Posted by: hobbesonafob | April 24, 2009

A modest projection…

Warmaking, statemaking, protecting clients, and extracting resources are the primary characteristics of states and coercive non-state actors (CNAs). John Robb outlines why CNAs have been getting better at these aforementioned characteristics:

http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2009/04/pakistan-and-open-source-warfare.html

His recent analysis of the insurgency(ies) in Pakistan touches on his Global Guerrilla theory. His book, Brave New War outlines his theory in its entirety (or at least what he had outlined in 2007):

http://www.amazon.ca/Brave-New-War-Terrorism-Globalization/dp/0471780790/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240579696&sr=8-1

Robb does an excellent job at isolating some of the dynamics that are currently at play. These dynamics, I believe, will continue to shape political theory and security studies for many years to come.

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