Cutting Off the Head of the Snake: Foreign Imposed Regime Change
Technical Report,25 Jul 2017,15 Jun 2018
Joint Forces Staff College NORFOLK United States
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Once diplomacy and other efforts of the international community fail to avert conflict or negotiations with the leadership of a state, states may pursue a path of Foreign Imposed Regime Change FIRC to further their own political goals. Considering the current international security environment with an eye on history, one can deduce that the future holds additional attempts at FIRC between states. The thesis examines historical examples of FIRC to identify variables that may contribute to success of the process. Specifically, this thesis argues that the defeat of the military of the target state, multilateral support of the policy, and a low degree of diversity within the target state population favorably influence the probability of success of FIRC.
- Government and Political Science