Insurgency and its mutable nature in the 21 century

Taneski, Nenad (2012) Insurgency and its mutable nature in the 21 century. Security Dialogues – International Peer Reviewed, 2 (3). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1857-8055


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Insurgency as a form of conflict continuously remains as one of the biggest challenges for the conventional armed forces. At the present moment, the United States of America are being involved into the longest period of their military history by performing numerous peace-keeping operations in Iraq, while facing both chronic and seemingly endless rebellion in Afghanistan. There are several active conflicts with an indication of an insurgent revolt. The research of the insurgencies, as well as their detailed analysis and successful termination has a vital meaning for the war strategists and politicians, respectively. The American National Strategy for home security and safety flags Al Qaeda as the biggest immediate and severe threat. Despite the lack of consensual agreement upon the question which aims to define the concept of the terrorism, the conventional theories claim Al Qaeda to be a classic trans-national terroristic organization. Yet, the latest analysis of the war strategists and analytics point out to the fact that there is a great possibility for this movement to achieve global revolutionarily rebellious goals. Throughout a thoroughly conducted methodological analysis of Al Qaeda’s actions within this paper, we will determine whether the difference between the insurgency and the terrorism is merely theoretical and whether it differs in the same manner as the combat of these threats conducted by the state officials.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Al Qaeda, conflict, counter-insurgency, insurgency, terrorism.
Subjects: Humanities > Philosophy, ethics and religion
Social Sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Military Academy
Depositing User: Nenad Taneski
Date Deposited: 03 May 2019 08:21
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 08:21

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