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Countering Others' Insurgencies | RAND

  • By
  • Sameer Lalwani,
  • New America Foundation
July 30, 2014 |
This study examines the counterinsurgency strategies and practices adopted by threatened regimes and the conditions under which U.S. "small-footprint" partnerships are likely to help these governments succeed.

Selective Leviathans: Explaining State Strategies of Counterinsurgency and Consolidation | Précis

  • By
  • Sameer Lalwani,
  • New America Foundation
July 30, 2014 |
IN THE SECOND HALF of the twentieth century, civil wars eclipsed inter–state war as the "far greater scourge" in terms of death toll, duration, and occurrence and with it, a host of new conflict puzzles emerged. One puzzling feature is that many states seem to defy normative, political, or strategic incentives and choose costly, heavy–handed, counterinsurgency methods, producing high levels of violence and civilian casualties.

Syrian Civil Society Strives to Rebuild Communities | Syria Deeply

July 29, 2014
New America Foundation's Leila Hilal describes how local councils have tried to manage and rebuild Syrian communities.

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Bloggingheads TV Discussion between Robert Wright and Lisa Goldman | Bloggingheads.tv

July 29, 2014
New America's Robert Wright and Lisa Goldman discuss the Gaza conflict. Click here to watch the discussion.

The Biden Agenda | New Yorker

July 28, 2014
Tom Ricks, the military writer, had been a persistent critic of Biden’s judgment on Iraq and Afghanistan; he once titled a blog post “Just how wrong can Joe Biden be?”

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