Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: Guerrillas and their Opponents since 1750 (Warfare and History)

Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies explores how unconventional conflict strategies have adverse earlier and current governments worldwide, from eighteenth-century guerrilla battle to the city terrorism of this present day. Insurgency continues to be probably the most generic varieties of clash and provides a very important problem to the overseas group, governments and the military.
In addition to analyzing the strategies of guerrilla leaders corresponding to Lawrence, Mao, Guevara and Marighela, Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies additionally analyses the counter-insurgency theories of Gallieni, Callwell, Thompson and Kitson. It explores such conflicts as:
* the yank battle of Independence
* Napoleon's crusade in Spain
* the wars of decolonisation
* the superpowers in Vietnam and Afghanistan
* conflicts in Northern eire, Sierra Leone and Colombia.

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Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

By Charles Townshend

Is one person's terrorist another's freedom fighter? Is terrorism crime or struggle? Can there be a 'War on Terror'?

For many, the terrorist assaults of September 2001 replaced the face of the area, pushing terrorism to the pinnacle of many political agendas, and resulting in a sequence of worldwide occasions together with the conflict in Iraq and the invasion of Afghanistan. Charting a transparent course throughout the efforts to appreciate and clarify sleek terrorism, Charles Townshend unravels a chain of complicated questions, together with 'Are terrorists criminals?', 'How some distance does media exposure maintain terrorism?', and 'What should be performed approximately it?'

Fully up-to-date for 2011, this Very brief Introduction examines the ancient, ideological, and native roots of terrorist violence. Townshend explores terrorism on the subject of progressive strength, nationalism, and non secular extremism, contemplating the successes of particular terrorist and anti-terrorist campaigns within the far-off previous, and lately. offering a dialogue surrounding the on-going debates concerning the erosion of civil liberties according to elevated terrorist actions, Townshend addresses the query we're all dealing with: how does terrorism end?

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Nuclear Iran: The Birth of an Atomic State

By David Patrikarakos

The Iranian nuclear hindrance has ruled international politics because the starting of the century, with Iran now dealing with expanding diplomatic isolation, speak of army moves opposed to its nuclear amenities and a disastrous center East battle. there's little genuine knowing of Iran's nuclear application, specifically its historical past, that's now over fifty years previous. This groundbreaking e-book, extraordinary in its scope, argues that the heritage of Iran's nuclear application and the trendy heritage of the rustic itself are irretrievably associated; purely by way of realizing one could we comprehend the opposite. From the program's beginnings lower than the Shah of Iran, the publication information the US's relevant position within the beginning of nuclear Iran and, during the courting among the program's founder and the Shah of Iran himself, the function that guns have performed within the software because the starting. David Patrikarakos's precise entry to *the father* of Iran's nuclear software, in addition to to key medical team of workers lower than the early Islamic Republic and to senior Iranian and Western officers on the middle of latest negotiations, sheds new gentle at the uranium enrichment software that lies on the middle of world matters.

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Shoot the Women First

By Eileen MacDonald

A glance on the lives and motivations of lady terrorists makes use of details garnered from interviews with a number of girls excited about terrorist acts to debate their anger, worry, and regret. 15,000 first printing. journey.

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Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military

By Husain Haqqani

Among U.S. allies within the warfare opposed to terrorism, Pakistan can't be simply characterised as both pal or foe. Nuclear-armed Pakistan is a vital middle of radical Islamic principles and teams. considering the fact that 9-11, the selective cooperation of president basic Pervez Musharraf in sharing intelligence with the U.S. and apprehending al Qaeda contributors has ended in the belief that Pakistan could be able to surrender its longstanding ties with radical Islam. yet Pakistan's prestige as an Islamic ideological country is heavily associated with the Pakistani elite's worldview and the praetorian objectives of its army. This booklet analyzes the origins of the relationships among Islamist teams and Pakistan's army, and explores the nation's quest for id and protection. Tracing how the army has sought U.S. aid by means of making itself precious for issues of the moment—while carrying on with to bolster the mosque-military alliance inside Pakistan—Haqqani deals another view of political advancements because the country's independence in 1947.

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The Mind of Jihad

By Laurent Murawiec

This ebook examines modern jihad as a cult of violence and gear. All jihadi teams, no matter if Shiite or Sunni, Arab or no longer, are characterised through an analogous bloodlust. Murawiec characterizes this trust constitution as just like that of Europe's medieval millenarians and apocalyptics, arguing that either jihadis and their eu cousins shared in a Gnostic ideology: a God-given undertaking endowed the opt for with supernatural powers and put them above the typical legislation of mankind. even if the ideology of jihad is largely Islamic, Murawiec strains the political applied sciences utilized by glossy jihad to the Bolsheviks. Their doctrines of terror as a process of rule have been appropriated by way of radical Islam via a number of traces of verbal exchange. This ebook brings heritage, anthropology, and theology to endure to appreciate the brain of jihad that has declared struggle at the West and the area.

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Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America

By Yossef Bodansky

Who's Osama bin Laden—the in basic terms terrorist chief ever to have declared a holy battle opposed to the United States? What drives him and people he ends up in hate a West that helped increase and arm them? Bin Laden's identify has been associated with a couple of incidents that experience rate americans their lives, together with the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 and the destruction of the yankee embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. Now, he's associated with the hot catastrophic attacks at the global alternate middle and the Pentagon.
Here is a finished account of the increase of bin weighted down. In meticulous aspect, world-renowned terrorism specialist Yossef Bodansky uncovers the occasions in bin Laden's lifestyles that grew to become the once-promising engineering scholar right into a cold-blooded chief of radical Islam. within the method, Bodansky unearths a chilling tale that's as present as today's headlines yet as old because the Crusades—a tale that transcends bin weighted down and the other unmarried guy. This e-book is a sobering warning call.

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By Philippe Sollers

Kate, journaliste politique française ; Cyd, Anglaise vivant à manhattan ; plants, anarchiste espagnole ; Bernadette, dirigeante féministe ; Ysia, Chinoise attachée d'ambassade ; Louise, une claveciniste ; Deborah, los angeles femme du narrateur... Telles sont les femmes. Le narrateur, un journaliste américain, nous dit tout sur elles, mais sa réflexion embrasse l'évolution du monde, ces dix dernières années : pouvoir féminin, érotisme, crise, terrorisme, idées et passions des intellectuels. Rien de plus actuel que ce vaste roman.

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Little Brother

By Cory Doctorow

Big brother is gazing you - who's staring at again? Ich empfehle »Little Brother« mehr als jedes andere Buch, das ich dieses Jahr gelesen habe.
Ich glaube, es kann Leben verändern. Denn einige Jugendliche, vielleicht nur einige wenige, werden nicht mehr dieselben sein, nachdem sie das Buch gelesen haben. Vielleicht verändern sie sich politisch, vielleicht technologisch. Vielleicht wird es einfach nur das erste Buch sein, das sie lieben. Vielleicht wollen sie darüber diskutieren und sind nicht damit einverstanden. Ich weiß es nicht. Das Buch macht, dass ich sofort wieder dreizehn sein möchte um es zum ersten Mal zu lesen. Und dann würde ich rausgehen und die Welt besser oder anders oder seltsamer machen. Es ist ein wunderbares, ein wichtiges Buch.
Neil Gaiman
San Francisco in der nahen Zukunft, in der Freiheit plötzlich nichts als ein Sicherheitsrisiko ist. Eine Gamer-Guerilla aus 17-jährigen stemmt sich gegen den Überwachungsstaat und schlägt ihn mit seinen eigenen Waffen.
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The Spectacular Few: Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat (Alternative Criminology)

By Mark S. Hamm

The Madrid teach bombers, shoe-bomber Richard Reid, al-Qaeda in Iraq, and the 11th of September attacks—all have been led by way of males radicalized at the back of bars. through their very nature, prisons are meant to urge transformative reviews between inmates, yet today’s prisons are hotbeds for private transformation towards terrorist ideals and activities a result of more and more chaotic nature of criminal lifestyles because of mass incarceration. In The astonishing Few, Mark Hamm demonstrates how prisoners use legal crafty, collective resistance and nihilism to incite terrorism opposed to Western ambitions. A former legal protect himself, Hamm is aware the realities of day by day legal lifestyles and is aware how prisoners socialize, specifically the inner-workings and gear of legal gangs—be they the Aryan Brotherhood or radical Islam. He indicates that whereas Islam is especially a favorable effect in legal, definite forces in the felony Muslim circulation are aligned with the efforts of al-Qaeda and its affiliates to motivate convicts within the usa and Europe to behavior terrorist assaults on their lonesome.  
Drawing from a variety of sources—including ancient case reviews of prisoner radicalization attaining from Gandhi and Hitler to Malcolm X, Bobby Sands and the detainees of Guantanamo; a database of situations linking prisoner radicalization with evolving terrorist threats starting from police shootouts to suicide bombings; interviews with intelligence officials, prisoners affiliated with terrorist teams and people disciplined for undertaking radicalizing campaigns in prison—The remarkable Few imagines the feel of prisoners’ lives: their felony pondering kinds, the social networks that prompted them, and private “turning issues” that set them at the pathway to violent extremism. Hamm presents a extensive figuring out of ways prisoners should be radicalized, arguing that during order to appreciate the modern panorama of terrorism, we needs to come to phrases with how prisoners are taken care of in the back of bars.

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