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Past is Prologue: Abroad in Syria with the Ghosts of Iraq

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[Technical Report, Study/Analysis]

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Peacekeeping And Stability Opertions Institute

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Nature abhors a vacuum, and the end of violent conflict by definition leaves a big one. If that vacuum is not filled by something positive, it will be filled by something negative, and the negative tends to move with shocking speed this is as close to inevitable as history offers us. In the absence of good governance, peace and security, warlords, transnational criminals, paramilitaries and factional forces take the field unchallenged.

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  • Government and Political Science

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[A, Approved For Public Release]