Ideologies and Conflict in the Post-Cold War

International Journal of Conflict Management, Vol. 20 No. 1, 2009

23 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2013

Date Written: January 1, 2008

Abstract

In the post-Cold War, and even in the early twenty-first century, armed guerrillas persisted in linking their armed struggle to ideological platforms, though in more flexible versions. Nationalism, fundamentalism and socialism are functional to their tactics and strategies, and have tangible effects at strategic and tactical levels. ree sample cases have been revised exhaustively, but that methodology impedes the examination of a wider spectrum of post-Cold War insurgent organizations, which may balance the results here presented. However, the high relevance of the ideological component in contemporary armed conflicts, as shown in the Afghan, Congolese and Colombian cases, demonstrates the need for further academic works on this topic.

Keywords: ideologies, conflict, nationalism, war, Congo, Afghanistan, Colombia

Suggested Citation

Ugarriza, Juan, Ideologies and Conflict in the Post-Cold War (January 1, 2008). International Journal of Conflict Management, Vol. 20 No. 1, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2343413

Juan Ugarriza (Contact Author)

Universidad del Rosario ( email )

Calle 12 No. 6-25
Bogota, DC
Colombia

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