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Improving the U.S. military's understanding of unstable environments vulnerable to violent extremist groups: insights from social science

Improving the U.S. military's understanding of unstable environments vulnerable to violent extremist groups: insights from social science

Thaler, David E

For over a decade, operations associated with irregular warfare have placed large demands on U.S. ground forces and have led to development of new Army and Joint doctrine. This report helps analysts identify and assess twelve key factors that create and perpetuate environments susceptible to insurgency, terrorism, and other extremist violence and instability to inform military decisions on allocation of analytic and security assistance resources

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Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND 2013

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Statement of responsibility: David E. Thaler, Ryan Andrew Brown, Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Blake W. Mobley, Parisa Roshan
ISBN: 0833084216, 0833084232, 9780833081643, 9780833084217, 9780833084231
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource
Subject: Insurgency.; Social sciences Research.; Irregular warfare.; HISTORY Military Other.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Security (National & International); Irregular warfare United States.; Military doctrine.; Political violence.; Military doctrine United States.; Social sciences Research United States.; United States.; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Military Science.; Terrorism Prevention.
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Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Gaining Insights into Unstable, Conflict-Prone Environments Through Social Science Lenses
  3. Factors Associated with Environments Vulnerable to Conflict
  4. Relationships Among Factors: Peru and Nepal Case Studies
  5. Utilizing the Factors for Analysis
  6. Conclusion
  7. Appendix A: Factors from Joint and Army Doctrine
  8. Appendix A: Factor Matrix
  9. Appendix C: Cross-Matching 12 Factors with RAND Case Studies on 30 Counterinsurgencies.