Allies, Agents, and Proxies? Hierarchy and the Costs of State-Armed Group Alignment: A Case Study of Syria, 1963-2010.

Corbin, David.

Abstract: This dissertation explains the dynamics of state alignment with external armed groups. Academics and policymakers alike often label the armed groups as the state's agents, allies, and proxies interchangeably. This seemingly minor semantic confusion hints at larger questions about the precise nature of state-armed group alignment in international po... read more

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
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