Oeindrila Dube, New York University
Suresh Naidu, Columbia Unviersity
in The Journal of Politics. Vol. 17, No. 1, 249- 267.
Bases, Bullets, and Ballots: The Effect of US Military Aid on Political Conflict in Colombia
Does foreign military assistance strengthen or further weaken fragile states facing internal conflict? Aid may strengthen the state by bolstering its repressive capacity vis-à-vis armed nonstate actors or weaken it if resources are diverted to these very groups. We examine how US military aid affects political violence in Colombia. . .