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Public debate over surrogate forces and proxy warfare has been largely dormant since the end of the Cold War. The conventional wisdom has been that with the end of the U.S.- Soviet rivalry, state sources of support for proxy guerrilla, insurgent, and terrorist organizations dried up, forcing them to look to criminal activity to survive and precipitating the growth of dangerously independent and well-resourced militants, mercenaries, and warlords. But in the few years since 2001, a wide range of issues raised to prominence by wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere suggest that armed proxies, and the forces that drive and shape their use, are part of a larger dynamic. From the legacies of the wars in the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Kashmir, to the growth of privatized security and military companies, and to increased reliance on intermediaries of all kinds, these surrogate forces bear further study.Making Sense of Proxy Wars is the first book to seriously challenge Cold War assumptions about terrorism and proxy warfare, offering an alternative view of armed surrogates—whether they are private armies, indigenous militias, or unwilling victims—as complex, selfinterested actors on the international stage.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Transliteration Note
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. WILLIAM C. BANKS
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. MICHAEL A. INNES
  3. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. 1 Terrorists as State “Proxies”: Separating Fact from Fiction
  2. JEFFREY M. BALE
  3. pp. 1-30
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  1. 2 Missing Their Mark: The IRA’s Proxy Bomb Campaign
  2. MIA BLOOM AND JOHN HORGAN
  3. pp. 31-60
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  1. 3 Fighting with a Double-Edged Sword?: Proxy Militias in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Chechnya
  2. BRIAN GLYN WILLIAMS
  3. pp. 61-88
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  1. 4 Auxiliary Irregular Forces in Afghanistan: 1978–2008
  2. ANTONIO GIUSTOZZI
  3. pp. 89-108
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  1. 5 Surrogate Agents: Private Military and Security Operators in an Unstable World
  2. KEVIN A. O’BRIEN
  3. pp. 109-136
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  1. 6 Multinational Corporations: Potential Proxies for Counterinsurgency?
  2. WILLIAM ROSENAU AND PETER CHALK
  3. pp. 137-152
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 153-184
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 185-194
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  1. About the Editor and Contributors
  2. pp. 195-199
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781597975865
Related ISBN
9781597972307
MARC Record
OCLC
967569028
Pages
216
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-05
Language
English
Open Access
No
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