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Editors: Timothy Howe and Lee L. Brice
In Brill's Companion to Insurgency and Terrorism in the Ancient Mediterranean, Tim Howe and Lee Brice challenge the view that these forms of conflict are specifically modern phenomena by offering an historical perspective that exposes readers to the ways insurgency movements and terror tactics were common elements of conflict in antiquity. Assembling original research on insurgency and terrorism in various regions including, the Ancient Near East, Greece, Central Asia, Persia, Egypt, Judea, and the Roman Empire, they provide a deep historical context for understanding these terms, demonstrate the usefulness of insurgency and terrorism as concepts for analysing ancient Mediterranean behavior, and point the way toward future research.
Author: Kunal Mukherjee

Insurgent groups from both regions, Kashmir and the Indian Northeast, do not seem to have a sense of one-ness with the rest of India or India proper. Also, in both regions, external forces have been strongly involved since independence e.g. Pakistan in Kashmir and China and Myanmar in the Indian

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

The Taliban insurgency is often characterized as a highly fragmented and divided movement—a “franchise” encompassing disparate groups and factions holding diverse motivations and aims and lacking a genuinely unified leadership or coherent organizational structure. Writing in 2007, former

In: Central Asian Affairs
Author: Mujib Abid

Arg—Afghan presidential palace—just as the Taliban continue to resort to it in their insurgency campaign. Northern Alliance, Mujahidin factions that resisted Taliban rule from 1996-2001 and helped in the American invasion of Afghanistan, have since included the Taliban to the group of “oppressors

In: Perspectives on Global Development and Technology

Crimethinc reactivate New Left playfulness, humor, irony, and autonomous artistic expression as opposition tactics. In the decades since 1968, most noticeable is the growth in size and deepening of vision of globally synchronized insurgencies. 2 Global Uprisings after 1968 After 1968, the global

In: Perspectives on Global Development and Technology
A Social History of the Shifta Conflict, c. 1963-1968
In Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Kenya, Hannah Whittaker offers an in-depth analysis of the Somali secessionist war in northern Kenya, 1963-68. Combining archival and oral data, the work captures the complexity of the conflict, which combined a series of local, national and regional confrontations. The conflict was not, Whittaker argues, evidence of the potency of Somali nationalism, but rather an early expression of its failure. The book also deals with the Kenyan government’s response to the conflict as part of the entrenchment of African colonial boundaries at independence. Contrary to current narratives of an increasingly borderless world, Whittaker reminds us of the violence that is produced by state-led attempts to shore up contested borderlands. This work provides vital insights into the history behind the on-going troubled relationship between the Kenyan state and its Somali minority, and between Kenya and Somalia.

In Fall 2009, American President Barack Obama formally endorsed a strategy revision proposed by American General Stanley McChrystal, one designed to combat the revitalized Taliban insurgency and continued weakness in the central government of Afghanistan (Rohde & Sanger 2007 ). This strategy was

In: International Negotiation

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden,  DOI: 10.1163/156805810X517706 EJEAS . () – European Journal of East Asian Studies Abstract of Counter-Insurgency in the Philippines and the Global War on Terror. Examining the Dynamics of the Twenty-first Century Long Wars 1

In: European Journal of East Asian Studies

1 Introduction Why do some insurgent groups target civilians frequently, while others show more restraint? Civilian targeting has been the subject of a great deal of public, legal, and policy-related interest regarding organizational behavior in civil war. The majority of theories in this

In: Comparative Sociology

. Whether the crushing of the LTTE militarily by the state brings to an end the phenomena of suicide bombers or whether it will re-emerge in other forms if underlying grievances are not resolved remains to be seen. Keywords suicide bombers, Sri Lanka, sacrifice, altruistic suicide, ethnic conflict, insurgency

In: Asian Journal of Social Science