How Armed Groups Retain Power

How Armed Groups Retain Power

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 159 , Segment 4

Episode: House Speaker Drama, Freezing Pollution, Body Noise, JFK

  • Oct 14, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 27:49 mins

Guest: Benedetta Berti, International Policy Analyst and Fellow and Lecturer at Tel Aviv University and the Institute of National Security  The nature of war has changed in the last fifty years?and not just the weapons being used. The battle lines themselves are radically different. It used to be that one country would declare war on another – one government’s military would battle another’s. But think about the current conflicts in the Middle East. They’re driven by armed groups not affiliated with a formally-recognized “state;” think of ISIS  and Hezbollah. To win a war against insurgents, militias and terrorists requires different strategies, and a better understanding of who these groups are. In particular, international policy analyst Benedetta Berti says it’s important to understand what these groups do when they’re not fighting.

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