Articles by Chris Murray

Chris is a PhD student at King's College London, department of Defence Studies. He holds both a BA in Anthropology and an HBa in History from Lakehead University, as well as an MA in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He specializes in irregular conflicts, asymmetrical warfare, insurgency, revolution, guerrilla warfare, resistance movements, and rebel forces. His primary area of focus is the Caucasus, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans. Chris has served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, as well as an advisor and analyst to the office of a Member of Canada’s federal Parliament.


Book Watch: US Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia: Politics, Energy, and Security

Review by Chris Murray 16 May 2016, Kingston, CA US Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia: Politics, Energy, and Security By Christoph Bluth; I.B.Tauris, 2014. USD 90.00 ISBN-10: 178076918 ISBN-13: 978-1780769189 With the recent flare up in the intensity of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the ongoing joint Georgia-US military drills and overall NATO-Georgia relationship I found…


DTCA Cometh

21 March 2016, Kingston, CA *Updated 23 March 2016 – At the time of publishing, Dr Alex Zelinsky was unavailable for comment -that has since changed. by Chris Murray When Defence Report published an article entitled The Aussie Defence FUBAR, it hit a nerve Down Under. Since the publication of that article DefRep has been inundated…


The Aussie Defence FUBAR

25 February 2016, Kingston, CA by Chris Murray In January of 2015 Defence Report raised a flag of concern in an article concerning a new piece of Australian legislation, the Defence Trade Controls Act (DTCA). In Australia’s Defence Trade Control Act Clamps Down on Researchers, Defence Report’s Mark Collinson wrote on the problematic nature of this legislation…


Book Watch: Left and Right: The Small World of Political Ideas

Review by Chris Murray 5 January 2016, Kingston, CA Left and Right: The Small World of Political Ideas By Christopher Cochrane; McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015. USD 34.95 ISBN-10: 0773545786 ISBN-13: 978-0-7735-4578-6 The terms ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ have become so ingrained in our global political discourse that their meaning and origin are rarely even considered. This, despite…

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