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Small Wars & Insurgencies
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Published on Apr 16, 2019in Small Wars & Insurgencies
Bohumil Doboš2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Charles University in Prague),
Martin Riegl1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Charles University in Prague),
Stig Jarle Hansen6
Estimated H-index: 6
(NMBU: Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
ABSTRACTThe paper compares political territoriality of selected jihadist violent non-state actors. Looking at selected groups that attempted to control territory (Afghan Taliban, Al-Shabaab, the Islamic State), it attempts to establish a generalization regarding the use of territory by this type of violent non-state actors. To this end, it analyses connection of territory to groups´ security provision, economic activity, and identity. Despite many differences among the groups, it concludes that ...
Published on Apr 16, 2019in Small Wars & Insurgencies
Cornelius Friesendorf4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UHH: University of Hamburg)
ABSTRACTDebates on military intervention and small wars often include the claim that soldiers should operate among civilians in order to avoid civilian casualties and to protect civilians against third-party violence. This article, by contrast, points at negative unintended consequences of military operations taking place in close proximity to local populations: it argues that also risk-tolerant militaries cause civilian casualties and that their presence triggers third-party violence against ci...
Published on Apr 16, 2019in Small Wars & Insurgencies
Nori Katagiri (SLU: Saint Louis University)
ABSTRACTI examine the relationship between organizational stability, lethality, and target selection, and attack method of Southeast Asian insurgency. I do so by comparing the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), using data of their activities between 1994 and 2015. I make two arguments. First, organizationally unstable insurgency groups tend to see their members increase generate more casualties, while stable groups often experience reduction of violence. Second, organizational ins...
Published on Apr 16, 2019in Small Wars & Insurgencies
Stanislav Malkin (Samara State University)
ABSTRACTThe complicated problematic of Imperial Policing in many respects still comes down to the principle of minimum force, and much of what we consider an integral part of the modern doctrine of...
Published on Apr 16, 2019in Small Wars & Insurgencies
Thomas A. Marks7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NDU: National Defense University),
Michael S. Bell (NDU: National Defense University)
Published on Apr 16, 2019in Small Wars & Insurgencies
John Turner1
Estimated H-index: 1
(EMU: Eastern Mediterranean University)
ABSTRACTAl Qaeda following 9-11 experienced a period of stagnation which it sought to remedy through a project of re-branding. Critical of this approach, Islamic State claimed that al Qaeda was an elitist organization that had facilitated the stagnation of the Salafi Jihadist project. In an attempted to claim dominance over the jihad, Islamic State’s endeavored to discredit al Qaeda through a process it presented as ideological correction, linked to Islamic eschatology, sectarian agitation, perm...
Published on Apr 16, 2019in Small Wars & Insurgencies
ABSTRACTWhen on the wrong end of an asymmetry in the projection of hard power, weaker sides countenance the grim arithmetic of avoiding direct and massed confrontations. Invariably, insurgents have over the ages tended to employ indirect tactical methods to render their stronger opponents ineffective. Ultimately – interest asymmetry, regime type, asymmetries of strategy, and external intervention – combine in a complex interplay and pattern, to militate against a strong side. In Sudan, these fac...
Published on Apr 16, 2019in Small Wars & Insurgencies
Tom Lodge15
Estimated H-index: 15
(UL: University of Limerick)
Published on Apr 16, 2019in Small Wars & Insurgencies
Christopher M. Faulkner (UCF: University of Central Florida), Joshua E. Lambert (UCF: University of Central Florida), Jonathan Powell7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UCF: University of Central Florida)
ABSTRACTThis paper challenges recent claims that competitive market dynamics incentivize Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) to fully commit to providing effective services, thereby reducing the duration of civil war. Our assessment of a most-likely case scenario for this argument – Sierra Leone – reveals four critical problems. First, there is rarely direct competition, even if numerous companies are present. Second, the presence of multiple PMSCs usually represents a collaboration ...