David Ucko argues that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, authoritarian regimes often attempt to "win hearts and minds" to defeat insurgencies -- with mixed success.
David H. Ucko is an associate professor at the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University. He is the author of "Counterinsurgency in Crisis" (Columbia University Press, 2013) and "The New Counterinsurgency Era" (Georgetown University Press, 2009). His most recent article is “‘The People are Revolting’: An Anatomy of Authoritarian Counterinsurgency” in the Journal of Strategic Studies. Follow him on Twitter: @daviducko.
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