A History of Counterinsurgency

Editor: Fremont-Barnes, Gregory
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Praeger

Single-User Purchase Price: $131.00
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ISBN: 978-1-44-080424-3
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 3
Book Status: Available
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This title offers a comprehensive history of modern counterinsurgency, covering the key examples of this widespread and enduring form of conflict. It identifies the political, military, social, and economic measures employed in attempting to overcome insurgency, examining the work of the individuals and organizations involved, demonstrating how success and failure dictated change from established policy, and carefully analyzing the results. Readers will gain valuable insight from the detailed assessments of the history of counterinsurgency that demonstrate which strategies have succeeded and which have failed-and why.

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Table of Contents

  • Editor's Note
  • Volume 1
  • 1. Introduction - Gregory Fremont-Barnes
  • 2. “Methods of Barbarism”: British Counterinsurgency in South Africa, 1900–02 - Gregory Fremont-Barnes
  • 3. Glimpsing the Future: The Irish Struggle for Independence, 1916–21 - Simon Robbins
  • 4. Colonial Rebellion and Counterinsurgency in Palestine: British Pacification of the Jewish and Arab Revolts, 1936–48 - Matthew Hughes
  • 5. The Defeat of a Colonial School of Pacification: The French in Indochina, 1945–54 - Simon Robbins
  • 6. The Malayan Emergency: British Counterinsurgency Phases and the Triumph of Geo-demographic Control, 1948–60 - Karl Hack
  • 7. The Mau Mau Revolt in Kenya, 1952–56 - Yannick Veilleux-Lepage and Jan Fedorowicz
  • 8. Breaking the Camel's Back: The Departure from the Philosophy of Cultured Force—The French Counterinsurgency Campaign in Algeria, 1954–62 - Peter McCutcheon
  • About the Editor and Contributors
  • Volume 2
  • 1. Island in Revolt: Britain's War against EOKA during the Cyprus Emergency, 1955–59 - Aaron Edwards
  • 2. Searching for a Solution to a Conundrum: Indian Counterinsurgency since 1956 - Simon Robbins
  • 3. Model Campaigns of Futility: The Portuguese in Africa, 1961–74 - Simon Robbins
  • 4. The Model Counterinsurgency: Dhofar, 1962–75 - James Worrall
  • 5. “Confrontation”: Countering Indonesian Insurgency, 1963–66 - Paul Rosentall
  • 6. The British in South Arabia, 1963–67: A Tale of Two Insurgencies - Aaron Edwards
  • 7. The Vietnam War: The Spectrum of Conflict, 1954–75 - Daniel Marston
  • 8. “One-Sided COIN”: A Politico-Military Study of the Rhodesian Bush War, 1966–80 - Edmund Yorke
  • 9. Northern Ireland's “Troubles,” 1969–98: Principles versus Practice in Counterinsurgency? - Aaron Edwards
  • 10. Battling the Mujahideen: Soviet Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, 1979–89 - Gregory Fremont-Barnes
  • 11. Counterinsurgency in Turkey: Confronting Kurdish Separatism and the PKK since 1984 - Roger Chapman
  • 12. Russian Counterinsurgency in Chechnya, 1994–96 - Peter J. Rainow
  • 13. Culture and Complexity: Counterinsurgency in Iraq, 2003–11 - William A. Taylor
  • 14. Afghanistan: The Graveyard of Counterinsurgency? - Duncan Anderson
  • 15. The Future of Counterinsurgency?: The Crisis of Classical Theories - Paul Dixon
  • Guide to Further Reading
  • About the Editor and Contributors