Trends in Outside Support for Insurgent Movements / Edition 1

Trends in Outside Support for Insurgent Movements / Edition 1

by Daniel L. Byman, Peter Chalk, Bruce Hoffman, William Rosenau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0833030523

ISBN-13: 9780833030528

Pub. Date: 10/26/2001

Publisher: Rand Publishing

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

Overview

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. This book assesses post-Cold War trends in external support for insurgent movements and describes the frequency with which states, diasporas, refugees, and other non-state actors back guerrilla movements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833030528
Publisher:
Rand Publishing
Publication date:
10/26/2001
Pages:
138
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Prefaceiii
Figureix
Tablesxi
Summaryxiii
Acknowledgmentsxxi
Acronymsxxiii
Chapter 1Introduction1
What Is an Insurgency?4
Methodology6
Organization8
Chapter 2State Support for Insurgencies9
State Support for Insurgencies in the 1990s: An Overview9
Where State Support Occurs17
State Supporters and the Democratic Republic of the Congo18
The Benefits of State Support20
Motivations of State Supporters23
Regional Influence23
Destabilize Neighbors32
Regime Change33
Payback34
Ensuring Influence Within the Opposition34
Internal Security35
Prestige36
Support Coreligionists36
Support Co-Ethnics37
Irredentism38
Leftist Ideology39
Plunder39
Chapter 3Diaspora Support for Insurgencies41
The LTTE and the Tamil Diaspora42
Publicity and Propaganda43
Fundraising49
Conclusion54
Motivations for Diaspora Support55
Why Host Governments Do Not Block Diaspora Support57
The Limited Range of Diaspora Support59
Chapter 4Refugee Support for Insurgencies61
The Taliban and Afghanistan's Refugees62
Refugee Motivations65
The Limited Range of Refugee Support67
Chapter 5Other Non-State Supporters of Insurgencies71
Liberia and the Creation of the RUF74
The Impact of NPFL External Activities77
Religious Leaders and Organizations79
Wealthy Individuals80
Aid Agencies and Human Rights Groups80
Limits to Support81
Chapter 6Assessing the Impact of External Support83
Insurgent Requirements83
Critical Forms of Support84
Safe Haven and Transit84
Financial Resources87
Political Support and Propaganda88
Direct Military Support91
Valuable Forms of Support92
Training92
Weapons and Materiel93
Minor Forms of Support95
Fighters95
Intelligence97
Organizational Aid98
Inspiration99
The Costs of External Support100
Chapter 7Implications for the Analysis of Insurgency103
Moving Beyond the Cold War103
Distinguishing Among Insurgency Stages104
The Importance of Passive Support106
Final Words107
Appendix
A.Outside Support for Insurgencies, 1991-2000109
B.The Ltte's Military-Related Procurement117
References123

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