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Mark Lacy

Dr Mark Lacy teaches security studies and international relations at Lancaster University. His work explores the work of the French intellectual Paul Virilio’s on questions of war, technology, cinema and global accidents.

More broadly, he is interested in the new strategic and tactical trends transforming war in the coming decades, focusing in particular on debates about ‘the gray zone,’ ‘sub-threshold threats’ and ‘ambiguous war’ and the role of new technologies in disrupting and transforming traditional drivers of international conflict.

He is also interested in the various creative tools and techniques that governments and militaries use to prepare for ‘black swan’ events and strategic surprises – such as the use of science fiction by armies in the UK and USA through to the emergence of the ‘military design.’

He is lead editor of Routledge Studies in Conflict, Security and Technology:

New Fortnite-style Recruitment Video Shows How UK Armed Forces are Getting Serious About Prospects of NATO War With Russia

By Mark Lacy Original post can be found here: Anyone with teenagers in the…

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(Re)Designing Security and War? Reflections on Transgressive Creativity and International Relations

By Mark Lacy This article was originally published in Global Studies Quarterly Abstract:  In the…

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Member of the Week: Mark Lacy

AOD’s Member of the Week: Dr Mark Lacy teaches security studies and international relations at…

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