Simon J. A. Mason

Senior Researcher

Dr Simon J. A. Mason is a senior researcher working at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich.

  • The civilianization of armed conflict: trends and implications

    Civilians play an increasingly important and complex role in armed conflicts, both as victims and perpetrators. While this overall trend of “civilianization” encompasses all types of present-day conflicts, it takes on a very different nature in high-technology warfare than in the context of low-technology combats that are typical of many civil wars.