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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. 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.
Outside supporters, including state and non-state sponsors, of insurgent movements offer various forms of assistance to insurgents based on a wide range of motivations.
|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|