Brendon J. Cannon

Khalifa University

Assistant Professor

Institute of International and Civil Security

PO Box 127788

Abu Dhabi, 00000

United Arab Emirates

http://https://www.ku.ac.ae/

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.

Ethiopia, Berbera Port and the Shifting Balance of Power in the Horn of Africa

Rising Powers Quarterly 2(4): 7-29
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2019
Brendon J. Cannon and Ash Rossiter
Khalifa University and Khalifa University
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Gulf Arab states, Horn of Africa, landlockedness, Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia, port politics, regional security complex, Berbera

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The International Criminal Court and Africa: Contextualizing the Anti-ICC Narrative

African Journal of International Criminal Justice 2(1-2), 2016
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 31 Oct 2017
Brendon J. Cannon, Dominic Pkalya and Bosire Maragia
Khalifa University, Institute for Strategic Dialogue and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
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International Criminal Court (ICC), Security, African Union (AU), War Crimes, International Law

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Deconstructing Turkey's Efforts in Somalia

Bildhaan, Vol. 16
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Nov 2016
Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University
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comparative politics, Turkey and Somalia, international relations, Horn of Africa, security, emerging power diplomacy, Turkey in Africa, Turkish foreign policy, Mogadishu, Turkey, Somalia, corruption, failed state, Somalia

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The 'Indo-Pacific': Regional Dynamics in the 21st Century’s New Geopolitical Center of Gravity

Rising Powers Quarterly 3(2), pp. 7-17
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 Dec 2018
Brendon J. Cannon and Ash Rossiter
Khalifa University and Khalifa University
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Indo-Pacific, Belt and Road Initiative, Global Governance, Balance of Power, Rising Powers

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Grand Strategies in Contested Zones: Japan's Indo-Pacific, China's BRI and Eastern Africa

Rising Powers Quarterly, Volume 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Dec 2018
Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University
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Belt and Road Initiative, East Africa, Geopolitics, Horn of Africa, Indo-Pacific, Japan

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Why Al-Shabaab Attacks Kenya: Questioning the Narrative Paradigm

Terrorism and Political Violence, 31(4), 836-852. DOI: 10.1080/09546553.2017.1290607
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 31 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2020
Brendon J. Cannon and Dominic Pkalya
Khalifa University and Institute for Strategic Dialogue
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Al-Shabaab, Armed Non-State Actors, Counter Terrorism, East Africa, Horn of Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Strategy, Tactics, Terrorism

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Terrorists, Geopolitics and Kenya's Proposed Border Wall with Somalia

Journal of Terrorism Research, Vol. 7, Issue 2, May 2016
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Nov 2016
Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University
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terrorism, border wall, Kenya, Somalia, Al-Shabaab, international relations, boundary disputes, corruption, international terrorism, non-state armed actors

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Foreign State Influence and Somalia’s 2017 Presidential Election: An Analysis

Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies 18(1): 20-49
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Apr 2019
Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University
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Somalia, elections, external states, influence, political influence, bribery, Turkey, Italy, Ethiopia

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Asymmetric Alliances and High Polarity: Evaluating Regional Security Complexes in the Middle East and Horn of Africa

Third World Quarterly Vol. 41 No. 3, pp. 1-21, 2020. DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2019.1693255
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Apr 2020
Brendon J. Cannon and Federico Donelli
Khalifa University and University of Trieste - Department of Political and Social Sciences
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Regional security complex theory, Middle East, threat perception, Horn of Africa, Arab Gulf States, security interdependence, polarity

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Middle Eastern States in the Horn of Africa: Security Interactions and Power Projection

ISPI (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 30 Sep 2019
Federico Donelli and Brendon J. Cannon
University of Trieste - Department of Political and Social Sciences and Khalifa University
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Horn of Africa, Gulf States, Middle East, regional security complex, IR, security interactions, power projection

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Turkey’s Military Strategy in Africa

Turkey’s Military Strategy in Africa. In Eyrice, E. & Tepeciklioglu, A. (eds). Turkey in Africa: A New Emerging Power?. Routledge (2021), pp 127-143.
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Jan 2022
Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University
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defense industry, arms sales, Turkey, Sub-Saharan African, North Africa, UAV, armed drones, armored vehicles, defense studies

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Turkey’s Rise as a Drone Power: Trial by Fire

Defense & Security Analysis, 1-20, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1080/14751798.2022.2068562
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Jul 2022
Ash Rossiter and Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University and Khalifa University
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Drones, Turkey, AK party, Turkish foreign and defence policy

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Re-Examining the 'Base': The Political and Security Dimensions of Turkey’s Military Presence in Somalia

Insight Turkey, 21(1): 167-188 (2019). DOI: 10.25253/99.2019211.09
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 Dec 2019
Ash Rossiter and Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University and Khalifa University
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Military basing, Somalia, Turkey, proxy forces, security sector reform (SSR)

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Contextualizing Turkey's Actions in Somalia: Insights from Somaliland

Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies, 21 (13): 121-143
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Apr 2022
Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University
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national security, political economy, Turkey, Somalia, Somaliland, security burdens, security interests, power transition theory

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Offensive or Defensive: The Debate over Japan's 'Aircraft Carrier' Upgrade

East Asia Monitor, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 5-6
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Oct 2019
Brendon J. Cannon and Ash Rossiter
Khalifa University and Khalifa University
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Japan, JMSDF, Offense, Defense, Military, Naval Warfare, China, Carrier Conversion

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Power Projection of Middle East States in the Horn of Africa: Linking Security Burdens with Capabilities

Power projection of Middle East states in the Horn of Africa: linking security burdens with capabilities. Small Wars and Insurgencies, 1-22, 2021
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Jan 2022 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2022
Federico Donelli and Brendon J. Cannon
University of Trieste - Department of Political and Social Sciences and Khalifa University
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military power projection, Middle East, remote warfare, security burdens, Horn of Africa, extra-regional military deployment

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Security in the Middle East: Enduring and Emerging Challenges

In Warren, Aiden. Global Security in an Age of Crisis. Edinburgh University Press, 2023.
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 31 Jan 2023
Ash Rossiter and Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University and Khalifa University
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Middle East, Security, International Relations, Great Power Competition, Terrorism, Non-Traditional Security

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Influence and Power in the Western Indo-Pacific: Lessons from Eastern Africa

In Cannon, Brendon J., and Kei Hakata (Eds). Indo-Pacific Strategies: Navigating Geopolitics at the Dawn of a New Age, pp. 216-232. Routledge, 2021.
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Apr 2023
Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University
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Indo-Pacific; geopolitics; Sub-Saharan Africa; balance of power; East Africa; Horn of Africa; great power rivalry

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Jiyu de hirakareta Indo-Taiheiyo to riberaru na kokusai chitsujo: Hyoron (The Free and Open Indo-Pacific and the Liberal International Order: A Critique)

Kokusai Mondai [International Affairs] Vol. 12 No. 687 (2019), pp. 37-48. ISSN:1881-0500
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 May 2020
Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University
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Indo-Pacific, Japan, liberal international order, critique, international relations, Asia-Pacific, China

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The Indo-Pacific as An Emerging Geography of Strategies

In Cannon, Brendon J., and Kei Hakata (Eds). Indo-Pacific Strategies: Navigating Geopolitics at the Dawn of a New Age, pp. 3-21. Routledge, 2021.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Apr 2023
Kei Hakata and Brendon J. Cannon
Seikei University and Khalifa University
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Indo-Pacific; geopolitics; China; balance of power; balance of threat; great power rivalry

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Devolution in Kenya Four Years On: A Review of Implementation and Effects in Mandera County

African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, 8(1): 1-28, (Spring 2018)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 Jan 2019
Brendon J. Cannon and Jacob Haji Ali
Khalifa University and Kisii University
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devolution, Kenya, corruption, political economy, development, elite capture

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Making Arms in India? Examining New Delhi’s Renewed Drive for Defence-Industrial Indigenization

Defence Studies, 19(4), 353-372, 2019
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Apr 2020
Ash Rossiter and Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University and Khalifa University
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India, defence industry, self-reliance, Make in India, defence-industrial strategy, autarky, arms exports, arms production

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Rivalry in East Africa: The Case of the Uganda-Kenya Crude Oil Pipeline and the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline

The Extractive Industries and Society (2022). doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2022.101102
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 10 Aug 2022
Brendon J. Cannon and Stephen Mogaka
Khalifa University and Independent
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Oil, Political Economy, Kenya, Uganda, Pipeline Politics, Security

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Locating the Quad: Informality, Institutional Flexibility, and Future Alignment in the Indo-Pacific

International Politics
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Apr 2022
Brendon J. Cannon and Ash Rossiter
Khalifa University and Khalifa University
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Quad, Indo-Pacific, China, Informality, Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), Alliances

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The Middle East and the Quad Plus

Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs Vol. 3 No. 5 pp. 269-284.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Mar 2021
Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University
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What’s in it for Us? Armed Drone Strikes and the Security of Somalia’s Federal Government

Small Wars & Insurgencies, 31(4), 773-800, 2020
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Aug 2020
Brendon J. Cannon
Khalifa University
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Drone Strikes, Insurgency, Al-Shabaab, Somalia, State Collapse, Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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Patterns of External Involvement in the Modern Political History of the Horn of Africa States

In Mabon, Simon, and Robert Mason (Eds.), The Gulf States and the Horn of Africa, pp. 15-35. Manchester University Press, 2022.
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Jan 2023
Brendon J. Cannon and Ash Rossiter
Khalifa University and Khalifa University
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The Cascading Dynamics of Informal Institutions: Organizational Processes and Governance Implications

International Politics, 1-22. DOI: 10.1057/s41311-022-00399-4 (2022)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Aug 2022
Andrew F. Cooper, Emel Parlar Dal and Brendon J. Cannon
University of Waterloo, Marmara University and Khalifa University
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Informality, Informal Governance, Informal International Organizations, Informal Institutionalization, Cascading Effects, Informal Networking, IOs

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Shifting Policies in Conflict Arenas: A Cosine Similarity and Text Mining Analysis of Turkey's Syria Policy, 2012-2016

Journal of Strategic Security, 11(4): 1-19. DOI/10.5038/1944-0472.11.4.1690 (2019)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Apr 2019
Khalifa University, University of Tokyo, Tohoku University and Khalifa University
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Syria, Turkey, buffer zone, safe zone, no-fly zone, Turkish foreign policy, cosine similarity, text mining

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Rwanda’s Military Deployments in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Neoclassical Realist Account

The International Spectator (2022), 58(1): 109-127
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Apr 2023
Brendon J. Cannon and Federico Donelli
Khalifa University and University of Trieste - Department of Political and Social Sciences
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Rwanda; neoclassical realism; foreign policy; security provider; defence diplomacy

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Understanding African views of China: Analyses of student attitudes and elite media reportage in Kenya

Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 16, NO. 1, pg 92-114, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2022.2074924
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Aug 2022
Brendon J. Cannon, Mikiyasu Nakayama and Dominic Pkalya
Khalifa University, University of Tokyo and Institute for Strategic Dialogue
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Political economy, Kenya, public opinion, China, BRI, China–Africa relations, influence

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Unraveling Japan’s Aircraft Carrier Puzzle: Leveraging Carriers’ Symbolic Value

Forthcoming, Asian Security, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/14799855.2021.1982897
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2021
Brendon J. Cannon and Ash Rossiter
Khalifa University and Khalifa University
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Aircraft carriers, Japan, East Asia, Symbolic weapons, Signaling

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Turkey-Africa Relations and Turkey’s National Role Conception as the Centre Country: Continuity or a Break with the Past?

Brendon J. Cannon & Federico Donelli (2023): Turkey-Africa Relations and Turkey’s National Role Conception as the Centre Country: Continuity or a Break with the Past?, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, DOI: 10.1080/19448953.2023.2236511
Number of pages: 19
Brendon J. Cannon and Federico Donelli
Khalifa University and University of Trieste - Department of Political and Social Sciences
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