This volume offers a comprehensive overview of international political violence by bringing together foreign policy experts on several regions who examine conflicts in the Fertile Crescent, the Balkans, the Post-Soviet Region, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. With cogent assessments of civil conflicts that threaten to be part of a 'global jihad', each chapter both dissects the historical roots and socio-ecomic causes that catalyze terrorism in those areas, as well as posits ways for the United States to meet the myriad of foreign policy challenges posed by the growing threat of contemporary international terrorism.
Jeffrey Stevenson Murer is an Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College where he teaches European Politics and Modern Political Theory. Derek S. Reveron is an Associate Professor at the Naval War College, where he specializes in democratization, strategy, and intelligence. His books include: Promoting Democracy in the Post-Soviet Region and America's Viceroys: the Military and U.S. Foreign Policy.