I specialize in the area of international security, specifically examining the relationship between emergent weapons technologies and international laws and norms surrounding the use of military force. My research examines the legal and normative implications of remote warfare, such as the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in counter-terrorism operations, as well as civil society’s response to these post-9/11 national security policies.
International Relations, International Law, Human Rights, Human Security, U.S. Foreign Policy, INGOs/NGOs, Social Movements
Nylen, Alexandria and Charli Carpenter. "Questions of Life or Death? De-Constructing Human Rights Norms in Public Opinion Polls." European Journal of International Security, vol. 4, no. 2, 2019, pp. 142-162.
Nylen, Alexandria. "Frontier Justice: International Law and 'Lawless Spaces' in the 'War Against Terrorists.'" Accepted (2019), European Journal of International Relations.
Manuscripts Under Review or In Progress
Carpenter, Charli, Alexander Montgomery and Alexandria Nylen. "Manufacturing Complicity: How Survey Experiments Prime Americans for War Crimes." Under review at International Organization, (2019).
Nylen, Alexandria. “Issue Framing Differentials and the European Forum on Armed Drones.” Working Paper (2019), UMass-Amherst.