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Dealers and Brokers in Proxy Wars: Exploring All Means Available

| Nov. 19, 2023

Episode 92 examines conflict delegations and the roles of intermediary actors within proxy conflict. Our guests introduce the idea of intermediaries and pull from academic and practical experience to set the stage.  Along with other historical examples, they examine the role Pakistan played as a key go-between from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan through the American withdrawal in 2021. They offer lessons for working through intermediaries in ongoing conflicts and highlight pitfalls found within these complex geopolitical relationships. 

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For Academic Citation:

Laura Jones, Louis Tobergte, Vladimir Rauta, Michael G. Vickers “Dealers and Brokers in Proxy Wars: Exploring All Means Available,” Irregular Warfare Initiative, November 19, 2023,