Dr. Alex Waterman


Dr. Alex Waterman

  • Kurzer Lebenslauf

    • Since 10/2023: Associate at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

    • 07/2021 - 09/2023: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies and at the project "World Order Narratives of the Global South"

    • 01/2021 - 07/2021: Teaching Fellow in Conflict Studies, University of Leeds

    • 09/2020 - 09/2021: Non-resident Fellow, Modern War Institute West Point

    • 09/2019 - 01/2021: Research Fellow in Security, Terrorism and Insurgency, University of Leeds

    • 04/2019 - 09/2019: Sessional Tutor, Study Group

    • 01/2019 - 04/2019: Visiting Lecturer, Leeds Trinity University

    • 08/2016 - 10/2016: Research Affiliate, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

    • 05/2016 - 10/2016: International Visiting Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses

    • 11/2015 - 12/2019: Research Consultant, International Institute of Strategic Studies

    • 09/2015 - 09/2019: Teaching Assistant, University of Leeds

    • Since 09/2015: Associate Reviews Editor, Civil Wars

    • Education: PhD in Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds

    Aktuelle Forschung

    • Narratives and local order in counterinsurgency/ceasefires

    • Armed Order-Making in Northeast India

    • Comparing Order and Knowledge across Counterinsurgencies

    • Rebel Ordering and Governance

    Länder und Regionen

    • India

    • Northeast India

    • South Asia


    • Global Policy North "Outstanding Thesis" Prize 2020, Global Policy North Network, 2020

    Dr. Alex Waterman



    Journal of Global Security Studies | 05.2023

    The Impact of COVID-19 on Insurgency and Rebel Governance: Lessons from India's Northeast

    Emerging research has suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic has generally favored rebel organizations—rather than states—in situations of intrastate conflict. This article challenges this perspective by analyzing the pandemic's impact on three dimensions of rebel activity—armed activity, popular support and recruitment, and rebel governance.

    Forschungsprojekt | 01.04.2021 - 31.03.2024

    World Order Narratives of the Global South (WONAGO)

    The decades since the late twentieth century are marked by the end of the bipolar world order and the rise of countries of the Global South. Most explanations focus on political and economic power shifts and do not pay much attention to ideas of order, especially those prevalent in the Global South. To provide a more inclusive perspective, this project researches world order narratives in Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of its Area Studies strategy.
    BMBF, 2021-2024

    BBC Radio Leeds (Breakfast Show) | Interview | 25.02.2022

    Russian Military Strategy in Ukraine and Implications

    Interviewed by BBC Radio Leeds on the current events in the war in Ukraine. 


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