth of studies concerned with this phenomenon over the last decade, this forum critically engages with the present state of the field. First, we canvass some of the most important theoretical develop...
Der Antisemitismus hat wieder Konjunktur und scheinbar überwunden geglaubte antisemitische Verschwörungstheorien drängen zurück in die politische Arena: die „Protokolle der Weisen von Zion“ als Erzählung vom „großen Austausch“, völkische Kapitalismuskritik in Form von Hetzkampagnen gegen George Soros oder sogenannte „Globalisten“. Rechte Agitatoren...
The semicentennial anniversary in 2017 of the 1967 Middle East War is an occasion to reflect on the impact of a war that brought dramatic changes to the Middle East and beyond. One of the ramifications of the Israeli victory in 1967 was the growing criticism of the Jewish state among the European Left—a movement that held largely positive attitudes...