The Resource How insurgencies end, Ben Connable and Martin C. Libicki

How insurgencies end, Ben Connable and Martin C. Libicki

Label
How insurgencies end
Title
How insurgencies end
Statement of responsibility
Ben Connable and Martin C. Libicki
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This study tested conventional wisdom about how insurgencies end against the evidence from 89 insurgencies. It compares a quantitative and qualitative analysis of 89 insurgency case studies with lessons from insurgency and counterinsurgency (COIN) literature. While no two insurgencies are the same, the authors find that modern insurgencies last about ten years and that a government's chances of winning may increase slightly over time. Insurgencies are suited to hierarchical organization and rural terrain, and sanctuary is vital to insurgents. Insurgent use of terrorism often backfires, and withdrawal of state sponsorship can cripple an insurgency, typically leading to its defeat. Inconsistent support to either side generally presages defeat for that side, although weak insurgencies can still win. Anocracies (pseudodemocracies) rarely succeed against insurgencies. Historically derived force ratios are neither accurate nor predictive, and civil defense forces are very useful for both sides. Key indicators of possible trends and tipping points in an insurgency include changes in desertions, defections, and the flow of information to the COIN effort. The more parties in an insurgency, the more likely it is to have a complex and protracted ending. There are no COIN shortcuts."--Rand web site
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
355.02/18
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC328.5
LC item number
.C665 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
Series volume
MG-965-MCIA
Label
How insurgencies end, Ben Connable and Martin C. Libicki
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-244)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Classifying outcomes and selecting cases -- Assessments of insurgency endings: time and external factors -- Assessments of insurgency endings: internal factors -- Assessments of insurgency endings: other factors -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Case studies: methodology -- Appendix B: Supplemental findings -- Appendix C: Multivariate regression analysis -- Appendix D: Insurgencies not examined for this publication -- Appendix E: Categories used for the spring 2006 survey -- Appendix F: Unavoidable ambiguities -- Appendix G: Questions used for the autumn 2006 survey
Control code
ocn655854572
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833049834
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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22573/ctt2p3f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35812680
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)655854572
  • pebcs0833049836

Library Locations

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