doi:10.3849/1802-7199

CHRISTIAN ARMED GROUPS

A Forgotten Actor of the Middle Eastern Conflicts

Marek ČEJKA

The text will focus on several Middle East conflict areas where Christian activities and violence have been present in the modern history of the region. In the light of Phil Williams’s violent non-state actor (VNSA) typology, it will explain the concept of Middle Eastern Christian violence – from the aggressive-dominant violence seeking to maintain political status quo, through nationalist-liberation movements, to purely defensive violence.

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank prof. Miroslav Mareš for his expert advice.

Keywords

VNSA, Christian Violence; Christian Militancy; Middle East; Lebanese Civil War; Syrian War after 2011; Violence in Iraq after 2003.


Title in English:

CHRISTIAN ARMED GROUPS
A Forgotten Actor of the Middle Eastern Conflicts

Title in Czech:

KŘESŤANSKÉ OZBROJENÉ SKUPINY
Zapomenutý aktér blízkovýchodních konfliktů

Type:

Article

Author(s):

Marek ČEJKA

Language:

English

Abstract:

English/Czech

Journal:

Obrana a strategie

Publisher:

University of Defence in Brno

ISSN:

ISSN 1214-6463 (print) and ISSN 1802-7199 (online)

DOI:

10.3849/1802-7199.20.2020.02.065-082

Issue:

Volume 20, Number 2 (December 2020)

Pages:

065-082

Received:

11.07.2020

Accepted:

16.10.2020

Published online:

16.12.2020

Created 16.12.2020 20:08:48 | read 658x | Frank

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