Skip to main content

Middle Eastern Terrorism and Netwar

Buy Article:

$55.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Middle Eastern terrorist groups such as Hamas, the bin Laden organization, and Egypt's Islamic Group have been most active in recent years. These differ markedly from the "classical" terrorist groups formed in the 1960s, not only in their ideology, but also in their organizational structures. The newer groups tend to be structured in more decentralized organizational designs, often resembling loose networks. Networked structures are made feasible and effective by the information revolution, and have important implications for predicting and countering terrorist acts. This paper argues that terrorist groups will engage in information-age conflict or netwar, using information technology as an enabling factor. In some cases, therefore, terrorists groups will have an interest in keeping the "Net" up, not down.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/105761099265757

Publication date: 1999-07-01

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more