|A comparative study of counterinsurgency in Malaya and Algeria and its impact on contemporary doctrine
|Jordy Kleykens, Auteur ; Kris Quanten, Directeur de thèse
|Type de document :
|Brussels [Belgique] : Royal Military Academy, 2019
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|SSMW 154 ; Master's dissertations ; counterinsurgency ; Guerrilla warfare ; Counterinsurgency--Malaysia--Malaya ; Counterinsurgency--Vietnam ; Malaya--History--Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960 ; Insurgency--Algeria ; Counterinsurgency--Case studies
Almost every army in the world is being confronted with counterinsurgency-operations; for example, the Americans in Afghanistan, the French in the Sahel region and the Saudi’s in Yemen. Counterinsurgency is a very complex type of conflict, often misunderstood and badly fought. Most armies are ill equipped for this kind of warfare and do not have adequate doctrine to deal with insurgencies. This thesis will compare two famous counterinsurgency cases; the Malayan emergency and the Algerian War. Afterwards, this thesis evaluates the similarities between the lessons learned in both cases and contemporary counterinsurgency doctrine.
The first chapter is a theoretical basis on insurgency and counterinsurgency. In this chapter, all major insurgency and counterinsurgency concepts are explained. Furthermore, global trends of previous COIN-theories are highlighted. The second chapter deals with the Malayan emergency. In this chapter, the Malayan emergency will be discussed from a historical point of view. Additionally, the COIN policies used in the Malayan emergency will be evaluated. The third chapter studies the Algerian war. In this chapter the Algerian war will be discussed from a historical point of view. Furthermore, as with the Malayan emergency, the COIN policies used in the Algerian War will be assessed. In the fourth chapter, both case studies will be compared. In the final chapter, the influence of both historic cases on contemporary COIN doctrine will be discussed. Contemporary COIN doctrine will be evaluated on the basis of the lessons learned in Algeria and Malaya.
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|355.021 8 KLE C
|Royal Military Academy
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