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dc.contributor.advisorRussell, James
dc.contributor.advisorBaylouny, Anne Marie
dc.contributor.authorHaussler, Nicholas I.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:33:54Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:33:54Z
dc.date.issued2005-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/2031
dc.description.abstractThe insurgency in Iraq has continued despite the determination of U.S. and Iraqi forces. U.S. counter-insurgent strategy has operated from the premise that the main thrust behind anti-U.S. activities is a combination of Sunnis desiring a return to their former privileged position and tribal collective actors with long-standing grievances fuelled by radical Islam. Yet an analysis incorporating insights from gang theory illuminates the diverse, practical, and local motivations of those involved in insurgent networks. Gang theory is uniquely suited to illuminate the street-level dynamics that drive insurgent violence. Through this, a more precise picture of the relevant networks and their operative motivations can be drawn, allowing finer tuned policies targeted to the differentiated factors behind non-state violence. I first consider the origins of and interactions between the armed groups operating in Iraq for discernable trends in development, paying particular attention to factors consistent with gang models. I then alter the gang model for the context of Iraq, and present an integrated model that articulates the likely effects of state-insurgent interaction on stability and security there. I conclude with recommendations demonstrating the model's relevance for strategic use in other regions.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thirdgenerationg109452031
dc.format.extentxii, 113 p. : ill. (some. col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshInsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshCounterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.lcshPreventionen_US
dc.subject.lcshTerroristsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCold Waren_US
dc.subject.lcshUrban warfareen_US
dc.subject.lcshNational securityen_US
dc.titleThird generation gangs revisited the Iraq insurgencyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of National Security Affairs
dc.identifier.oclc62165164
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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