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1st Edition

Networks, Terrorism and Global Insurgency

Edited By

Robert J. Bunker

ISBN 9780415348195
Published July 12, 2005 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

This new book brings together leading terrorism scholars and defence professionals to discuss the impact of networks on conflict and war.

Post-modern terrorism and  topics of global insurgency are also comprehensively covered. The text is divided into four sections to cover the key areas: introductory/overview, theory, terrorism and global insurgency, Al Qaeda focus, and networks. Eminent contributors include John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt, Brian Jenkins, Stephen Sloan, Graham Turbiville, and Max Manwaring.

This book was previously published as a special issue of the leading journal Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement.

Table of Contents

Preface: Responding to the threat Foreword: Future Trends in Low Intensity Conflict Introduction and Overview: Why response networks? Chapter 1. New Modes of Conflict Revisited Chapter 2. Netwar Revisited Part 2: Terrorism and Global Insurgency Chapter 3. IRA Evolutionary Patterns Chapter 4. Maritime Terrorism and Piracy Chapter 5. Chechens Chapter 6. Iranian sponsored terrorism/US counterinsurgency Chapter 7. Terrorism, Crime and Private Armies Chapter 8. Illegitimate Non-State Actors in International Law Part 3: Al Qaeda Network Focus Chapter 9. Al Qaeda as a Global Insurgency Chapter 10. Applying Order of Battle to Al Qaeda Chapter 11. Applying 'New Rules' to Al Qaeda Operations Part 4: Networks Chapter 12. Operational Analysis of Networks Chapter 13. Networks for Critical Infrastructure Protection Chapter 14. Multilateral Counter-Insurgency Networks Chapter 15. Afterword: The road ahead Selected Bibliography Abstracts About the Contributors

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‘A revealing and sometimes provocative book … provides much food for thought in its synthetic approaches to some of the foremost issues of the day.' -