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Strategisch geplante Migrationswanderungen als Kriegswaffe – Harvard

Strategisch geplante Migrationswanderungen als Kriegswaffe – Harvard

Strategic Engineered Migration as a Weapon of War – Harvard – Center International Affairs

ABSTRACT

In recent years, it has been widely argued that a new and different armament — i.e., the refugee as weapon — has entered the world’s arsenals. But just how new and different is this weapon? Can it only be used in wartime? And just how cdusuccessful has been its exploitation? Using a combination of statistical data and case study analysis, this article tackles these questions and provides a detailed examination of the instrumental manipulation of population movements as political and military weapons of war.

In addition to ‚mapping the terrain‘ of the issue by providing a comprehensive typology of the most common means by — and desired ends for — which displaced persons have been used as political and military weapons since the end of the Cold War, the author also provides a portrait of the identities of the kinds of actors most likely to engage in this kind of exploitation.

She also proposes an explanation for what motivates them to resort — and apparently increasingly so — to the use of this unconventional policy tool, despite the reputational and potential retributive costs of doing so.  …..

Quelle: Strategic Engineered Migration as a Weapon of War – Harvard – Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Journal Article, Civil Wars, volume 10, issue 1, pages 6-21   March 2008
Author: Kelly M. Greenhill, Research Fellow, International Security Program
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security; Intrastate Conflict Program

  1. 29/03/2016 um 09:36

    Hat dies auf Faktensucher rebloggt.

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