By Rumu Sarkar Ph.D.

ISBN-10: 0313382328

ISBN-13: 9780313382321

ISBN-10: 0313382336

ISBN-13: 9780313382338

In A apprehensive Symmetry: the hot Soldier within the Age of uneven clash Professor Rumu Sarkar deploys a brand new set of analytical suggestions to border the phenomenon of worldwide terrorism in a manner that's either illuminating and fruitful in its sensible functions for NATO, UN, and AU forces. With leading edge conceptual instruments constructed in her essay, "Une Sym?trie de l. a. Peur," which was once the Prix Fondation Saint-Cyr 2007 essay award winner, Sarkar makes use of the dialectic technique to build in A anxious Symmetry a brand new serious paradigm to unravel the underlying tensions resulting in worldwide terrorism. imperative to this paradigm is Sarkar's transformational version of the recent Soldier: a warrior who makes use of compassion, empathy, and cultural figuring out as strategic guns of struggle on the way to definitively finish the anxious Symmetry. those highbrow abilities and emotional services has to be inculcated within the New Soldier, no longer as ethical imperatives, yet as key operational resources for battling international jihadism and resolving the conflicts and tensions that lead to international clash. A worried Symmetry exams its paradigm opposed to case stories of the dialectics of terrorism in failed states (e.g., Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone) and non-failed states (including Pakistan, Indonesia, and the Philippines), the stalemates blockading state-centered options of zero-sum counterclaims, as in Palestine, Western Sahara, and Kashmir, and the promise of latest types of multilateral, multinational, multicultural, and multilingual activity strength cooperation exemplified through the experimental partnership among NATO and AU Standby Forces.

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Rather than resisting Israeli occupation and military tactics by force, Hamas is initiating a ‘‘culture of resistance’’ that ultimately may lead it to a tactical victory in the end. Radical Islamic-Based Separatist Movements Other examples of Islamic-based separatist movements may be cited here, but rather than belaboring the point, it may be useful to consider whether there is a historical relationship (however tenuous) between post-colonial movements that established new nation-states and the previously cited examples.

Unfortunately, because Palestine is such a complicated and thorny political dilemma, it may not be the best model. 46 A state-centered approach is far more manageable because it is both geographically contained and fits within the generally accepted and familiar constructs of international political relations and diplomatic dialogue. It is certainly far less threatening than the ‘‘asymmetric threats’’ posed by Islamic fundamentalist-based global terrorism. The specifics of how to structure a multi-tiered, multi-actor approach to a disciplined peace process with substantive benchmarks along the way will be discussed at length later in the text.

52 The study points out that with nation-building, 53 peacebuilding, or stabilization operations, the defining term (depending on one’s perspective) has been the predominant paradigm for the use of international force in a post–Cold War era. In fact, since 1989, the frequency, scale, scope, and duration of these operations has steadily increased. The study concludes that the German and Japanese occupations set a standard for postwar reconstruction that has not been equaled since then. However, the determinants for success do not depend on the level of preexisting Western culture, the relative economic development and prosperity of the country, being surrounded by other Western-styled democracies, or even the cultural homogeneity of the population.

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