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The New Dogs of War: Nonstate Actor Violence in International Politics

Ward Thomas


As this book details, militias and paramilitary groups wield greater power than national governments in many countries, while in some war zones private contractors perform missions previously reserved for uniformed troops. Most ominously, terrorist organizations with global reach have come to define the security landscape for even the most powerful nations. Across the first decades of the twenty-first century, we have witnessed a dramatic rise in the use of military force by these nonstate actors in ways that have impacted the international system, leading to the author of this book to underta ... More

Keywords: militias, paramilitary groups, terrorist organizations, military force, nonstate violence, sovereignty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501758898
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501758898.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ward Thomas, author
College of the Holy Cross