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Published: 02 July 2019

240 Pages | 9

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190929961

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Gambling with Violence

State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India

Yelena Biberman

Modern South Asia

  • Presents original evidence based on over 200 new interviews, archival research, and fieldwork conducted in Islamabad, Srinagar, New Delhi, Dhaka, Diyarbakir, Ankara, Moscow, London, and Washington, D.C.
  • Provides a systematic, fine-grained, cross-national comparison of state-nonstate alliances during civil war
  • Presents case studies that deepen our understanding of civil wars in Pakistan and India, as well as Russia and Turkey
  • Offers a rigorous and new theoretical framework that bridges the literature on alliance formation in International Relations with civil war scholarship in Comparative Politics