Intervention in Intrastate Conflicts: A Decision Framework
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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How should political and military institutions and their leaders think about interventions in intrastate conflicts and civil wars Moreover, what intervention variables are used to evaluate and implement a different intervention approach during a civil war Comprehensive studies on third-party intervention and civil wars have focused on if, when, and why to intervene type of intervention and intervention effects on civil war processes. Additional scholarship has focused on the role of foreign powers, foreign fighters, and violent extremist organizations and their effects on conflict management and resolution efforts. However, there has not been an intervention framework that accounts for conflict theories in relation to each other over a period of time. I propose a theoretic framework that provides an intervention analyst evaluative variables to assess the effectiveness of an intervention approach over the course of a civil war.
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