Great Powers, Weak States, and Insurgency: Explaining Internal Threat Alliances

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This book offers an original and theoretically rich examination into the dynamics of alliances that great powers and weak states form to defeat threats, such as rebellion or insurgency, within the smaller state's borders. The author examines contemporary examples of such "internal threat alliances," including Russia's collaboration with Syria's Assad regime to defeat anti-government rebels and U.S. cooperation with Afghanistan's ruling political elite to combat the Taliban. In each case, the weaker state's leadership wanted ...

Great Powers, Weak States, and Insurgency: Explaining Internal Threat Alliances 2017, Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN-13: 9783319474182

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