Post Tagged with: "insurgency"

Back to the Future? Martial Law and the Peace Processes in the Philippines

Back to the Future? Martial Law and the Peace Processes in the Philippines

Military rule and restrictive measures towards civilians will spark more discontent and violence in Mindanao, meaning that peace is unlikely to happen anytime soon.

“Son of Lies”: History, Baghdadi and the Legacy of ISIS

“Son of Lies”: History, Baghdadi and the Legacy of ISIS

Whilst the ISIS effect will not disappear overnight, the power to doubt the divine sanction of a failing movement is significant.

Review – Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa

Review – Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa

A valuable title that dissects and analyzes the complex phenomenon that is African terrorism and explains how certain state responses have been counter-productive.

Image by U.S. Army (Jeremy D. Crisp)

Kunduz – Beyond the Battleground

The latest military operations by the Taliban in the North of Afghanistan make obvious that the group seems not to be weakened at all, but even stronger than before.

Neither Desperate Nor Stronger: The Adaptation of Al Shabaab

Neither Desperate Nor Stronger: The Adaptation of Al Shabaab

Despite international pressure, Al Shabaab has done a good job of avoiding defeat and adapting to new challenges throughout East Africa.

Review – Transforming Violent Political Movements

Review – Transforming Violent Political Movements

Grisham’s insightful and relevant work provides a useful theoretical model to predict and understand the transformation and evolution of violent rebel movements.

New Media and Latin American Violent Movements

New Media and Latin American Violent Movements

Social media have enabled Latin American violent movements to share their stories, whether this be the nobility of their causes or the extravagance of their lifestyles.

Review – Counterinsurgency

Review – Counterinsurgency

This expansive compilation of David Kilcullen’s major works on insurgency and counterinsurgency is vital to understanding military tactics in both pre- and post-9/11 epochs.

Review – Treading on Hallowed Ground

Review – Treading on Hallowed Ground

Inspired by the much-commented on resurgence of religion in IR, the contributors of this volume see something unusual about counterinsurgency operations when hallowed ground is involved.

Review – Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus

Review – Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus

Schaefer delves into the breadth and depth of the Chechen-Russian conflict using his military expertise to offer a detailed examination of the conflict.

What if the Hybrid Warfare/Threat Concept Was Simply Meant to Make Us Think?

What if the Hybrid Warfare/Threat Concept Was Simply Meant to Make Us Think?

Hybrid warfare is yielding much academic discourse. Yet as the concept currently stands, it is too unbounded conceptually to drive foreign policy or effective military practice.

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