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Regional Support for Afghan Insurgents: Challenges for Counterinsurgency Theory and Doctrine
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
2014 (English)In: Journal of Strategic Studies, ISSN 0140-2390, Vol. 37, no 1, 135-162 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

After the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, several thousand Afghan Taliban forces fled across the border to Pakistan, and the area became a safe haven for Afghan insurgents. In 2014, the transnational dimension of the insurgency is still highly prominent. Although regional support for insurgents is not uncommon, how to counter this aspect is mostly ignored in counterinsurgency (COIN) theory and doctrines. In this article, a regional counterinsurgency framework is developed, using the regional counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan as an example. The framework will facilitate the systematic inclusion of regional COIN measures in theory and doctrine.

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Abingdon: Routledge, 2014. Vol. 37, no 1, 135-162 p.
Keyword [en]
Afghanistan, counterinsurgency, ISAF, military intervention, transnational
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Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Peace and Conflict Research
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-220728DOI: 10.1080/01402390.2013.878656ISI: 000331863700006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-220728DiVA: diva2:706477
Available from: 2014-03-20 Created: 2014-03-19 Last updated: 2014-07-07Bibliographically approved

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