Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization provides a systematic analysis of the concepts of internationalization of terrorism. It looks into the stages and processes through which terrorism has developed in various parts of the world and binds together the facts to present a comprehensive picture of the distinguishing features that characterize the internationalization of terrorism—from local to global. Through 11 well-researched chapters, leading experts on terrorism from across five continents express their views and analyze the main patterns, stages, and levels of internationalization of different types of terrorism in a broad cross-regional perspective.
The book challenges a number of conventional patterns of analysis and underlines the importance of visualizing terrorism as an act driven by political motivation, notwithstanding the fact that it is manifested through ideological or religious sentiments. It also analyzes the various tactics used by different terrorist organizations in different regions and distinguishes terrorists from other non-state actors. It dwells on the dangerous implications of the internationalization of terrorism and emphasizes the need to develop a research methodology which can help understand the current conceptualization of the phenomenon and bring forward analytical solutions.
This will be an important sourcebook for the military, the police, law enforcement agencies, and government training institutes. In addition, it will also benefit political analysts and professionals such as counter-insurgency and anti-terrorism experts.
Part One: External Links of Homegrown Terrorist Organizations
- Chapter 1: The IRA and ETA: The International Connections of Ethno-Nationalist Terrorism in Europe
- Chapter 2: Transnational Links and ‘Local Connection’: Latin America and Global Terrorism
- Chapter 3: Transnational Tigers: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's Paw across the Globe
- Chapter 4: Jihad or Joi Bangla: Bangladesh in Peril
- Chapter 5: External Links of the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal
- Chapter 6: Transformation of Kashmir's Insurgency: Azaadi to Global Salafi
Part Two: Internationalization of Terrorism: Regional and Global Theatre
- Chapter 7: Circle of Design: ‘Proxy Wars’ in North East India
- Chapter 8: Internationalization of Terrorism and its Limits in the Middle East
- Chapter 9: Regionalization of Terrorism: Jemaah Islamiyah in South East Asia
- Chapter 10: Al-Qaeda Inspired Transnational Terrorism: Ideology and Organizational Forms
- Chapter 11: Transnational Terrorism: Unlimited Means?