Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

United They Fall: Why the International Community Should Not Promote Military Integration after Civil War

| Winter 2015/16

Summary

Many international peacebuilders have suggested that integrating opposing combatants into a national military after civil war helps prevent conflict from recurring. Analysis of eleven cases of post–civil war military integration, however, reveals little evidence to support this claim. Underlying political conditions, not military integration, determine whether peace endures.

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For Academic Citation: Ronald R. Krebs and Roy Licklider. United They Fall: Why the International Community Should Not Promote Military Integration after Civil War.” Quarterly Journal: International Security, vol. 40. no. 3. (Winter 2015/16):
93–138
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