THE FUTURE FACE OF TERRORISM

Author:

Dr. S. K. Awasthi

Publisher:

MD PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD

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Publisher

MD PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD

Publication Year 2009
ISBN-13

9788175332058

ISBN-10 8175332050
Binding

Hard Cover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 363 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22x14x3
Weight (grms) 616

That trend augurs a new age in terrorism-one in which weapons of mass destruction reach the hands of individuals seeking to murder countless numbers of people as an end itself. Terrorism in the information age will consist of conventional terrorism, in which classical weapons (explosives, guns, etc.) will be used to destroy property and kill victims in the physical world; techno terrorism, in which classical weapons will be used to destroy infrastructure; targets and cause a disruption in cyberspace; and cyber terrorism, where new weapons (malicious software, electromagnetic and microwave weapons) will operate to destroy data in cyberspace to cause a disruption in the physical world. Through the use of new technology, terrorist groups may have fewer members, yet still have global reach, the increasing power of computers may lower the threshold of state sponsorship to a point where poor states can become sponsors and rich states are no longer necessary for terrorist groups to carry out complex attacks.

Dr. S. K. Awasthi

Dr. S.K. Awasthi is a scholar and political thinker having vast knowledge of the subject and contemporary issues related to his field of interest. He did his MA and PhD in Political Science from Allahabad University and having an opportunity to get Post-Doctoral Degree in the same discipline from Singapore. He taught political science in the prestigious Indian University and at present he is serving as an Emeritus Professor. He has attended several seminars and presented papers.
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