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Terrorism in Asymmetric Conflict

Ideological and Structural Aspects

Ekaterina A. Stepanova

SIPRI Research Reports

To engage in terrorist activity, a militant group needs the determination and capability which are provided by its extremist ideology and organizational model. This book explains why terrorist groups are in many ways better tailored, ideologically and organizationally, to asymmetrical confrontation with the conventionally more powerful 'enemy'--the state and the international system. It puts forward an original typology of terrorism based on the overall level of a militant group's goals and the extent to which its terrorist activities are linked to a broader armed conflict.

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