To answer this question this study presents a data set of transnational insurgents and a typology of foreign fighters it then offers comparisons across four disparate case studies the texas revolution 1835 36 the spanish civil war 1936 39 the israeli war of independence 1948 49 and the afghanistan war 1978 1992 the data indicates that transnational recruitment occurs when local insurgents attempt to broaden the scope of conflict to increase their resources and maximize their . Foreign fighters transnational identity in civil conflicts david malet oxford university press apr 30 2013 political science 272 pages 0 reviews in conflict zones around the world the phenomenon of foreign insurgents fighting on behalf of local rebel groups is a common occurrence they have been an increasing source of concern because they engage in deadlier attacks than local . Foreign fighters transnational identity in civil conflicts by david malet new york oxford university press 2013 272p 6995 volume 12 issue 4. In malets view modern transnational jihadist fighters are part of a long historical tradition that includes communists like che guevara and william alexander morgan who fought in the cuban revolution zionists like future haircare pioneer vidal sassoon who fought in the 1948 arab israeli war anti fascists like andre malraux and george orwell who fought in the spanish civil war americans like davy crockett who fought in the texas revolution or. In conflict zones around the world the phenomenon of foreign insurgents fighting on behalf of local rebel groups is a common occurrence they have been an increasing source of concern because they engage in deadlier attacks than local fighters do they also violate international laws and norms of citizenship and because of their zeal their adversaries often the most powerful countries in the world are frequently incapable of deterring them foreign fighters have made headlines in
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