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About the AuthorsChris Abbott
is a Research Officer at Oxford Research Group responsible for the Global SecurityProgramme. He is the coordinator of ORG’s “global threats” project and lead author of this paper.Previously he has worked as a campaigner and researcher on a number of social and environmentalissues. In addition to several ORG reports, his articles on global security issues have appeared invarious publications, both in the UK and abroad.
is Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, and Global SecurityConsultant to Oxford Research Group. Paul has worked in the field of international security, armscontrol and political violence for over 30 years. He lectures at universities and defence colleges inseveral countries, and has written 20 books. Paul is also a regular commentator on global securityissues in both the national and international media.
is Executive Director of Oxford Research Group. He is also Professor of Psychologyand Honorary Research Fellow in the School of International Relations, Politics and the Environmentat Keele University. He co-founded and manages the Iraq Body Count project, which quickly becamea key source of information about civilian casualties during the Iraq war and its aftermath. In July2004, John was elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy.
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ustainers for making thepublication of this report possible. The authors would like to thank William Peden and Nicky Davies forcommenting on an earlier version of this report, Janet Bloomfield and others for their valuable insights,and Vanessa Shields, Emily Esplen and Wendy Conway Lamb for additional research.
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