Faculty Talk Looks at Gray Zone Between Peace and War


Michael Rudy, associate professor of political science and international relations, and Heather Kopp, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will host a talk from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Baldwin Hall 102. They will discuss the complicated interactions between states involving peaceful, hostile and war-like behaviors.

International actions which fall between the categories of somewhat hostile and war-like are often called “gray zone” tactics. These gray zone tactics offer opportunities for states to influence international politics through non-cooperative action, but ones which do not rise to being called war like. The Russia-Ukraine Crisis allows for a juxtaposition to illustrate the different tactics states may use during peace and wartime.
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