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Culture, Conflict, and Counterinsurgency

Thomas H. Johnson and Barry Zellen


The examination of wars and conflicts of the twenty-first century immediately draws one to their culture and sectarian dimensions. The contributors to this volume reflect on the following fundamental questions; where and how is culture important in a national security and foreign policy context? Is cultural understanding important, or is it merely a fad? What constitutes cultural data? What frameworks should be used to analyze culture? What are the challenges of cultural data collection and application? Part I (encompassing chapters’ one through three) examines the theory to methodology of cul ... More

Keywords: Culture and conflict, counterinsurgency, cultural intelligence (CULINT), ethnographic intelligence (ETHINT), ethnographic collection, open-source intelligence (OSINT), communications intelligence (COMINT), Pastuhn, shura, pashtunwal

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804785952
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804785952.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas H. Johnson, editor

Barry Zellen, editor

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