Bases, Bullets, and Ballots: The Effect of US Military Aid on Political Conflict in Colombia

@article{Dube2015BasesBA,
  title={Bases, Bullets, and Ballots: The Effect of US Military Aid on Political Conflict in Colombia},
  author={O. Dube and Suresh Naidu},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2015},
  volume={77},
  pages={249 - 267}
}
  • O. Dube, Suresh Naidu
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
  • Does foreign military assistance strengthen or further weaken fragile states facing internal conflict? Aid may strengthen the state by bolstering its repressive capacity vis-à-vis armed nonstate actors or weaken it if resources are diverted to these very groups. We examine how US military aid affects political violence in Colombia. We exploit the allocation of US military aid to Colombian military bases and compare how aid affects municipalities with and without bases. We use an instrument… CONTINUE READING
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