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Claire Metelits
American University
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ABSTRACTThe conflict between the rebel group, the Polisario Front, and the Kingdom of Morocco is nearing its 43rd year. Though under-reported, the conflict itself garners attention for the resilience – some would say tenacity – of the ethnically Sahrawi Polisario Front. Despite shifting regional and international politics and the nearly 150,000 Sahrawi refugees waiting in nearby Algerian camps, the rebel group has survived. What explains its resilience? This article uses Bourdieu’s ‘forms of cap...
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For decades, Africa lay at the periphery of US security policy. Attention to the continent intensified after the 9/11 terrorist attacks amid claims that East Africa and the Sahel had become hubs of terrorist activity. Despite this shift, US analysts and policymakers continue to frame security threats in Africa using a traditional, Cold War-influenced paradigm. Commonly used indicators are based on mainstream security studies, which provides a narrow view of security. Using Critical Security Stud...
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When Ismael Omar Guelleh became President of Djibouti in 1999, there were strong indications that the country was headed in a more democratic direction. Despite these indications, the period since has seen the Guelleh regime use heavy-handed tactics to repress dissent. Based on an examination of democratic contestation in the electoral arena, legislature, judiciary, media and civil society, this article argues that the regime is now fully authoritarian, yet draws little censure from the West. Th...
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Preface 1 Insurgents and Civilian-targeted violence 2 rivals and the Logic of Insurgent violence 3 "The elephant Is Not Yet Dead": The reform of the sPLA 4 From Jekyll to Hyde: The transformation of the FArC 5 Freedom Fighters or terrorists? The ongoing transformations of the Pkk 6 The Theoretical and Practical Implications of Active rivalry Notes Bibliography Index About the Author
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