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dc.contributor.advisorSimons, Anna
dc.contributor.authorRoberson, Patrick B.
dc.dateJune 2001
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:34:08Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:34:08Z
dc.date.issued2001-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10893
dc.description.abstractWithin the last ten years the phrase ethnic conflict has become extremely common. I spent the majority of my time as a Special Forces Detachment Commander dealing with ethnic conflict situations in Northern Iraq, Turkey, and the Balkans. While in these places it became apparent to me that ethnic conflict is very complicated and that most Americans have a difficult time comprehending it My purpose in writing this thesis is to offer Special Forces soldiers or other US military personnel a framework for gaining a better understanding of the dynamics involved in ethnic conflict. This framework includes three preconditions and two advanced conditions which are tested against three case studies: Bosnia, Kosovo, and Kurdish/Turkish relations in Southeast Turkey. The framework offers an objective, non country-specific, way to sort through and make sense of the situation on the ground. After becoming familiar with this framework, it would be my hope that the individual will have the ability to function more effectively and efficiently, particularly when there is little time to become intimately familiar with the situation before arriving on the scene.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/understandingeth1094510893
dc.format.extentviii, 89 p. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleUnderstanding ethnic conflict: a frameworken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
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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