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How interventions prolong civil wars


CIVIL wars are very disruptive political events. The greater issue with interventions isn’t only their legality and legitimacy, but their tendency to prolong civil wars. In Third-party Interventions and the Duration of Intrastate Conflicts,political scientist Patrick Regan conducted a hazard analysis on civil wars from 1944 to 1999. The pattern of bandwagoning and balancing in a civil war context has changed since the end of the Cold War. This opposing interventions prolong the civil war because they send a signal to domestic combatants that they have external patrons providing them the support they need, so they keep on fighting.


Source: Manila Times April 16, 2018 16:18 UTC


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