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Maoist Insurgencies: The Forever War

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

Nearly 35 years after Mao Zedong's death and 20 years after the end of the Cold War, deep-rooted Maoist insurgencies persist throughout Asia as well as in Latin America. In Nepal, a brutal people's war has given way to a false peace, where violence has become a political tool. In India, Naxalite guerillas have managed to sustain a bloody insurgency by exploiting the failures of the state. And in Peru, the Shining Path has survived predictions of its demise through an intense focus on discipline and organization.

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