Richard Clutterbuck examines the changing nature of conflict since the end of the Cold War. Using the techniques of his previous books, he analyses the connections between terrorism and drug trafficking and the options available to governments in combatting the terrorist threat, including a review of the current high technology available to law enforcement institutions.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction; Chapter 1 Conflict in the post-Communist world; Chapter 2 A New kind of peacekeeping; Part 2 Technological development; Chapter 3 A vulnerable society; Chapter 4 Personal weapons; Chapter 5 Missiles, longer range weapons and bombs; Chapter 6 Detecting explosives, bombs and guns; Chapter 7 Intelligence and the microelectronics revolution; Chapter 8 Physical security; Part 3 Drugs, political violence and crime; Chapter 9 Cocaine; Chapter 10 Heroin and hashish; Chapter 11 The consumers; Part 4 Rural guerrilla warfare; Chapter 12 Rural guerrillas—LatinAmerica; Chapter 13 Rural guerrillas—Asia and Africa; Chapter 14 Development of rural guerrilla warfare; Part 5 Urban terrorism; Chapter 15 Urban terrorist organizations; Chapter 16 Urban terrorist techniques; Chapter 17 Developments in countering terrorism; Chapter 18 Airport and airline security; Part 6 Conclusions; Chapter 19 Stopping people killing each other; Chapter 20 Civil liberties and the rule of law; Sources and bibliography; Index;
`Richard Clutterbuck's recent books on terrorism, drug trafficking and the relevant technological issues are nothing if not wide ranging. Therein lies the secret of his success and the value of his work both to students and the general reader.' - Conflict Bulletin
`... fascinating tour of every aspect of modern conflict ...' - Times Higher
`Dr Clutterbuck has displayed a mastery in his knowledge of recent events and technical developments. His updates on specific conflicts are admirably balanced and perceptive, yet are accomplished with brevity and tight organization ... of value both to the educated general reader and the professional security expert.' - Professor Paul Wilkinson, University of St. Andrews
`Throughout the book the author has supplied excellent signposts making for quick and easy reference on any subject, in addition to an index which works well. The publishers are to be congratulated on supplying a handy and tough little volume which will withstand library wear and tear.' - Peter Janke, RUSI Journal