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Diversionary Theories of Conflict: The Promises and Challenges of an Opportunities Approach

"Diversionary conflict, by its nature, has both domestic and international elements. On the domestic side of the equation, there are two considerations or factors. One is the domestic problems themselves, which can be economic, political, or some combination, that may motivate leaders to choose diversionary force. ..." – By Charity Butcher

Children in Violent Movements: From Child Soldiers to Terrorist Groups

"Ultimately, the question of why terrorist groups recruit children to their ranks remains relevant, and this article discusses whether they are substituted for adult fighters as the pool of willing adult recruits dwindles or dies in battle, or whether groups seek child operatives for strategic reasons. ..." – By Mia Bloom and Kristian Kastner Warpinski


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