Colin Fleming

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Colin
Fleming
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Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
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University of Edinburgh
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Colin Fleming is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a project examining perceptions of victory and defeat in asymmetric warfare. Colin completed his PhD in International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2009, and held a Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence 2009-2010. His Doctoral research examined the validity and adaptability of Clausewitzian Strategic theory in the twenty-first century, particularly the role of the ‘Wondrous Trinity’ of hostility, chance, and policy within the Clausewitzian framework. Colin’s research interests are in strategic and security studies, with a particular interest in the changing character of war debate, classical strategic thought, perceptions of victory and defeat, and asymmetric war.

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Colin Fleming on the NATO membership prospects of an independent Scotland. This blog was originally published on the Scottish Global Forum. Scotland’s defence debate has revolved around two key but interrelated policy positions.  Firstly, the Scottish Government’s intention to maintain Scotland’s pl... Read more
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Colin Fleming investigates issues relating to the ongoing defence debate. There are several important  issues relating to the ongoing defence debate; not least questions about force structure, defence cooperation, and the proposed phased transition of forces from the UK to a future Scottish Defence... Read more
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The White Paper sets out a comprehensive and realistic defence blueprint in the event of Independence. While some of the Scottish Government (SG) defence aspirations will be shaped through negotiation, on NATO membership its proposed defence structure, and its commitments to serving personnel, the S... Read more
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by Colin Fleming, Research Fellow, Project Leader on Defence and Security, Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change The White Paper sets out a comprehensive defence blueprint in the event of Independence. While some of the Scottish Government (SG) defence aspirations will be shaped through negotiati... Read more
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Writing in the Herald, Dr Colin Fleming explores the defence capacity of an independent Scotland in light of the report issued by Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond which suggests security risks for Scotland.  On Tuesday morning the Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, launche... Read more
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