Brokers and key players in the internationalization of the FARC

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Cunningham, Dan
Everton, Sean
Wilson, Greg
Padilla, Carlos
Zimmerman, Doug
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2013-05-16
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16 May 2013
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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
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The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—FARC) was originally founded to protect Colombian peasants from harsh landowner policies in exchange for food and supplies. Over time, it has evolved into an internationally connected, narco-trafficking organization that displays little concern for the peasants it once vowed to protect. In recent years, Colombian authorities have become more adept at countering the FARC, forcing it to operate increasingly outside of Colombia. The FARC’s transformation from a local insurgency into an internationally connected one is the focus of this article. Using social network analysis it identifies key leaders who are tied to this transformation and discusses implications concerning the FARC’s future.
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The article of records as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2013.784603
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Defense Analysis (DA)
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Studies in Conflict & Terrorism Volume 36, Issue 6, 2013
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This 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.
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