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Small Arms: Children and Terrorism

Mia Bloom


Using child operatives provides terrorist organizations with the element of surprise. Small Arms assesses the growing phenomenon of children’s involvement in terrorist organizations. The book analyses the different mechanisms for children’s mobilization, contrasts children in terrorist movements with child and discusses the impact that this tactic has on the militarized children. The book explores in details ISIS Cubs of the Caliphate and shows how children are both victims and victimizers.

Keywords: Terrorism, Child soldiers, ISIS, Violent Extremism, Violent mobilization, Forced recruitment, De-radicalization and Reintegration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453885
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453885.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mia Bloom, author