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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.

Circle of Design: ‘Proxy Wars’ in North East India
Circle of design: ‘Proxy wars’ in North East India
JaideepSaikia
Introduction

The proximity or vulnerability to alienation is an important aspect that determines the geo-strategy of a region. The vulnerability to alienation, in this context, entails proximity to ‘outer lands’, which although not overtly hostile, possess a measure of, or potential for, sustained outward subversion. Indeed, if this theory is to count as being even minimally correct, then the fact that the northeast of India1 explicitly qualifies as a region of strategic importance, and as a result the security considerations of the region, threatened by way of the strategic encirclement,2 cannot be glossed over. This is despite the fact that the region is sometimes considered to be inconsequential to ...

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