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Throwing in the Towel: Why Insurgents Negotiate

  title={Throwing in the Towel: Why Insurgents Negotiate},
  author={Colin P. Clarke},
Negotiating with insurgents can be a perilous endeavor and talks do not always succeed in ending the conflict. A comprehensive review of the counterinsurgency (COIN, henceforth) literature reveals an emphasis on “how to win” in COIN, in addition to an overrepresentation of the same handful of case studies—Algeria, Malaya, Vietnam—with little to offer in the way of concrete policy prescriptions regarding conflict resolution. By examining four more recent insurgencies (Northern Ireland, Lebanon… Expand
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