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Paths to victory: detailed insurgency case studies

Paths to victory: detailed insurgency case studies

Paul, Christopher, 1971- author; Grill, Beth, author; Clarke, Colin P., author; Dunigan, Molly, author

In-depth case studies of 41 insurgencies since World War II provide evidence to answer a perennial question in strategic discussions of counterinsurgency: When a country is threatened by an insurgency, what efforts give its government the best chance of prevailing? Each case study breaks the conflict into phases and examines the factors and practices that led to the outcome (insurgent win, counterinsurgent win, or a mixed outcome favoring one side or the other). Detailed analyses of the cases, supplemented by data on 30 previously conducted insurgency case studies (and thus covering all 71 historical insurgencies worldwide since World War II), can be found in the companion volume, Paths to Victory: Lessons from Modern Insurgencies. Collectively, the 71 cases span a vast geographic range (South America, Africa, the Balkans, Central Asia, and the Far East) and include examples of governments that attempted to fight the tide of history -- that is, to quell an anticolonial rebellion or uprisings against apartheid

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Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation 2013

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Statement of responsibility: Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Beth Grill, Molly Dunigan
ISBN: 0833083422, 9780833083425
Note: Companion publication to: Paths to victory: lessons from modern insurgencies.
Note: "National Defense Research Institute."
Note: "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed September 27, 2013).
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-468).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 468 pages) : color illustrations, color maps.
Series: Rand Corporation research report series ; RR-291/2-OSD
Subject: Insurgency Case studies.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Security (National & International); Insurgency.
Series Title: Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-291/2-OSD.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access

Contents

  1. Detailed overviews of 41 insurgency cases. UK in Palestine, 1944-1947
  2. Greece, 1945-1949
  3. Indochina, 1946-1954
  4. Philippines (Huk Rebellion), 1946-1956
  5. Colombia ("La Violencia"), 1948-1958
  6. Malaya, 1948-1955
  7. Kenya, 1952-1956
  8. Algerian Independence, 1954-1962
  9. Cyprus, 1955-1959
  10. Cuba, 1956-1959
  11. Oman (Imamate Uprising), 1957-1959
  12. Indonesia (Darul Islam), 1958-1962
  13. Tibet, 1956-1974
  14. Guatemala, 1960-1996
  15. Laos, 1959-1975
  16. Namibia, 1960-1989
  17. South Africa, 1960-1990
  18. South Vietnam, 1960-1975
  19. Eritrea, 1961-1991
  20. Iraqi Kurdistan, 1961-1975
  21. Angolan Independence, 1961-1974
  22. Guinea-Bissau, 1962-1974
  23. Mozambican Independence, 1962-1974
  24. Yemen, 1962-1970
  25. Uruguay, 1963-1972
  26. Oman (Dhofar Rebellion), 1965-1975
  27. Zimbabwe/Rhodesia, 1965-1980
  28. Argentina, 1969-1979
  29. Cambodia, 1967-1975
  30. Northern Ireland, 1969-1999
  31. Jordan, 1970-1971
  32. Bangladesh, 1971
  33. Philippines (MNLF), 1971-1996
  34. Baluchistan, 1973-1978
  35. Angola (UNITA), 1975-2002
  36. Indonesia (East Timor), 1975-2000
  37. Lebanese Civil War, 1975-1990
  38. Western Sahara, 1975-1991
  39. Indonesia (Aceh), 1976-2005
  40. Mozambique (RENAMO), 1976-1995
  41. Sri Lanka, 1976-2009.