Trends in Outside Support for Insurgent Movements [NOOK Book]

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The most useful forms of outside support for an insurgent movement include safe havens, financial support, political backing, and direct military assistance. Because states are able to provide all of these types of assistance, their support has had a profound impact on the effectiveness of many rebel movements since the end of the Cold War. However, state support is no longer the only, or indeed necessarily the most important, game in town. Diasporas have played a particularly important role in sustaining ...
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The most useful forms of outside support for an insurgent movement include safe havens, financial support, political backing, and direct military assistance. Because states are able to provide all of these types of assistance, their support has had a profound impact on the effectiveness of many rebel movements since the end of the Cold War. However, state support is no longer the only, or indeed necessarily the most important, game in town. Diasporas have played a particularly important role in sustaining several strong insurgencies. More rarely, refugees, guerrilla groups, or other types of non-state supporters play a significant role in creating or sustaining an insurgency, offering fighters, training, or other forms of assistance. This report assesses post-Cold War trends in external support for insurgent movements. It describes the frequency that states, diasporas, refugees, and other non-state actors back guerrilla movements. It also assesses the motivations of these actors and which types of support matter most. This book concludes by assessing the implications for analysts of insurgent movements.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833032324
  • Publisher: RAND Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/18/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 164
  • File size: 5 MB

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Trends in Outside Support for Insurgent Movements


By Daniel Byman Peter Chalk Bruce Hoffman William Rosenau David Brannan

Rand Corporation

Copyright © 2001 Daniel Byman
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780833030528


Preface

This report assesses post-Cold War trends in external support for insurgent movements. It describes the frequency with which states, diasporas, refugees, and other non-state actors back guerrilla movements. It also assesses the motivations of these actors and which types of support matter most. The report concludes by assessing the implications for analysts of insurgent movements.

This report's findings should be of particular interest to the intelligence community, policy analysts, and scholars who seek to better understand the nature of insurgency in a post-Cold War era. This study should also be of interest to U.S. government policymakers concerned with adapting American foreign and defense policy to address the challenges posed by insurgent movements today and in the future.

This research was conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center (ISDPC) of RAND's National Security Research Division (NSRD). NSRD conducts research and analysis for a broad range of clients, including the U.S. Department of Defense, allied foreign governments, the intelligence community and foundations.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Figure
Tables
Summary
Acknowledgments
Acronyms
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 State Support for Insurgencies 9
Ch. 3 Diaspora Support for Insurgencies 41
Ch. 4 Refugee Support for Insurgencies 61
Ch. 5 Other Non-State Supporters of Insurgencies 71
Ch. 6 Assessing the Impact of External Support 83
Ch. 7 Implications for the Analysis of Insurgency 103
App. A Outside Support for Insurgencies, 1991-2000 109
App. B The LTTE's Military-Related Procurement 117
References 123
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