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SWJ Book Review – Insurgent Terrorism: Intergroup Relationships and the Killing of Civilians

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 9:39pm
Review of Victor Asal, Brian J. Phillips and R. Karl Rethemeyer, "Insurgent Terrorism: Intergroup Relationships and the Killing of Civilians" by SWJ–El Centro Associate Daniel Weisz.  Using data from the "Big, Allied, and Dangerous II" database, the book seeks to explain why insurgent groups sometimes kill civilians.

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SWJ El Centro Book Review – Los servicios de inteligencia en México, ayer y hoy

Sat, 02/05/2022 - 4:34pm
Review of "Los servicios de inteligencia en México, ayer y hoy [The Mexican Intelligence Services, Yesterday and Today]" in English. This review examines the history and development of the Mexican intelligence services to provide a baseline for understanding contemporary intelligence challenges in Mexico.

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SWJ Book Review – Planning to Fail: The US Wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 6:19pm
Book Review of James H. Lebovic,"Planning to Fail: The US Wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. This text looks at the US wars in Vietnam (1965–1973), Iraq (2003–2011), and Afghanistan (2001-present [2021]) reviewing the conditions from withdrawal. In all three case, the decision-makers accepted terms of departure that their predecessors would have rejected at the start of tase respective conflicts.

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