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What Rebels Want: Resources and Supply Networks in Wartime

Jennifer M. Hazen


How easy is it for rebel groups to purchase weapons and ammunition in the middle of a war? How quickly can commodities such as diamonds and cocoa be converted into cash to buy war supplies? And why does answering these questions matter for understanding civil wars? This book challenges the commonly held view that rebel groups can get what they want, when they want it, and when they most need it. The book's assessments of resource availability in the wars in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d'Ivoire lead to a better understanding of rebel group capacity and options for war and war termination. R ... More

Keywords: rebel groups, weapons purchase, ammunition purchase, war supplies, civil wars, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451669
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451669.001.0001


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Jennifer M. Hazen, author

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