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Durham University

School of Government & International Affairs


Airmindedness from Below: Mutual Learning and Sub-State Deterrence in the Gaza Strip

10th December 2019, 16:00 to 17:00, Room 102, Al Qasimi Building, Durham University, Flight Lieutenant Jake Davies RAF

A talk by Flight Lieutenant Jake Davies RAF.

Tea and scones will be served before the talk.

All welcome.

Flight Lieutenant Jake Davies RAF examines how insurgent groups nullify the clear military preponderance of a state actor and in particular, its overwhelming air superiority. Locating his discussion in a conceptual understanding of deterrence and ‘compellence’, Jake Davies examines the tactics and operational methods (military and political) that have allowed Hamas to diminish the effectiveness of Israeli air power.

Biography: Flight Lieutenant Jake Davies graduated from Durham University in 2015, and joined the RAF as a pilot. He completed his officer training at RAF College Cranwell in May 2017, where he received the BAE Systems Trophy for his work in professional studies. In 2018 he was awarded a Trenchard Fellowship by the RAF Centre for Air and Space Power Studies, with a proposal on Israeli airpower and insurgent adaptation in Gaza. Since finishing his Elementary Flying Training in May 2019 he has pursued this research full time, as a visiting research fellow with DGSi/IMEIS

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