1st Edition

Networks, Terrorism and Global Insurgency

Edited By

Robert J. Bunker

ISBN 9780415385947
Published January 12, 2006 by Routledge
240 Pages

USD $64.95

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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?  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

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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).