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Era of Persistent Conflict Studies

Added August 27, 2015
Type: Monograph
Terrorist and Insurgent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Use, Potentials, and Military Implications. Authored by Dr. Robert J. Bunker.
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U.S. Army organizations and its sister services are effected by nonstate threat unmanned aerial vehicle (or drone) use, as well as domestic policing and federal law enforcement bodies tasked with counterterrorism and homeland security missions. This technology can and will be used against U.S. troops deployed overseas and against civilians back home.
Added July 29, 2015
Type: Monograph
Reassessing the Barriers to Islamic Radicalization in Kazakhstan. Authored by Zhulduz Baizakova, Mr. Roger N. McDermott.
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This critical study examines the numerous barriers which serve to mitigate the spread of religious extremism and the formation of a local support base for Islamic terrorism in Kazakhstan. These factors, including historical, linguistic, cultural, religious, and social development, are considered in order to understand fully the driving factors in the evolution of Kazakhstan’s counterterrorist policy and the state’s ongoing efforts to restrict the growth of Islamic radicalization.
Added May 04, 2015
Type: Monograph
The Gulf Moment: Arab Relations Since 2011. Authored by Dr. Florence Gaub.
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The Arab Spring has changed the region not only at the domestic level, it has set in motion a profound transition from how these regional states once related to each other to that of a new intra-regional dynamic. In diplomatic terms, it has entered a Gulf Moment, where regional decisions are now taken by the Gulf states themselves.
Added February 10, 2015
Type: Monograph
Assessing Egyptian Public Support for Security Crackdowns in the Sinai. Authored by Gregory Aftandilian.
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This monograph explores the terrorist groups emanating from the Sinai Peninsula and assesses the level of Egyptian public support for the government's security crackdown on them. It offers recommendations for U.S. policymakers to help Egypt deal with this terrorist threat, not only militarily but in the social and economic spheres.