A Subnational Study of Insurgency: FARC Violence in the 1990s

  title={A Subnational Study of Insurgency: FARC Violence in the 1990s},
  author={Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Guti{\'e}rrez de Pi{\~n}eres and Kevin M. Curtin},
  journal={Studies in Conflict \& Terrorism},
  pages={249 - 265}
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