State control

What the Illicit Activities of Militias Can Tell Us About the True Nature of States

17 Aug, 2022
Nicholas Pope

Relationships between states and militias – also understood as paramilitaries, self-defence groups, vigilantes, and other, more localised terms – can be difficult for analysts to make sense of. This is partially because there is huge variation across space and time in the form of the relationships. But it is also…

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Human Trafficking in a Post-Accord Colombia: A Persistent Trend of Targeted NNA Forced Recruitment

6 Oct, 2021
Carl Vosloh

On November 26, 2016, the signing of the Peace Accord (hereinafter referred to as the Accord) between the Government of Colombia (GoC) and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was perceived by some citizens as the start of a new phase in the country’s violent history. Others felt it…

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