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From Freedom Fighters to JihadistsHuman Resources of Non State Armed Groups$
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Vera Mironova

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190939755

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190939755.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists

Vera Mironova

Oxford University Press

As of the first part of 2018, the Syrian civil war is the bloodiest ongoing conflict in the world, and the many attempts to bring the struggle to an end have been ineffective at best and counterproductive at worst. One central reason this war has been so protracted is the number of armed factions involved. As the American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, commented in 2013, “Syria is not about choosing between two sides, but rather about choosing one among many sides.”...

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