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SIPRI Yearbook 2016

SIPRI Yearbook 2016

4. External support in civil wars and other armed conflicts

Chapter:
4. External support in civil wars and other armed conflicts
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2016
Author(s):
Ian Davis

At least two-thirds of all intrastate conflicts active since 1975 have experienced some kind of external support from other states. This support can include the direct participation of military and security personnel but also more indirect forms of aid, such as the provision of intelligence or logistics support, funding, sanctuary or training. Military interventions in the internal conflicts of other states have more than doubled since September 2001, and in recent years the trend has been for increased troop support or ‘boots on the ground’. External support is an essential variable to conflict dynamics: it often makes the conflict deadlier, prolongs the fighting and increases the challenges associated with achieving a negotiated settlement. The evidence also suggests that civilian targeting becomes more prevalent and there is a greater risk that interstate conflicts will be initiated.

Citation (MLA):
Davis, Ian. "4. External support in civil wars and other armed conflicts." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 18 Oct. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-004.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Davis, I. (2016). 4. External support in civil wars and other armed conflicts. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2016: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 18 Oct. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-004.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Davis, Ian. "4. External support in civil wars and other armed conflicts." In SIPRI Yearbook 2016: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 18 Oct. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-004.xml
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