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dc.contributor.advisorBerger, Marcos (Mark T.)
dc.contributor.authorCastano, Arturo Herrera
dc.contributor.authorTarrant, Shane L.
dc.dateDecember 2009
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:32:09Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:32:09Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10390
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis looks at how the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was able to survive and control significant parts of Colombia until relatively recently. It also explains the decline of the FARC as a significant insurgency (and as one of the last, if not the last significant guerrilla organization in the region). While a historical political economy and social analysis of the rise and demise of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias Colombianas (FARC) between 1964 and 2010 tells us a great deal about the modern nation-state of Colombia, we also ask what the history and contemporary character of Colombia tells us about the rise and fall of the FARC?. More specifically, what are the future prospects for the FARC? Are the guerrillas gone? Furthermore, what are the implications of the decline of the FARC for Colombian politics? Finally, what are the Counterinsurgency (COIN) and other policy lessons, for Colombia and beyond, which we can derive from a thorough assessment of the rise and apparent demise of the FARC as a major guerrilla organization? We conclude that the dramatic weakening of the FARC in Colombia is part of a wider trend in the region. Despite the continued presence of social inequality and uneven economic development, the general opening of the political process in Colombia and elsewhere combined with the success of various counterinsurgency campaigns and/or the self-destruction of some insurgencies marks the dawn of a new era. Colombia is ultimately an example of the fact that major insurgency and counterinsurgency operations may have passed permanently from the Latin American stage.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/areguerrillasgon1094510390
dc.format.extentxiv, 81 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshInsurgency.en_US
dc.titleAre the Guerrillas Gone?: a historical political economy and social analysis of the rise and demise of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias Columbianas (FARC), 1964-2010en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPorch, Douglas
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorRevolutionary Armed Forces of Colombiaen_US
dc.subject.authorFARC (Spanish Acronym)en_US
dc.subject.authorAuto Defense Forces of Colombiaen_US
dc.subject.authorAUC (Spanish Acronym)en_US
dc.subject.authorGovernment of Colombiaen_US
dc.subject.authorGOCen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S. policyen_US
dc.subject.authorillicit drugsen_US
dc.subject.authordemobilizationen_US
dc.subject.authorColombian Militaryen_US
dc.subject.authorColombian National Policeen_US
dc.subject.authorColombian Political systemen_US
dc.description.serviceColumbian Army authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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