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Studies in Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and National Security


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Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017

Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017

Akali Omeni
September 05, 2017

This book offers a detailed examination of the counter-insurgency operations undertaken by the Nigerian military against Boko Haram between 2011 and 2017. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted with military units in Nigeria, Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria has two main aims. First, it...

Counterinsurgency, Security Forces, and the Identification Problem: Distinguishing Friend From Foe

Counterinsurgency, Security Forces, and the Identification Problem: Distinguishing Friend From Foe

Daniel L. Magruder, Jr
July 14, 2017

This book presents a theory and empirical evidence for how security forces can identify militant suspects during counterinsurgency operations. A major oversight on the part of academics and practitioners has been to ignore the critical antecedent issue common to persuasion and coercion...

Rethinking Western Approaches to Counterinsurgency: Lessons From Post-Colonial Conflict

Rethinking Western Approaches to Counterinsurgency: Lessons From Post-Colonial Conflict

Russell W. Glenn
November 30, 2016

This book critically examines the Western approach to counter-insurgency in the post-colonial era and offers a series of recommendations to address current shortfalls. The author argues that current approaches to countering insurgency rely too heavily on conflicts from the post-World War II years...

Indian National Security and Counter-Insurgency: The use of force vs non-violent response

Indian National Security and Counter-Insurgency: The use of force vs non-violent response

Namrata Goswami
December 05, 2014

This book, based on extensive field research, examines the Indian state’s response to the multiple insurgencies that have occurred since independence in 1947. In reacting to these various insurgencies, the Indian state has employed a combined approach of force, dialogue, accommodation of ethnic...

The Theory and Practice of Irregular Warfare: Warrior-scholarship in counter-insurgency

The Theory and Practice of Irregular Warfare: Warrior-scholarship in counter-insurgency

Andrew Mumford, Bruno C Reis
October 09, 2013

This book offers an analysis of key individuals who have contributed to both the theory and the practice of counterinsurgency (COIN). Insurgencies have become the dominant form of armed conflict around the world today. The perceptible degeneration of the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan into...

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