TRENDS IN LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT

Authors
  1. Charters, D.
  2. Graham, D.
  3. Tugwell, M.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
The study seeks to assess trends in low intensity conflict by reference to six case studies involving countries which are currently experiencing some form of political violence at a sub-state, rather than an interstate, level. The cases analyzed were Italy, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, and Cuba. Among the selection criteria for the case studies were included regional distribution, conflict forms, political and social environments, rural and urban settings, insurgent motivations, and conflict status. The study includes a historical review of the principal conflict forms that have emerged since 1945. A concluding section assesses those trends that recur among most or all of the cases (while recognizing the separate and individual nature of each struggle) with a view to projecting the likely patterns of low intensity conflict.
Report Number
EXTRA-MURALPAPER-16 —
Date of publication
15 Aug 1981
Number of Pages
323
DSTKIM No
82-01012
CANDIS No
35598
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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