This paper presents an econometric analysis of insurgency activity in Afghanistan using province-level panel data from 2007 through 2010, using Coalition Deaths as a proxy for insurgency activity. Due to the limited years of the data, multiple specifications are used to test the robustness of the results. Analyzing several factors of social development and military feasibility, this paper finds that the most significant correlates of insurgency activity are a shared border with Pakistan, opium production, and school enrollment. These findings support current counterinsurgency doctrine and are consistent with Afghanistan's history.
|School Location:||United States -- District of Columbia|
|Source:||MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||International Relations, South Asian Studies, Military studies|
|Keywords:||Afghanistan, Counterinsurgency, Development, Econometrics, Isaf, Opium|
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