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dc.contributor.authorGade, Emily Kalah
dc.contributor.authorGabbay, Michael
dc.contributor.authorHafez, Mohammed M.
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Zane
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-14T22:49:47Z
dc.date.available2019-02-14T22:49:47Z
dc.date.issued2019-02
dc.identifier.citationGade, Emily Kalah, et al. “Networks of Cooperation: Rebel Alliances in Fragmented Civil Wars.” Journal of Conflict Resolution, Feb. 2019en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/61399
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022002719826234en_US
dc.description.abstractWhen rebels make alliances, what informs their choice of allies? Civil wars are rarely simple contests between rebels and incumbent regimes. Rather, rival militant networks provide the context in which these fragmented conflicts unfold. Alliances that emerge within this competitive landscape have the power to alter conflict trajectories and shape their outcomes. Yet patterns of interrebel cooperation are understudied. The existing scholarship on rebel alliances focuses on why rebels cooperate, but little attention is given to the composition of those alliances: with whom rebels cooperate. We explore how power, ideology, and state sponsorship can shape alliance choices in multiparty civil wars. Employing network analysis and an original data set of tactical cooperation among Syrian rebels, we find compelling evidence that ideological homophily is a primary driver of rebel collaboration. Our findings contribute to an emerging literature that reasserts the role of ideology in conflict processes.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDefense Threat Reduction Agencyen_US
dc.format.extent27 p.en_US
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, it may not be copyrighteden_US
dc.titleNetworks of Cooperation: Rebel Alliances in Fragmented Civil Warsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)en_US
dc.subject.authorSyriaen_US
dc.subject.authorcivil waren_US
dc.subject.authorfragmentationen_US
dc.subject.authorallianceen_US
dc.subject.authorsocial network analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorideologyen_US
dc.description.funderOffice of Naval Research HDTRA1-10-1-0075en_US
dc.description.funderOffice of Naval Research N00014-15- 1-2549en_US
dc.description.funderOffice of Naval Research N00014-16-1-2919en_US


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