Examining the Authoritarian Model of Counter-insurgency: The Soviet Campaign Against the Ukrainian Insurgent Army

  title={Examining the Authoritarian Model of Counter-insurgency: The Soviet Campaign Against the Ukrainian Insurgent Army},
  author={Yuri M. Zhukov},
  journal={Small Wars \& Insurgencies},
  pages={439 - 466}
  • Y. Zhukov
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Political Science, Business
  • Small Wars & Insurgencies
In an effort to better understand the benefits and limitations of an authoritarian approach to counter-insurgency, this article examines the relationship between regime type and military effectiveness in the often neglected case of Soviet counter-insurgency operations in Western Ukraine. This study finds that the advantages authoritarian governments enjoy in designing, planning and implementing counter-insurgency campaigns – related to a lack of restraints and constraints – can all too easily… 

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