Global Insurgency

Increasingly, the most dangerous elements in modern conflicts are not armies but violent, impassioned non-state actors - terrorists, guerillas, and the like - willing to do anything for their cause. Counter-security and homeland security experts discuss the World's global fight against various insurgencies and the conditions that make insurgencies possible.

Festival: 2009

Watch and Listen: World

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