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dc.contributor.advisorEverton, Sean
dc.contributor.advisorLee Doowan
dc.contributor.authorGreenheck, Kyle L.
dc.date16-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T19:35:05Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T19:35:05Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49473
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe United States continues to be drawn into complex conflict environments where multiple internal and external state and non-state actors (NSAs) compete for influence. This thesis seeks to address how an external state actor can establish influence in a civil war environment through effective support of non-state actors. The research question is addressed through an in-depth analysis of the Lebanese Civil War from 1975 to 1990, using both qualitative and social network analysis to assess the strategies of three state actors in that conflict: Israel, Syria, and Iran. This study suggests that external state actors can increase influence in a civil war environment through a variety of strategies. However, the most dominant state actors are typically those that pursue a limited objective through a combination of direct and indirect support to a heterogeneous coalition of non-state actors employing a combination of violent and non-violent techniques. The lessons obtained from this analysis may provide valuable insights to planners tasked with the development of influence within a civil war through external support to NSAs.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/civilwarshijacke1094549473
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_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.titleCivil wars hijacked: a case study of the Lebanese Civil Waren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorLebanonen_US
dc.subject.authorSyriaen_US
dc.subject.authorIranen_US
dc.subject.authorIsraelen_US
dc.subject.authornon-state actoren_US
dc.subject.authorsurrogate warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorproxy warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorlongitudinal social network analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorcivil waren_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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