Journal abstract The wars in Syria and Iraq attracted about 45,000 individuals from outside the arenas. Most joined the Islamic State, but interestingly, other prominent armed groups showed less interest[…]
Publisher’s description This book investigates the origins of civil wars which emerge from failed attempts at democratization. The main aim of this volume is to develop a theoretical explanation of[…]
Journal abstract This article investigates the use of terror in Colombia’s civil war by examining the behavior of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army[…]
Journal abstract This article posits that the remnants of archaic sociocultural norms, particularly the honour-imposed custom of retaliation, play a crucial role in the process of insurgent engagement in Russia’s[…]
The Impact of Jihadist Foreign Fighters on Indigenous Secular-Nationalist Causes: Contrasting Chechnya and Syria
Journal abstract Jihadist foreign fighters have become common in civil conflicts in Muslim countries. While research exists on the impact they have upon returning home, less attention has been given[…]
Publisher’s description Intrastate conflicts, such as civil wars and ethnic confrontations, are the predominant form of organized violence in the world today. But internal strife can destabilize entire regions, drawing[…]
This book explores the relationship between religion, tribe and state in Afghanistan.