Armed Groups: The 21st Century Threat by Peter G. Thompson

By Peter G. Thompson

In this age of uneven conflict, battles are fought an increasing number of opposed to armed teams of competitors comparable to terrorists, insurgents, or transnational felony agencies. this article is the 1st to categorize armed teams and learn their features in a scientific option to offer a radical assessment of every kind of armed teams and the function they play in today’s safety environment.

Drawing on foreign case experiences and histories, the paintings analyzes the targets, concepts, and inner composition of armed teams and the environments that foster them. It demonstrates that armed teams frequently behave in an “hybrid” type, be it the felony activities terrorists teams take to fund their objectives or the position terrorist activities play in felony organisations. As such dividing strains blur, governments have to work out how, the place, and while those armed teams are working in zones of clash or peace, in addition to their motivations, buildings, and supreme goals.

This thorough and groundbreaking research will supply scholars with a strategic view of who armed teams are, the best way to learn them, and what geopolitical and geostrategic elements effect their origins and operations.

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