This is a new study by Christoph Steinert, Janina Steinert and Sabine Carey that shows that conflicts in which pro-government militias participate in the counterinsurgency campaign are more likely to break out again after they have been terminated; published open access in the Journal of Peace Research.
Anita Gohdes and Sabine Carey have written an article about their latest study on the link between the killings of journalists and human rights violations more generally in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 4 June 2017.
The paper “Governments, Informal Links to Militias, and Accountability” by Sabine Carey, Michael Colaresi and Neil Mitchell has been published in a special issue on militia groups in the Journal of Conflict Resolution. You can access the article here. An ungated version of the paper is available here.
Read more about the Pro-Government Militia Project.