Proxy Warriors: The Rise and Fall of State-Sponsored Militias

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You already recently rated this item. Your rating has been recorded. Write a review Rate this item: Preview this item Preview this item. Ariel I Ahram Publisher: English View all editions and formats Summary: In this book, Ariel Ahram offers a new perspective on a growing threat to international and human security--the reliance of 'weak states' on quasi-official militias, paramilitaries, and warlords.

Tracing the history of several "high profile" paramilitary organizations, including Indonesia's various militia factions, Iraq's tribal "awakening," and Iran's Revolutionary Guard and Basij corps, the book shows why and how states co-opt these groups, turning former rebels into state-sponsored militias. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.

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Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Electronic books Military history Additional Physical Format: Ariel Ira , Proxy warriors. Document, Internet resource Document Type: Ariel I Ahram Find more information about: The book explains why some Third World states have centralized, conventional military forces while others rely on militias, paramilitaries, and other non-state actors using detailed case studies of Indonesia, Iraq, and Iran and offers policy recommendations for dealing with weak states based on this analysis.

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In this book, Ariel Ahram offers a new perspective on a growing threat to international and human security—the reliance of 'weak states' on quasi-official militias, paramilitaries, and warlords. Tracing the history of several "high profile" paramilitary organizations, including. Proxy Warriors and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. by Ariel Ahram (Author) Ariel I. Ahram is an Assistant Professor in the School of International and Area Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma.

Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Similar Items Related Subjects: Tracing the history of several "high profile" paramilitary organizations, including Indonesia's various militia factions, Iraq's tribal "awakening," and Iran's Revolutionary Guard and Basij corps, the book shows why and how states co-opt these groups, turning former rebels into state-sponsored militias.

Building on an historical and comparative empirical approach that emphasizes decolonization, revolution, and international threat, the author offers a new set of policy prescriptions for addressing this escalating international crisis—with particular attention to strategies for mitigating the impact of this devolution of violence on the internal and international stability of states.

Ahram is a timely contribution to the literature of security devolution.

Proxy warriors : the rise and fall of state-sponsored militias

Ahram has rich experiences for teaching and researching in global security and politics of the developing world. Proxy Warriors is well written and easy to read. It is a gap filler in the literature of state-sponsored militias and serves as a base for future studies in this field.

In addition, Ahram should be commended for the way his work enhances and refines the general reader's understanding of state-sponsored militias. Tracing the history of several "high profile" paramilitary organizations, including Indonesia's various militia factions, Iraq's tribal "awakening," and Iran's Revolutionary Guard and Basij corps, the book shows why and how states co-opt these groups, turning former rebels into state-sponsored militias. Building on an historical and comparative empirical approach that emphasizes decolonization, revolution, and international threat, the author offers a new set of policy prescriptions for addressing this escalating international crisis—with particular attention to strategies for mitigating the impact of this devolution of violence on the internal and international stability of states.

Paperback , pages. Published January 26th by Stanford Security Studies. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Proxy Warriors , please sign up.

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