The Future Face Of Terrorism
That trend augurs a new age in terrorism-one in which weapons of mass destruction reach the hands of individuals seeking to murder countless numbers of people as an end itself. Terrorism in the information age will consist of conventional terrorism, in which classical weapons (explosives, guns, etc.) will be used to destroy property and kill victims in the physical world; techno terrorism, in which classical weapons will be used to destroy infrastructure; targets and cause a disruption in cyberspace; and cyber terrorism, where new weapons (malicious software, electromagnetic and microwave weapons) will operate to destroy data in cyberspace to cause a disruption in the physical world. Through the use of new technology, terrorist groups may have fewer members, yet still have global reach, the increasing power of computers may lower the threshold of state sponsorship to a point where poor states can become sponsors and rich states are no longer necessary for terrorist groups to carry out complex attacks.
DR S K AWASTHI
Dr. S.K Awasthi is a scholar and political thinker having vast knowledge of the subject and contemporary issues related to his field of interest. He did his MA and PhD in Political Science from Allahabad University and having an opportunity to get Post- Doctoral Degree in the same discipline from Singapore. He taught political science in the prestigious Indian University and at present he is serving as an Emeritus Professor. He has attended several seminars and presented papers.
Preface v 1. Future Face of Terrorism: An Introduction 1 2. The New Face of Terrorism 15 3. The Changing Face of Terrorism 33 4. The New Terrorism and their Origins 65 5. International Efforts against New Terrorism 91 6. Defeating New Terrorist 127 7. The Effects of War and Terrorism on Children 149 8. Terrorism and the New Security Strategy 177 9. Tomorrow’s Terrorist and their Expertise 225 10. The Truth about Terrorism 249 11. Future of Suicide Terrorism 297 12. Future of Terrorism 321 Bibliography