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Proxy War: The Least Bad Option

Tyrone L. Groh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781503608184
eISBN:
9781503608733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503608184.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book provides a more comprehensive, definitive, and rigorous treatment of proxy war. This book argues that proxy war can and should remain a useful and effective tool of foreign policy, but that ... More


Conclusion

Tyrone L. Groh

in Proxy War: The Least Bad Option

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781503608184
eISBN:
9781503608733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503608184.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter summarizes the book’s findings and concludes that the twenty-first century and its associated advances in information sharing, communication, and social media will not likely create a ... More


Mediating Multilateral Proxy Conflicts

Francis Ward

in Rethinking Peace Mediation: Challenges of Contemporary Peacemaking Practice

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781529208191
eISBN:
9781529208238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208191.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter assesses the increase in proxy conflict and asks how mediators can most effectively engage in conflicts which have proxy elements. To achieve a mediated settlement, the challenge for any ... More


Critique of U.S. Foreign Policy, the Cold War, and Terrorism

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Cold War seen from the vantage of its victims in the Third World who were surrogates of the USSR and the US; millions dead in proxy wars; lack of precise definitions of terrorists and terrorism; Good ... More


The Reagan Doctrine: Savage War by Proxy

John Tirman

in The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America's Wars

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195381214
eISBN:
9780190252373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195381214.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on America's military forays under President Ronald Reagan, including the deployment of peacekeeping troops in Lebanon in 1983 and the invasion of the tiny Caribbean island of ... More


Pakistan's Proxy War and Kashmir's Azaadi Revolution

Stanley Wolpert

in India and Pakistan: Continued Conflict or Cooperation?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266773
eISBN:
9780520925755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266773.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

With no Soviet troops left to fight in Afghanistan, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence vigorously focused its attention on Kashmir, encouraging unemployed mujahideen to help them liberate it from ... More


Pakistan’s Creeping Jihad and Expanding Nuclear Umbrella

C. Christine Fair

in In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190909482
eISBN:
9780190077891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909482.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

To complement and enable its advances at the lower end of the conflict spectrum, Pakistan also strategically acquired nuclear weapons. We now know that Pakistan had a crude device around 1983-4, if ... More


The Privatization of Military Force and the Constraints on War

James Pattison

in The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199639700
eISBN:
9780191756085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639700.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter considers the negative externalities of the use of PMSCs at the international level. It focuses, in particular, on the formal and informal constraints on war. First, it considers the ... More


Countering the United States in Vietnam: Proxy War with the United States

John W. Garver

in China's Quest: The History of the Foreign Relations of the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190261054
eISBN:
9780190261085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261054.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The United States decided to draw the line of containment at South Vietnam, while China gave large-scale assistance to Hanoi’s effort to topple the Saigon government. From 1960 through 1964, ... More


The 80 Percent Solution: The Strategic Defeat of bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda and Implications for South Asian Security

Thomas F. Lynch

in Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780190252656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199893072.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter makes the case that al-Qaeda has now been strategically defeated in the wake of bin Laden's death in 2011. It considers what that means for US policy in South Asia and argues that the US ... More


South Asia and Afghanistan: Projecting the Indo-Pak Conflict

Kristian Berg Harpviken and Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

in A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190627232
eISBN:
9780190663018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627232.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines dynamics within the South Asian regional security complex, how the two regional rivals, India and Pakistan, draw in global powers, and how their relationship is projected in ... More


Revolt in the Temple

Mohan K. Tikku

in After the Fall: Sri Lanka in Victory and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199463503
eISBN:
9780199086771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463503.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy, International Relations and Politics

Karuna’s revolt against Prabhakaran’s leadership was an event unprecedented in the annals of LTTE’s history. Worse still, Karuna group joined forces with the Sri Lankan army. The Karuna cadres were ... More


Pan-Islamic Connections: Transnational Networks Between South Asia and the Gulf

Christophe Jaffrelot and Laurence Louer (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190862985
eISBN:
9780190943080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862985.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

South Asia is today the region inhabited by the largest number of Muslims—roughly 500 million. In the course of the Islamization process, which began in the eighth century, it developed a distinct ... More


Hegel’s Indological Sources and the Standard Interpretation

Aakash Singh Rathore and Rimina Mohapatra

in Hegel's India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468270
eISBN:
9780199087464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468270.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Hegel’s writings illustrate the spread of Indological studies in Germany and elsewhere, especially the influence of Bhagavad-Gita and reliance on translations of Colebrooke, Wilkins and Schlegel. His ... More


Epilogue

Dilip Hiro

in Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190944650
eISBN:
9780190055905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944650.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Recounts the testimonies of those rounded up by Saudi Arabia as part of their 'anti-corruption' drive in November 2017. Records the unrest that erupted in Iran at the end of 2017 and the US support ... More


Rethinking Peace Mediation: Challenges of Contemporary Peacemaking Practice

Catherine Turner and Martin Wählisch (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781529208191
eISBN:
9781529208238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208191.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This pioneering work offers important insights into peace mediation practice today and the role of third parties in the resolution of armed conflicts. The authors reveal how peace mediation has ... More


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