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Syria and the Perils of Proxy Warfare. / Hughes, Geraint.

In: Small Wars and Insurgencies, Vol. 25, No. 3, 07.2014, p. 522-538.

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Hughes, G 2014, 'Syria and the Perils of Proxy Warfare', Small Wars and Insurgencies, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 522-538. https://doi.org/10.1080/09592318.2014.913542

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Hughes, G. (2014). Syria and the Perils of Proxy Warfare. Small Wars and Insurgencies, 25(3), 522-538. https://doi.org/10.1080/09592318.2014.913542

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Hughes G. Syria and the Perils of Proxy Warfare. Small Wars and Insurgencies. 2014 Jul;25(3):522-538. https://doi.org/10.1080/09592318.2014.913542

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Hughes, Geraint. / Syria and the Perils of Proxy Warfare. In: Small Wars and Insurgencies. 2014 ; Vol. 25, No. 3. pp. 522-538.

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