Ceasefires as violent state-building: local truce and reconciliation agreements in the Syrian civil war

  title={Ceasefires as violent state-building: local truce and reconciliation agreements in the Syrian civil war},
  author={Marika Sosnowski},
  journal={Conflict, Security \& Development},
  pages={273 - 292}
  • M. Sosnowski
  • Published 3 March 2020
  • Political Science
  • Conflict, Security & Development
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