Intelligence in a modern insurgency: the case of the Maoist insurgency in Nepal

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Abstract

Outside some well-known movements like Al Qaeda, there is little understanding of how insurgent movements in the Global South gather, process and manage intelligence. This paper is based on fieldwork in Nepal with former members of the Maoist Army. The Maoists fought a secretive insurgency war for ten years, signing a peace agreement in 2006. Fieldwork involved former combatants, intelligence officers and Maoist cadres and analyses the intelligence methodology of the Maoist insurgency, placing this in to the context of Nepal Government operations. The Maoists benefited from poor opponents but they did establish an effective system of intelligence into operations.

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Paul Jackson (2019) Intelligence in a modern insurgency: the case of the Maoist insurgency in Nepal, Intelligence and National Security, DOI: 10.1080/02684527.2019.1589677

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1013
Number of pages15
JournalIntelligence and National Security
Volume34
Issue number7
Early online date25 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2019