Supporting Non-State Armed Groups: A Resort to Illegality?

  title={Supporting Non-State Armed Groups: A Resort to Illegality?},
  author={Belgin San Akca},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  pages={589 - 613}
  • Belgin San Akca
  • Published 1 August 2009
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
Abstract States have suffered equally, if not more, from violence generated by Non-state Armed Groups (NAGs), such as ethnic and religious insurgencies and terrorists, than violence directly generated by their counterparts. This does not undermine the fact that states occasionally provide support to these groups in the form of safe havens, weapons, and funding. This paper argues that state support is a function of the states’ vulnerability in extracting and mobilizing resources to secure their… 
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