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.
Preface: Responding to the threat Foreword: Future Trends in Low Intensity Conflict Introduction and Overview: Why response networks? Part 1. Theory 1. New Modes of Conflict Revisited2. Netwar Revisited Part 2. Terrorism and Global Insurgency 3. IRA Evolutionary Patterns 4. Maritime Terrorism and Piracy5. Chechens6. Iranian sponsored terrorism/US counterinsurgency 7. Terrorism, Crime and Private Armies 8. Illegitimate Non-State Actors in International LawPart 3. Al Qaeda Network Focus9. Al Qaeda as a Global Insurgency 10. Applying Order of Battle to Al Qaeda11. Applying 'New Rules' to Al Qaeda OperationsPart 4. Networks 12. Operational Analysis of Networks13. Networks for Critical Infrastructure Protection14. Multilateral Counter-Insurgency Networks 15. Afterword: The road ahead Selected Bibliography Abstracts About the Contributors