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  • Insurgency

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    Insurgency Jump to: navigation, search "Insurgent" and "insurgence" redirect here. For other uses, see Insurgent (disambiguation). An insurgency is an armed rebellion against a constituted authority (for example, an authority recognized as such by the United Nations) when those taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as belligerents.[1] An insurgency can be fought via counter-insurgency warfare, and may also be opposed by measures to protect the population, and by political and economic

  • Organizing Insurgency by Paul Staniland Essay

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    Organizing Insurgency by Paul Staniland, introduces the question, “Do resources like diamonds, drugs, and state sponsors turn insurgent groups into thuggish people or do they help build a more disciplined organization?” The reason this question is asked is because in some cases it suggests that “resource wealth encourages the degeneration of armed groups into greed and criminality” and other evidence shows that “external sponsorship and criminal activity can help leaders build organizations in the

  • Global Counter Insurgency And The War On Terror

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    Is ‘global counter-insurgency’ a viable strategy in the ‘war on terror’? After the 9/11 attacks in the United States, the War on Terror was the strategy that the Bush government developed with the aim to defeat the organization that had accomplished this attack, Al Qaeda. The immediate response of the Bush Administration after the attack was the invasion of Afghanistan, with the goal of eliminating and expel the targets that had made the country their sanctuary. This group was presented as the

  • The Battle of Algiers and The Algerian Insurgency Essay

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    Muslim population is the part of the population that felt isolated and they wanted more political autonomy. The Muslim population formed a secessionist insurgency because they wanted to break away from the ruling party to create their own country or nation away from French occupation and control.

  • The Counter-Insurgency Strategy Essay

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    “The hearts and mind (HAM) theory is identified as winning the hearts and minds of the population which is a technique based on the implementation of the counter-insurgency (COIN) strategy of persuading the population to support the government and reject the insurgents.” The counter-insurgency (COIN) strategy as outlined by President Obama and General Petraeus’s most closely embrace is the heart and minds (HAM) theory. President Obama speech identified the United States strategic approach with Afghanistan

  • Is the conflict in Syria a civil war, an insurgency or a proxy conflict? The Syrian Uprising is an

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    Syria a civil war, an insurgency or a proxy conflict? The Syrian Uprising is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Ba'ath government and those seeking to oust its regime. The conflict has many complex entities with factions present that are seeking their own foothold in the country’s struggle over power. However, this was not always the case and an examination will take place into weather the conflict can be defined as either a civil war, an insurgency or a proxy conflict

  • 1848 Revolutions

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    The disappointment of the 1848 Revolutions were not brought about by the disorder found in the general population that drove the insurgencies. With a bottomless measure of substantial unrests all through Europe, a lot of them fizzled without a solitary commitment exhibit that made it a disappointment. These unrests were assessed standards, for example, communism, radicalism, and patriotism. In any case, these unrests faded away rapidly and didn't produce much results. The three noteworthy reasons

  • Civil Wars : The Most Common Form Of War

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    Even though it seems like war and violence are a widespread and common occurrence nowadays due to the media, in reality, we currently live in one of the most peaceful times in history. The prevalence of war is decreasing, especially between different countries. Even though the prevalence of wars is decreasing, civil wars are the most common form of war nowadays and surpasses the other types of war in the world. Over the course of time, civil wars have changed in a variety of ways. Not only has the

  • The Security of the Unnited States

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    advantages, in order to erode and adversary’s power, influence and will.” This definition for irregular warfare (IW) suggests anything other than conventional warfare in broad terms which perpetuates confusion in the relationship between counter-insurgency (COIN) and IW. Some governmental agencies view COIN as an entirely separate entity and not a sub-component of IW, or they view COIN and IW as the same. This confusion complicates efforts to develop a comprehensive strategy to defeat irregular threats

  • Kautilya 's Theories On War Essay

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    Kautilya’s Theories on War for the Twenty-First Century Intrigue, assassination, spies, and prostitutes make for captivating reading in Kautilya’s Arthishastra. One could easily dismiss this extensive composition as amusing literature from ancient times, seemingly relevant today only in fiction or action-adventure movies. Kautilya, an ancient Indian military theorist and advisor to Chandragupta Maurya, is known as an extreme realist who by comparison makes Machiavelli appear tame due to the brutality