Bachelor of Arts, Seton Hall University, 2016
Master of Arts, George Mason University, 2018
The Enemy of My Enemy: Rebel Group Strategies at the Onset of Civil Wars
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm
161 Research Hall, Fairfax Campus
All are invited to attend.
Ahsan Butt, Chair
Present studies of civil wars do not examine civil wars in which groups do not target the state at the onset, limiting civil wars to conflicts between the state and an insurgent group or groups. This raises a crucial question the literature has yet to satisfactorily examine: why do some groups target the state while others target fellow non-state groups? The division between traditional civil wars and localized civil wars stems not from ethnic fractionalization or available resources, but through two, distinct processes: the level of violent repression on the part of the state and the degree of regional autonomy.
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