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.
Chapter 4: Jihad or Joi Bangla: Bangladesh in Peril
Jihad or Joi Bangla: Bangladesh in Peril
Bangladesh's emergence as an independent nation in 1971 was one of the most significant events in the post-colonial world. The break-up of Pakistan exposed the weaknesses, the ‘artificiality’ of the nation-state that was created after the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947 as ‘the homeland for Indian Muslims’. Many post-colonial states, with diverse peoples within their boundaries imposed by the colonial rulers, have faced the kind of crisis that broke up Pakistan. But most of these states survived, Pakistan did not. The strong surge of Bengali linguistic nationalism since the 1952 language movement made Bangladesh a reality, although its people paid a huge price for liberation. Nearly 3 million Bengalis, of ...