Dr Andrew Mumford

Dr Andrew Mumford
School of Politics and International Relations 
+44 (0) 115 846 8160

Expertise summary

Counter-insurgency warfare, especially British experience throughout colonial wars of the 20th-century, via Northern Ireland and culminating in contemporary involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. British and US political and military communities' perceptions and reactions to insurgent and terrorist groups.

Dr Mumford can also comment on modern slavery and trafficking.

Author of the book The Counter-Insurgency Myth: The British Experience of Irregular War (Routledge 2011) and journal articles on issues that explore how the British state in particular has attempted to deal with insurgencies, including torture, negotiations and reliance on air power.

Previous media experience includes radio appearances on, BBC World Service World Have Your Say, KPFA Radio in California, Letters and Politics; BBC Radio 5Live Morning Report, and other local BBC and commercial radio stations.  

Dr Mumford has also undertaken television interviews for BBC East Midlands Today, Sky News Arabia, the British Forces Broadcasting Service, Bloomberg (Turkey), and CNBC Investing Edge.

He has written on similar topics for; The Christian Science Monitor; Bloomberg; The Press Association; Voice of America; l’Opinion (France); La Libre (Belgium); The Nottingham Post, online newspaper The Conversation and the Arab magazine, The Majalla.

Asia Expertise: Terrorism in China, history of 'Malayan Emergency', British involvement in Vietnam War.

More information is available via his school web page.

He has recently published the book Proxy Warfare.




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