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By Peter G. Thompson

In this age of uneven struggle, battles are fought an increasing number of opposed to armed teams of competitors comparable to terrorists, insurgents, or transnational legal firms. this article is the 1st to categorize armed teams and study their features in a scientific strategy to supply a radical assessment of all kinds of armed teams and the function they play in today’s protection environment.

Drawing on foreign case reports and histories, the paintings analyzes the pursuits, ideas, and inner composition of armed teams and the environments that foster them. It demonstrates that armed teams frequently behave in an “hybrid” model, be it the felony activities terrorists teams take to fund their ambitions or the position terrorist activities play in felony businesses. As such dividing traces blur, governments have to work out how, the place, and while those armed teams are working in zones of clash or peace, in addition to their motivations, constructions, and supreme targets.

This thorough and groundbreaking examine will supply scholars with a strategic view of who armed teams are, tips on how to research them, and what geopolitical and geostrategic elements impression their origins and operations.

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