How Insurgency Begins: Rebel Group Formation in Uganda and Beyond

Spring 2021 Africa Matters Seminar

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My book examines the initial stages of rebel group formation. Among other puzzles, it seeks to understand why only some nascent rebel groups become viable challengers to central governments, while many fail early on. It involved extensive interviews with former rebels, counterinsurgents, villagers and others throughout Uganda, including border regions with DRC, Kenya, and South Sudan. The project...