Yelena Biberman’s Gambling with Violence: State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India
Why do states gamble with their own security by outsourcing violence to local nonstate actors? Tamanna Salikuddin, Rashmi Singh, Samir Puri, and Yelena Biberman examine the relationships states forge with nonstate actors and their role in war in essays on Yelena Biberman’s book Gambling with Violence: State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India.
A Race to the Bottom: Strong States and the Delusion of Proxy Warfare
Outsourcing Violence in South Asia: More a Low-Risk Certitude Than A Gamble for the State
The Proxies That Countries Keep
Author’s Response: Reconsidering How We Think about Proxies
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