Strategies for Ending Insurgencies Inclusive Versus Suppressive Policies
Anderson, David A.
Fuemmeler, James L.
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"From 1989 through 2008, 117 of the 124 active armed conflicts around the world were intrastate insurgencies […]. Insurgencies are predicted to remain the major form of conflict in the coming decades. When an insurgency establishes itself, what is the most effective approach to ending it while maintaining a functioning government and minimizing the loss of life by all parties involved? Through the assessment of six counterinsurgency (COIN) country case studies, this research sets out to determine whether more inclusive government policies produce better outcomes in combating insurgencies than more suppressive policies. Particular focus is placed on whether enacted policy achieved the desired end state, relatively quickly, with the fewest number of casualties."
This article was published in Culture and Conflict Review (Summer 2012), v.6 no.2