Chaos, International Terrorism and Beyond: A Strategic Prognosis

Raufer, Xavier (2008) Chaos, International Terrorism and Beyond: A Strategic Prognosis. Elcano Newsletter (50). 8 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

During the historical interval from 1989 to 2001, the nature of the enemy has changed. Previously, the enemy was known, stable and familiar. Today the enemy is evasive, strange and incomprehensible –but just as dangerous, if not more so–. During the historical interval from 1989 to 2001, the nature of the enemy has changed. Previously, the enemy was known, stable and familiar. Today the enemy is evasive, strange and incomprehensible –but just as dangerous, if not more so–. During the Cold War, all strategic threats were heavy, stable, slow, identifiable and almost familiar (the Warsaw Pact). Even the terrorist threat was stable and explicable (Abu Nidal). Now, on the contrary, terror offers but a fleeting glimpse of a brutal, irrational face, as with the Aum cult or the bin Laden networks. In our chaotic world, which real threats are we facing today? What has terrorism become?

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Terrorismo Internacional
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > INTERNATIONAL POLITICS.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > TERRORISM.
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICAL THEORY
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2012 00:04
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2012 00:04
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1483

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