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The most useful forms of outside support for an insurgent movement include safe havens, financial support, political backing, and direct military assistance. Because states are able to provide all of these types of assistance, their support has had a profound impact on the effectiveness of many rebel movements since the end of the Cold War. However, state support is no longer the only, or indeed necessarily the most important, game in town. This book assesses post-Cold War trends in external support for insurgent movements and describes the frequency with which states, diasporas, refugees, and other non-state actors back guerrilla movements.
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Daniel L. Byman is a professor at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service in the Security Studies Program and Department of Government.
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