Counterinsurgency in Turkey: Confronting Kurdish separatism and the PKK
A contributors is sought for a chapter of c. 5,000 words on Turkey’s long-standing counterinsurgency effort against the PKK as part of a two-volume history of counterinsurgency to be published by Praeger Security International in 2014, covering all the major and many of the lesser-known yet key examples of this widespread and enduring form of conflict. The work will seek to fill the gap left by historians and academics whose work on counterinsurgency is almost entirely confined to specific conflicts or aspects thereof, without examining the subject over a longer period and across a wider geographical expanse. The work will cover counterinsurgencies from the first modern anti-guerrilla operations in South Africa in the early 20th century to the ongoing operations in Afghanistan today, thus covering the span of modern counterinsurgencies from Europe and Asia to Africa and South America.
Each chapter will cover the political, military, social and economic measures employed in attempting to overcome the insurgency concerned, examining the work of politicians, the military, the police, and the vast array of civilians responsible for everything from counter-terrorism to infrastructure building, demonstrating how success and failure dictated change. The work will seek to draw out lessons from the history of counterinsurgency, identifying which strategies have succeeded and which have failed – and why.
For further information please contact:
Dr Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Department of War Studies
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
United Kingdom Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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