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MA Michel Wyss


Michel Wyss is a PhD candidate at Leiden University researching proxy relationships among non-state armed groups. He studied Government at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel und the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin. Prior to MILAC, he worked, among others, for the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), the Corporate Security Unit at the German Development Cooperation and, most recently, for the Federal Office for Defence Procurement armasuisse.


Main Areas of Research

  • Irregular warfare
  • Proxy warfare and proxy relationships
  • Political violence in the MENA region


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Scientific Assistant

Military Academy (MILAC) at the ETH Zurich Kaserne Reppischtal
CH-8903 Birmensdorf
+41 58 484 29 51