Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Turkey
This book seeks to answer the 'why' and 'how' questions about the insurgency of the PKK, a militant left-wing group of Turkey's Kurds, in Turkey. The PKK has been inter-locked in an intermittent war against Turkey since 1984 in the name of Kurdish nationalism. The author combines insights of Strategy and IR - from strategy and tactics in irregular warfare to peace negotiations between state authorities and insurgents, with data from qualitative research, to achieve two inter-related objectives: first, assess the current state of affairs and predict the future course of the conflict and, secondly, draw general conclusions on how protracted conflicts can end and how. ? Spyridon Plakoudas is Assistant Professor in Strategy and Security at the American University in the Emirates, UAE.
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