Armed Groups and the Balance of Power: The International by Anthony Vinci

By Anthony Vinci

This new ebook offers a framework for figuring out the diplomacy of armed teams, together with terrorist agencies, insurgencies and warlords, which play an more and more important role within the foreign system.

Specifically, the e-book argues that such teams may be understood as enjoying the stability of energy with states and different armed teams, as they're empirically sovereign non-state actors which are prompted by means of the pursuit of strength and exist as a part of an anarchic, self-help method. This noticeably new process deals a renewed conceptualization of Neorealism, and gives new insights into debates approximately sovereignty, non-state actors, new wars, counterterrorism, and counterinsurgency. The technique is illustrated via case reviews on Somali warlords, the safety complicated among the Lord’s Resistance military (LRA), Sudanese People’s Liberation military (SPLA), Sudan and Uganda, in addition to Al Qaeda. The e-book offers insights into such concerns as how non-state actors will be built-in into structural theories of diplomacy, and in addition bargains pragmatic methodologies for the overseas coverage or army practitioner, akin to tips to top deter terrorists.

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