08 Sep 2000

Shunning the Frumious Bandersnatch: Current Literature on Information Warfare and Deterence

Attempts to link information warfare and deterrence were inevitable. Emerging at the end of the Cold War, the concept of information warfare seemed to offer new relevancy for old doctrines, policies, or ideas. Many leaders and analysts, searching for new foreign policy priorities and grand strategies, have linked information

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08 Sep 2000

Restricting Information Warfare: Current Literature on Arms Control and Information Warfare

As the tools and techniques of information warfare continue to develop, policy will also progress to take the new capabilities and applications into account. Although the general subject of information warfare is not thoroughly understood—in part because modern information technology is still new and changing rapidly—many theorists and policy makers

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08 Feb 2000

Terrorism and Newly Independent States

Scanning the Spring 2000 news from Russia’s North Caucasus region might suggest that terrorism and insurgency there are on the run: Chechen resistance leader Shamil Basayev lost a leg to a mine while fleeing a Russian assault; Chechen ‘president’ Aslan Maskhadov and Chechen Mujahedin leader Ibn al-Khattab are at large;

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12 Feb 1999

Militias and Millenarians: a preliminary typology

“The Cold War is dead, long live the New World Disorder!” Whilst not exactly the official battle-cry for rogue-states or non-state actors, the sentiment behind this version of events is one that has become more and more a prevalent view amongst security analysts and threat assessors as they look at

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