The “War of the Flea”

  • Spyridon Plakoudas


This chapter provides the conceptual basis for the analysis of both the course and outcome of the PKK’s separatist insurgency since 2004. Accordingly, this chapter examines the major themes in strategy for the insurgents and counter-insurgents (e.g. enemy-centric vs population-centric approach) and analyses the possible outcomes of such irregular wars (a peace treaty, a military victory or a stalemate) in a critical and comprehensive way.


Insurgency Counter-insurgency Military victory Peace accord Stalemate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Spyridon Plakoudas
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  1. 1.American University in the EmiratesDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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