Accession Number:

AD1069597

Title:

Disrupting the ISI-Taliban Relationship: A Principal-Agent Approach

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Report Date:

2018-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

This study argues that principal-agent theory provides a unique perspective on the relationship between the Afghan Taliban and the Pakistani state. This perspective assists in developing strategies to reduce, disrupt, or eliminate the support that the Taliban receive from Pakistan. Furthermore, the framework of this study can be applied to other state-sponsored terrorist groups, insurgencies, and proxies.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE