Beyond Pain: Coercing Violent Non-State Actors
NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC
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Todays global conflict environment is permeated by the existence of a diverse range of violent nonstate actors VNSA. These groups utilize subversive means to exploit and disrupt the international system, frequently committing heinous acts of violence against innocent civilians in the process. Short of war, how can nation-states effectively counter the actions of VNSA This paper examines the proposition that VNSA can be coerced by the threat or limited use of military force. By defining the problem, adapting strategy to the problem and assessing the historical record the author makes the case that coercion is a viable option for confronting VNSA.
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