Belgin San-Akca
Assistant Professor
Department of International Relations
Koç University, Istanbul

This project is an attempt to operationalize external state support for internal armed groups fighting one or more states to achieve some territorial and/or political objectives. It has been funded by a Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant (Proposal Ref. No. FP7-268486 and Grant ID No. REA.P3(2010)D/3202 for the period between February 2011 and February 2015. The main objectives include:

1) Collect data on active and passive support provided by states to internal armed groups fighting states for some form of territorial and/or political concessions
2) Disseminate data in Europe, North America and abroad in general through attending conferences, seminars and invited talks
3) Reach and collaborate colleagues in Europe
4) Publish a book including an overall analysis of external support provided to non-state armed groups and some case studies highlighting major trends in external support for armed groups