arose in the early years of Hugo Chavez's presidency (1999-2013).
Chairman of the Tackling Paramilitarism
programme Anthony Harbinson said it is "firmly committed" to addressing the issues raised.
"There is one government minister who never tires of repeating that paramilitarism
is a fantasy, that it doesn't exist.
As Jeb Sprague shows in the impeccably researched Paramilitarism
and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti, this is an unfolding story to which we should pay close attention.
One of the most important contributions of Hristov's book is that it discusses paramilitarism
as a complex set of interrelated phenomena, rather than a singular force.
Mr Ahern said that major issues like IRA criminality, paramilitarism
and arms decommissioning were now resolved and should no longer block talks between republicans and unionists.
British and Irish officials, unionists and moderate nationalists insist the IRA will have to break away from criminality and paramilitarism
in the wake of last December's pounds 26.5m Northern Bank robbery and the murder of Belfast father-of-two Robert McCartney.
It opens with a survey of the tangled debate over the nature of fascism, and then offers a concise synthetic definition as 'the pursuit of a transcendent and cleansing nation-statism through paramilitarism
', each of whose key terms is then unpacked, and their relevance stressed to a multi-causal, multi-level approach to writing the history of fascism.
Rather, both envisage a sense that paramilitarism
is coming to an end soon."
In a speech to his party conference in Armagh last Saturday, Mr Trimble said republicans needed to give a sense that paramilitarism
was coming to an end.
At his party's conference in Armagh yesterday, Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble told the IRA he needed ``a sense that paramilitarism
is coming to an end''.