Meeting # 8:
Meeting with Belgin San Akca.
A Turkish scholar who specializes domestic and international factors that trigger external state support for rebel groups. We discussed an article of hers that draws from an original data set of 455 groups, their target states, and their supporter.
As well she gave feed back on our own projects and we discussed several questions:
- The importance of building large n data bases.
- The role of external support for ending conflict.
- As well new theories of network analysis and agent based modeling.
The meeting was attended by:
Jony Essa, Noam Brenner, Neal Tsur, Chagai Weiss.