Synopses & Reviews
The work examines the rise of the movements against globalization, modernization, and Western dominance that followed the collapse of the bipolar world and the end of the Cold War and that culminated with today's global jihadist movements. It describes how the U.S. had to adapt to this new, asymmetrical world of conflict with its strategic, doctrinal and theoretical responses to the threats of terrorism and insurgency that defined the Global War on Terror (GWOT).
Unique in the breadth of its scope, the book connects movements from the Zapatista uprising to Al Qaeda's global jihad within a broader historical framework, connecting pre and post-9/11 conflicts under the unifying theme of a struggle against the forces of modernization. Featuring the works of key theorists such as John Arquilla, Thomas P.M. Barnett, Arthur K. Cebrowski, Jim Gant, Samuel P. Huntington, Robert D. Kaplan, David J. Kilcullen, William H. McRaven, and David Ronfeldt, this book bridges the fields of counterinsurgency, homeland security, counterterrorism, cyberwarfare, and technology of war, and will be a must-read for academics, policymakers and strategists.
This book examines the post Cold War security environment and how the U.S. has learned to wage war in this complex assymetrical world of conflict.
About the Author
Barry Scott Zellen is a member of the board of the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States and a senior fellow of the Institute of the North, USA. He is the author of numerous books in strategic and security studies, and is founder and chief editor of the Next Innovator group of e-journals on strategy and innovation in the defense, security and information technology sectors.
Table of Contents
Foreword by David A. Anderson, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
1. Global Disorder: The Post-Cold War Era: The Bipolar Collapse and the Rise of Global Entropy
2. Asymmetrical Conflict and the Information