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.

External Links of the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal

External Links of the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal

External links of the maoist insurgency in Nepal
Bishnu RajUpreti


The main focus of the chapter is to analyze the external links of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), CPN (M), during the period of active ‘people's war’ in Nepal (13 February 1996 to 21 November 2006). The main reason for choosing to examine the external links of the Maoists as the subject of the chapter is to show that even in the case of Nepal, which seems more ‘domestically’ oriented compared to all other insurgencies covered in this volume, some degree of internationalization of the movement's activity does take place. The case of Nepal is thus quite different from most other cases discussed in this book and only ...

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