CIA Guide to Analysis of Insurgency, and Other Resources
A Central Intelligence Agency publication on the analysis of insurgencies that has often been cited but not widely circulated was recently released by CIA under the Freedom of Information Act.
“This pamphlet contains key definitions and analytic guides applicable to any insurgency…. Among other things, this guide is designed to assist in conducting a net assessment of the overall status or progress of a specific conflict,” the document (pdf) states. The CIA “Guide to the Analysis of Insurgency” is undated, but may have been written in the 1980s.
Update: See also this 2012 revision of the “Guide to the Analysis of Insurgency.”
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