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? Part 1. Theory 1. New Modes of Conflict Revisited 2. Netwar Revisited Part 2. Terrorism and Global Insurgency 3. IRA Evolutionary Patterns 4. Maritime Terrorism and Piracy 5. Chechens 6. Iranian sponsored terrorism/US counterinsurgency 7. Terrorism, Crime and Private Armies 8. Illegitimate Non-State Actors in International Law Part 3. Al Qaeda Network Focus 9. Al Qaeda as a Global Insurgency 10. Applying Order of Battle to Al Qaeda 11. Applying 'New Rules' to Al Qaeda Operations Part 4. Networks 12. Operational Analysis of Networks 13. Networks for Critical Infrastructure Protection 14. Multilateral Counter-Insurgency Networks 15. Afterword: The road ahead Selected Bibliography Abstracts About the Contributors
Robert J. Bunker is a counter-terrorism and less-than-lethal weapons consultant to the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center-West, a program of the National Institute of Justice.
Dr. Bunker has written over one-hundred works and essays for policy, military, and law enforcement publications including Parameters, Terrorism and Political Violence, Special Warfare, and The Tactical Edge. He is the editor and author of a series of booklets for law enforcement use, and has spoken throughout the U.S. and overseas. His most recent work is the edited collection of essays Non-State Threats and Future Wars (Frank Cass).