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 explores 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. "Frontier Justice: International Law and 'Lawless Spaces' in the 'War Against Terrorists.'" Forthcoming (2019), European Journal of International Relations.
Nylen, Alexandria and Charli Carpenter. "Questions of Life and Death? De-Constructing Human Rights Norms in Public Opinion Polls." European Journal of International Security, vol. 4, no. 2, 2019, pp. 142-162.
Manuscripts Under Review or In Progress:
Nylen, Alexandria. “Negotiating the Boomerang: Advocating on the Armed Drones Issue from Pakistan.” Under review at International Organization, (2019).
Carpenter, Charli, Alexander Montgomery and Alexandria Nylen. "Manufacturing Complicity: How Survey Experiments Prime Americans for War Crimes." Under review at International Studies Quarterly (2019).