Russia S Homegrown Insurgency

📒Russia S Homegrown Insurgency ✍ Strategic Studies Institute

✏Book Title : Russia s Homegrown Insurgency
✏Author : Strategic Studies Institute
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2012-10
✏Pages : 166
✏ISBN : 1782665056
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Russia s Homegrown Insurgency Book Summary : The three papers offered in this monograph provide a detailed analysis of the insurgency and counterinsurgency campaigns being conducted by Islamist rebels against Russia in the North Caucasus. This conflict is Russia's primary security threat, but it has barely registered on Western minds and is hardly reported in the West as well. To overcome this neglect, these three papers go into great detail concerning the nature of the Islamist challenge, the Russian response, and the implications of this conflict. This monograph, in keeping with SSI's objectives, provides a basis for dialogue among U.S., European, and Russian experts concerning insurgency and counterinsurgency, which will certainly prove useful to all of these nations, since they will continue to be challenged by such wars well into the future. It is important for us to learn from the insurgency in the North Caucasus, because the issues raised by this conflict will not easily go away, even for the United States as it leaves Afghanistan.

✏Book Title : Russia s Homegrown Insurgency
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2012
✏Pages : 157
✏ISBN : IND:30000145975128
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Russia s Homegrown Insurgency Book Summary : The three papers offered in this monograph provide a detailed analysis of the insurgency and counterinsurgency campaigns being conducted by Islamist rebels against Russia in the North Caucasus. This conflict is Russia's primary security threat, but it has barely registered on Western minds and is hardly reported in the West as well. To overcome this neglect, these three papers go into great detail concerning the nature of the Islamist challenge, the Russian response, and the implications of this conflict. This monograph, in keeping with SSI's objectives, provides a basis for dialogue among U.S., European, and Russian experts concerning insurgency and counterinsurgency, which will certainly prove useful to all of these nations, since they will continue to be challenged by such wars well into the future. It is important for us to learn from the insurgency in the North Caucasus, because the issues raised by this conflict will not easily go away, even for the United States as it leaves Afghanistan.

✏Book Title : The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy
✏Author : Scott Nicholas Romaniuk
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2017-07-26
✏Pages : 1098
✏ISBN : 9781137557698
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy Book Summary : The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy examines a comprehensive range of counterterrorism policies, strategies, and practices across dozens of states and actors around the world. It covers the topics of terrorism and counterterrorism both thematically and by region, allowing for discussions about the underpinning dynamics of these fields, consideration of how terrorism and counterterrorism are evolving in the modern period, and in-depth analyses of individual states and non-state actors, and their approaches to countering terrorism and terrorist threats. It draws upon a multidisciplinary range of established scholars and upcoming new researchers from across multiple fields including political science and international relations, sociology, and history, examining both theory and practice in their respective chapters. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and practitioners alike.

✏Book Title : Publications Combined Russia s Regular And Special Forces In The Regional And Global War On Terror
✏Author :
✏Publisher : Jeffrey Frank Jones
✏Release Date :
✏Pages : 2427
✏ISBN :
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Publications Combined Russia s Regular And Special Forces In The Regional And Global War On Terror Book Summary : Over 2,400 total pages ... Russian outrage following the September 2004 hostage disaster at North Ossetia’s Beslan Middle School No.1 was reflected in many ways throughout the country. The 52-hour debacle resulted in the death of some 344 civilians, including more than 170 children, in addition to unprecedented losses of elite Russian security forces and the dispatch of most Chechen/allied hostage-takers themselves. It quickly became clear, as well, that Russian authorities had been less than candid about the number of hostages held and the extent to which they were prepared to deal with the situation. Amid grief, calls for retaliation, and demands for reform, one of the more telling reactions in terms of hardening public perspectives appeared in a national poll taken several days after the event. Some 54% of citizens polled specifically judged the Russian security forces and the police to be corrupt and thus complicit in the failure to deal adequately with terrorism, while 44% thought that no lessons for the future would be learned from the tragedy. This pessimism was the consequence not just of the Beslan terrorism, but the accumulation of years of often spectacular failures by Russian special operations forces (SOF, in the apt US military acronym). A series of Russian SOF counterterrorism mishaps, misjudgments, and failures in the 1990s and continuing to the present have made the Kremlin’s special operations establishment in 2005 appear much like Russia’s old Mir space station—wired together, unpredictable, and subject to sudden, startling failures. But Russia continued to maintain and expand a large, variegated special operations establishment which had borne the brunt of combat actions in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and other trouble spots, and was expected to serve as the nation’s principal shield against terrorism in all its forms. Known since Soviet days for tough personnel, personal bravery, demanding training, and a certain rough or brutal competence that not infrequently violated international human rights norms, it was supposed that Russian special operations forces—steeped in their world of “threats to the state” and associated with once-dreaded military and national intelligence services—could make valuable contributions to countering terrorism. The now widely perceived link between “corrupt” special forces on the one hand, and counterterrorism failures on the other, reflected the further erosion of Russia’s national security infrastructure in the eyes of both Russian citizens and international observers. There have been other, more ambiguous, but equally unsettling dimensions of Russian SOF activity as well, that have strong internal and external political aspects. These constitute the continuing assertions from Russian media, the judicial system, and other Federal agencies and officials that past and current members of the SOF establishment have organized to pursue interests other than those publicly declared by the state or allowed under law. This includes especially the alleged intent to punish by assassination those individuals and groups that they believe have betrayed Russia. The murky nature of these alleged activities has formed a backdrop to other problems in the special units.

✏Book Title : Transnational Organized Crime and Jihadist Terrorism
✏Author : Michael Fredholm
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2017-09-14
✏Pages : 238
✏ISBN : 9781351709491
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Transnational Organized Crime and Jihadist Terrorism Book Summary : This book describes and analyzes the convergence of transnational organized crime and jihadist terrorism that has taken place within Russian-speaking social networks in Western Europe. Studies have shown that while under certain circumstances links between criminal organizations and terrorist groups appear, these are usually opportunistic and temporary in nature. Only rarely do they develop into something deeper and transformative, a convergence between crime and terrorism. This book reveals that Russian-speaking transnational organized crime and jihadist terrorism pose a serious threat to security and constitute a major challenge for law enforcement. Through their links with transnational organized crime, Russian-speaking jihadist networks from the Caucasus and Central Asia have easier access to weaponry, commercial explosives, and forged IDs than many other jihadist networks. Being in effect an integral component of transnational organized crime, the Russian-speaking jihadists can be assessed as potentially more capable than many other jihadists. The book assesses the effects of terrorism and organized crime on Russian-speaking diasporas in Western Europe and examines the implications for counterterrorism as well as policing on how to counteract the illegal activities of these networks. Drawing on Swedish court cases the work shows that an additional, and sometimes more effective way, to fight terrorism is by focusing on the non-terrorist types of crime perpetrated by terrorists. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism and counter-terrorism, political violence, criminology, security studies and IR in general.

✏Book Title : Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies
✏Author : Beatrice Heuser
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2017-01-05
✏Pages : 396
✏ISBN : 9781107135048
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies Book Summary : A study of the evolving 'national styles' of conducting insurgencies and counter-insurgency, as influenced by transnational trends, ideas and practices.

📒Terrorism ✍ Robert A. Friedlander

✏Book Title : Terrorism
✏Author : Robert A. Friedlander
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1979
✏Pages : 624
✏ISBN : 0379008734
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Terrorism Book Summary :

✏Book Title : History in Dispute The Red scare after 1945
✏Author : Benjamin Frankel
✏Publisher : St James Press
✏Release Date : 2004-11-24
✏Pages : 464
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105120002782
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏History in Dispute The Red scare after 1945 Book Summary : What caused the fall of the Roman empire? What did the second amendment to the U.S. constitution mean to the founding fathers? What was the role of black troops in the American Civil War? History in Dispute addresses these heavily debated questions by offering your students different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. The intent of this biennial series is to provide students with an enhanced understanding of events only summarized in history texts, help stimulate critical thinking and provide ideas for papers and assignments.Each volume in the History in Dispute series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Each volume contains roughly 50 entries, chosen by an advisory board of historians and academics. Entries begin with a brief overview summarizing the controversy. This introduction is followed by two or more signed, point-counterpoint essays of 1,500 to 2,000 words each. Features include excerpts from primary source documents to illuminate the viewpoints presented with each entry; photographs and drawings of individuals, sites, objects or documents pertinent to the event or topic; and a chronological list of events. Volumes include a cumulative subject index.Look for coverage of: World War IICivil and human rightsThe Cold WarThe DepressionThe Vietnam WarThe Civil WarWorld colonizationThe rise and fall of nationsBiblical timesThe Soviet UnionNative AmericaAnd more

✏Book Title : The Asymmetric Power of Terrorism
✏Author : Josef Schröfl
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 172
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105122977817
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Asymmetric Power of Terrorism Book Summary : The asymmetric power of terrorism / Josef Schrofl and Samuel R. Schubert, 2005.

✏Book Title : The Middle East Abstracts and Index
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UOM:39015073541818
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Middle East Abstracts and Index Book Summary :