Alexandre Vautravers

Head of the International Relations Department, Webster University, Geneva

Alexandre Vautravers has been Head of the International Relations Department, Webster University, Geneva, since 2006. He is a Lieutenant-Colonel GS in the Swiss Army and commander of the 17th tank battalion. He is also editor-in-chief of the Revue militaire suisse.


  • Military operations in urban areas

    Fighting for and in cities is costly, slow, and often inconclusive. But sometimes they are unavoidable, either because they are located on main road or rail junctions or because of their value as political and/or economic prizes. Urban expansion in both north and south has made cities today the main theatres of military and humanitarian operations. This article analyses armies’ structures, equipment, and doctrines that are undergoing a process of adaptation.