The Peruvian Conflict: Policy and Implementation of Changing Counterinsurgency Strategy

By: Michelle Strayer '14

Advising Faculty: William M. Rose

This thesis analyzes changes in the planning and implementation in counterinsurgency (COIN) policy during the final stage of the Peruvian internal conflict. The research addresses a gap in existing literature, working to understand the nature of policy changes made during the last decade of the conflict and assess the extent of their implementation. The author uses current theories of COIN, organizational learning, civil-military relations, and grand strategy to analyze the dynamics of these policy changes and understand their implications for future conflict.

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Related Fields: Government, International Relations