Wars from Within brings together an international and multidisciplinary group of academics and practitioner-researchers specializing in the study of insurgent movements in order to provide a deeper understanding of the violent manifestations of insurgencies in different parts of the world. In doing so, the book adopts both a functional and regional approach. Firstly, thematic chapters discuss the typology of insurgencies (ethnopolitical, religious and ideological), past and potential responses to them, as well as the impact of advance communication technology on insurgent activity. The book then presents a series of case studies assessing the successes and failures of managing contemporary insurgencies. These are drawn from European, Asian and Middle Eastern insurgencies, as well as the global al-Qaeda network that typifies the post-9/11 challenge posed by internationally operating terrorist organizations. The case studies highlight factors and conditions that trigger, escalate, de-escalate and ultimately end insurgent campaigns. The book concludes with an assessment of how the international community at large has responded and should respond to insurgencies in the future.
The Challenge of Contemporary Insurgencies (Rohan Gunaratna and Albrecht Schnabel); Classification of Insurgencies: Ethnic Terrorism and Insurgencies (Dennis A Pluchinsky); Religious Insurgencies (Angus Muir); Ideological Insurgencies (N T Anders Strindberg); The Internet - A Force Multiplier for Modern Insurgencies (E Kweilen Kimmelman); Insurgencies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East: Experiences, Lessons and Recommendations: Insurgencies in the Balkans: Albanian Liberation Armies (Agon Demjaha and Lulzim Peci); India - The Defeat of Religious Extremist Terror in Punjab (K P S Gill and Ajai Sahni); Conflict to Co-option? Experiences of Dealing with the Insurgencies in India's Northeast (Ajay Darshan Behera); The Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka (D R Kaarthikeyan); Democratization versus Violence - Terrorist and Insurgent Challenges to Indonesia (Tom Farrell); Hezbollah (Shaul Shay); Al-Qaeda al-Jihad - A Global Insurgency in the Early 21st Century (Rohan Gunaratna); Conclusion: Meeting the Challenge of Contemporary Insurgencies (Albrecht Schnabel and Rohan Gunaratna);