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  1. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: principal core reading 6 items
    1. Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare - Daniel Marston, Carter Malkasian 2008 (2012 as ebook)

      Book Core

  2. Module introduction 12 items
    1. Countering Global Insurgency - David J. Kilcullen 2005

      Article Additional

    2. Rethinking Counterinsurgency - John Mackinlay, Alison al-Baddawy 2008

      Document Additional

    3. Rethinking Insurgency - S. Metz 2007

      Document Additional

    4. Insurgency and Terrorism: From Revolution to Apocalypse - Bard E. O'Neill 2005

      Book Additional

  3. Unit 1: Before Mao 54 items
    1. Unit 1 core and recommended reading 28 items
      1. Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: Guerrillas and Their Opponents since 1750 - I. F. W. Beckett 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Chapters 1 and 2 for this unit

      2. Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare - Daniel Marston, Carter Malkasian 2008 (2012 as ebook)

        Book Core Chapters 1, 2 and 3 for this unit

      3. Creating Chaos: Lawrence of Arabia and the 1916 Arab Revolt - O'Brien Browne 2010

        Webpage Core Original published in Military History Quarterly

      4. Small Wars Manual - US Marine Corps 1940

        Document Core

      5. Understanding Counterinsurgency: Doctrine, Operations and Challenges - Thomas Rid, Thomas A. Keaney 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Chapter 2, 'France'.

      6. Makers of Modern Strategy: From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age - Peter Paret, Gordon Alexander Craig, Felix Gilbert 1986

        Book Core Chapter 14, 'Bugeaud, Gallieni, Lyautey', by Douglas Porch.

      7. Field Manual FM 3-24 Counterinsurgency - US Army, US Marine Corps 2006

        Document Core Chapter 1.

    2. Additional reading 26 items
      1. General 2 items
        1. Makers of Modern Strategy: From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age - Peter Paret, Gordon Alexander Craig, Felix Gilbert 1986

          Book Additional

      2. On the roots of insurgency 2 items
      3. On the science of guerrilla warfare 4 items
        1. Seven Pillars of Wisdom - T.E. Lawrence 1922

          Book Additional

        2. Lost Islamic History: Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation From the Past - Firas Alkhateeb 2017

          Book Additional

        3. Lawrence of Arabia - Jeremy Wilson 1998

          Book Additional

      4. On the propaganda of the deed 4 items
        1. The Violent Image: Insurgent Propaganda and the New Revolutionaries - Neville Bolt 2012

          Book Additional

        2. Propaganda and Persuasion - Garth Jowett, Victoria O'Donnell 2011

          Book Additional

        3. Politics and Propaganda: Weapons of Mass Seduction - Nicholas J. O'Shaughnessy 2004

          Book Additional

      5. On the roots of counterinsurgency: British and American approaches 9 items
        1. The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power - Max Boot 2014

          Book Additional

        2. The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia - Peter Hopkirk 1990

          Book Additional

        3. Low Intensity Operations: Subversion, Insurgency, Peace-keeping - Frank Kitson 1971

          Book Additional

        4. British Counterinsurgency 1919-1960 - Thomas R. Mockaitis 1990

          Book Additional

        5. Understanding Counterinsurgency: Doctrine, Operations and Challenges - Thomas Rid, Thomas A. Keaney 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book Additional

      6. On other traditions of counterinsurgency 5 items
        1. How to Win in Iraq - Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr. 2005

          Article Additional

        2. A Hero of Our Time - M. Lermontov 1840

          Book Additional

  4. Unit 2: Maoist insurgency 48 items
    1. Unit 2 core and recommended reading 21 items
      1. Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: Guerrillas and Their Opponents Since 1750 - I. F. W. Beckett 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Chapters 4, 5, 6 and parts of 8 for this unit.

      2. Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare - Daniel Marston, Carter Malkasian 2008 (2012 as ebook)

        Book Core Chapters 4, 5 and 6 for this unit.

      3. Low Intensity Operations: Subversion, Insurgency, Peace-keeping - Frank Kitson 1971

        Book Core

      4. The Revolutionary Strategy of Mao Tse-Tung - Edward L. Katzenbach, Jr. and Gene Z. Hanrahan 1955

        Article Core

      5. Field Manual FM 3-24 Counterinsurgency - US Army, US Marine Corps 2006

        Document Core Chapter 1.

      6. Modern Warfare: A French View of Counterinsurgency - Roger Trinquier, Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Library 1964

        Book Core

      7. Low Intensity Operations: Subversion, Insurgency, Peace-keeping - Frank Kitson 1971

        Book Core Chapter 6, 'Handling information'.

      8. Basic Principles of Counterinsurgency - R. Thompson 1972

        Chapter Core Provided as PDF file

      9. Defeating Communist Insurgency: The Lessons of Malaya and Vietnam - Robert Grainger Ker Thompson 2005, c1966

        Book Core

      10. Where Life is Seized - Adam Schatz 2017

        Article Recommended

    2. Additional reading 27 items
      1. On the characteristics of Maoist insurgency 4 items
        1. Insurgency and Terrorism: From Revolution to Apocalypse - Bard E. O'Neill 2005

          Book Additional

        2. Communist Guerilla Warfare - C. A. Dixon, Otto Heilbrunn 1954

          Book Additional

        3. The Guerrilla Reader: A Historical Anthology - Walter Laqueur 1977

          Book Additional

        4. Basic Tactics [1937] - Zedong Mao, Stuart R. Schram (translator), Great Britain 1967

          Book Additional

      2. On counterinsurgency doctrines I 3 items
        1. A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 - Alistair Horne 2006

          Book Additional

      3. On counterinsurgency doctrines I 6 items
        1. The Long Long War: The Emergency in Malaya, 1948-1960 - Richard L. Clutterbuck 1967

          Book Additional

        2. British Counterinsurgency 1919-1960 - Thomas R. Mockaitis 1990

          Book Additional

        3. Malaya: The Communist Insurgent War 1948-60 - Edgar O'Ballance 1966

          Book Additional

      4. On France in Algeria and Vietnam 7 items
        1. Street Without Joy - Bernard B. Fall 1964

          Book Additional

        2. A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 - Alistair Horne 2006

          Book Additional

        3. The Centurions - J. Larteguy 1960

          Book Additional

        4. The Last Valley: Dieb Bien Phu and the French defeat in Vietnam - Martin Windrow 2004

          Book Additional

      5. On Britain in Malaya and the United States in Vietnam (and Lebanon) 7 items
        1. The Long Long War: The Emergency in Malaya, 1948-1960 - Richard L. Clutterbuck 1967

          Book Additional

        2. A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 - Alistair Horne 2006

          Book Additional

        3. British Counterinsurgency 1919-1960 - Thomas R. Mockaitis 1990

          Book Additional

        4. British Counterinsurgency in the Post-imperial Era - Thomas R. Mockaitis 1995

          Book Additional

  5. Unit 3: Transition 46 items
    1. Unit 3 core and recommended reading 21 items
      1. Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare - Daniel Marston, Carter Malkasian 2008 (2012 as ebook)

        Book Core Chapter 8 for this unit

      2. The New Wars - Herfried Münkler 2005

        Book Core

      3. Mini-manual of the Urban Guerrilla - Carlos Marighela 1969

        Document Recommended

      4. Why Terrorism Does Not Work - Max Abrahms 2006

        Article Recommended

      5. The Changing Face of War: Into the Fourth Generation - W. S. Lind, J. F. Schmitt, J. W. Sutton, G. I. Wilson

        Article Core

      6. The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World - Rupert Smith 2005

        Book Recommended

      7. The Tansformation of War - Martin L. Van Creveld 1991

        Book Recommended

    2. Additional reading 25 items
      1. On new locations, new technologies 4 items
        1. The Sling and the Stone - Thomas X. Hammes 2004 (Paperback)

          Book Additional

      2. On the international dimension: terrorism 4 items
        1. Does Terrorism Work? - Brian Jenkins 21/03/2004

          Webpage Additional

        2. The Logic of Violence in Civil War - Stathis N. Kalyvas 2006 (electronic resource)

          Book Additional

        3. One Day in September - Simon Reeve 2000

          Book Additional

      3. On the international dimension: media 5 items
        1. Hunger strike: Margaret Thatcher's battle with the IRA, 1980-81 - Thomas Hennessey 2014

          Book Additional

        2. Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair - Padraig O'Malley 1990

          Book Additional

      4. On third-party counterinsurgency and peacekeeping 5 items
        1. Winning the Nationbuilding War - G.E. Anderson III 2004

          Document Additional

        2. Low Intensity Operations: Subversion, Insurgency, Peace-keeping - Frank Kitson 1971

          Book Additional

      5. On 'new wars' and new terminology 7 items
        1. Counter-insurgency - David Kilcullen 2006

          Article Additional

        2. The New Wars - Herfried Münkler 2005

          Book Additional

        3. Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization - John Robb 2007

          Book Additional

  6. Unit 4: COIN revival 125 items
    1. Unit 4 core and recommended reading 14 items
      1. The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency: Strategic Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes - M.L.R. Smith, David Martin Jones 2015

        Book Core See chapters 1,2, 3 and 5 for this unit

      2. The New Counter-Insurgency Era in Critical Perspective - Celeste Gventer, David Martin Jones, M. L. R. Smith 2014

        Book Recommended

      3. Iraq, Afghanistan and British Strategy - David Betz, Anthony Cormack 2009

        Article Core

    2. Additional reading 111 items
      1. On counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2011) 12 items
        1. Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone - Rajiv Chandrasekaran 2009, 2006

          Book Additional

        2. Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq - Michael R. Gordon, Bernard E. Trainor 2007

          Book Additional

        3. The Anbar Awakening - Austin Long 2008

          Article Additional

        4. The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq - George Packer 2007

          Book Additional

        5. Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq - Thomas E. Ricks 2006

          Book Additional

        6. The Gamble: General Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq - Thomas E. Ricks 2010

          Book Additional

        7. The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq - Francis J. West 2008

          Book Additional

      2. On counterinsurgency in Afghanistan (2001-2014) 10 items
        1. Afghanistan: How the West Lost Its Way - Tim Bird, Alex Marshall 2011

          Book Additional

        2. Koran, Kalashnikov and Laptop: The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan - Antonio Giustozzi 2007

          Book Additional

        3. Decoding the New Taliban: Insights From the Afghan Field - Antonio Giustozzi 2012

          Book Additional

        4. Losing Small Wars: British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan - Frank Ledwidge 2012

          Book Additional

      3. On FM 3-24 and 'new' US COIN doctrine 11 items
        1. Dead End: Counterinsurgency Warfare as Military Malpractice - Edward Luttwak 2007

          Article Additional You can find various versions of this online.

        2. Review Symposium: The New U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual as Political Science and Political Praxis - Jeffrey C. Isaac, Stephen Biddle, Stathis N. Kalyvas, Wendy Brown and Douglas A. Ollivant 2008

          Article Additional

        3. Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War - Douglas Porch 2013

          Book Additional

      4. On reassessing the 'British Way' of COIN 10 items
        1. Strategy: A History - Lawrence Freedman 2013

          Book Additional

        2. Journal of Strategic Studies 2009

          Journal Additional Special issue: 'Hearts and minds'? British counterinsurgency from Malaya to Iraq.

        3. The Counter-Insurgency Myth - Andrew Mumford 2012

          Book Additional

        4. The Prince of the Marshes and Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq - Rory Stewart 2006, 2007

          Book Additional

      5. On modern insurgency case studies: Russia 19 items
        1. Dagestan: Russia's Most Troublesome Republic - Uwe Halbach, Manarsha Isaeva 2015

          Document Additional

        2. Russia and Anti-Terrorism - Dmitri Trenin 2005

          Chapter Additional

      6. On modern insurgency case studies: France and the Sahel 13 items
      7. On modern insurgency case studies: Sri Lanka 7 items
      8. On modern insurgency case studies: China 11 items
        1. China's Counterinsurgency Strategy in Tibet and Xinjiang - Liselotte Odgaard, Thomas Galasz Nielsen 2014

          Article Additional

        2. Inside China's War on Terrorism - Martin I. Wayne 2009

          Article Additional

      9. On modern insurgency case studies: Nepal 6 items
      10. On modern insurgency case studies: Nigeria 12 items
        1. Boko Haram: Understanding the Context - Wisdom Oghosa Iyekekpolo 2016

          Article Additional

        2. Boko Haram Terrorism in Nigeria: The International Dimension - Hakeem Onapajo, Ufo Okeke Uzodike, Ayo Whetho 2012

          Article Additional

        3. State Fragility and Violent Uprisings in Nigeria - Daniel A. Tonwe, Surulola J. Eke 2013

          Article Additional

        4. Operational Dynamics of Boko Haram's Terrorist Campaign Following Leadership Succession - James L. Regens, Nick Mould, Elizabeth Vernon, Amanda Montgomery 2016

          Article Additional

  7. Unit 5: Global insurgency 87 items
    1. Unit 5 core and recommended reading 31 items
      1. The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency: Strategic Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes - M.L.R. Smith, David Martin Jones 2015

        Book Core See Chapter 4, 'The Paradoxes of Counterinsurgency and Globalization'

      2. The Insurgent Archipelago: From Mao to Bin Laden - John Mackinlay 2009

        Book Recommended

      3. A Long War? - Michael Howard 2006

        Article Core

      4. Inside Terrorism - Bruce Hoffman 2006

        Book Core Chapter 9.

      5. The Protean Enemy - Jessica Stern 2003

        Article Core

      6. A Long War? - Michael Howard 2006

        Article Core

      7. The Reality of Grass-Roots Terrorism [with Reply] - Marc Sageman and Bruce Hoffman 2008

        Article Additional

      8. Rethinking Counterinsurgency - John Mackinlay, Alison al-Baddawy 2008

        Document Core

      9. Rethinking Counterinsurgency - John Mackinlay, Alison al-Baddawy 2008

        Document Core

      10. Terrorism as a Strategy - Lawrence Freedman 2007

        Article Core

      11. ISIS vs. Al Qaeda: Jihadism’s Global Civil War - Daniel L. Byman, Jennifer R. Williams 24 February 2015

        Webpage Core

      12. Why Isis Fights - Martin Chulov 27 September 2015

        Webpage Core

      13. How the Islamic State Declared War on the World - William McCants 17 November 2015

        Webpage Recommended

      14. How Will Jihadist Strategy Evolve as the Islamic State Declines? - Colin Clarke, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross 10 November 2016

        Webpage Recommended

    2. Additional reading 56 items
      1. General 7 items
        1. Deterring Terrorism: It Can Be Done - Robert F Trager, Dessislava P Zagorcheva 2006

          Article Additional

      2. On global networks and political violence 12 items
        1. Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity - Faisal Devji 2005

          Book Additional

        2. The Sling and the Stone - Thomas X. Hammes 2004 (Paperback)

          Book Additional

        3. Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization - John Robb 2007

          Book Additional

        4. The Future of Insurgency - Seth G. Jones, Patrick B. Johnston 2013

          Article Additional

        5. The War For Muslim Minds: Islam and the West - Gilles Kepel 2004

          Book Additional

        6. Globalisation and Insurgency - John Mackinlay 2002

          Book Additional

        7. Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah - Olivier Roy 2004

          Book Additional

        8. Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century - Marc Sageman 2008

          Book Additional

      3. On al-Qaeda as prototype global insurgency 11 items
        1. The New Face of War: How War Will Be Fought in the 21st Century - Bruce D. Berkowitz 2007

          Book Additional

        2. Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam - Jason Burke 2007

          Book Additional

        3. The Transformation of Strategic Affairs - Lawrence Freedman 2006 (electronic resource)

          Book Additional

        4. Al Qaeda in its own words - Gilles Kepel, Jean-Pierre Milelli 2008

          Book Additional

        5. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 - Lawrence Wright 2007

          Book Additional

      4. On the 'war of ideas' 9 items
        1. The Leak Before the Storm - Neville Bolt 2010

          Article Additional

        2. Weapons of Mass Persuasion: Strategic Communication to Combat Violent Extremism - Steven R. Corman, Angela Trethewey, H.L. Goodall 2008

          Book Additional

        3. Politics and Propaganda: Weapons of Mass Seduction - Nicholas J. O'Shaughnessy 2004

          Book Additional

        4. The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World - Rupert Smith 2005

          Book Additional

        5. Public Diplomacy and Soft Power - Joseph S. Nye, Jr. 2008

          Article Additional

        6. Strategic Narrative: A New Means to Understand Soft Power - L. Roselle, A. Miskimmon, B. O'Loughlin 2014

          Article Additional

        7. Fighting the War of Ideas Like a Real War - J. Michael Waller 2007

          Book Additional

      5. On globalisation and grievance 11 items
        1. Winning the Battle But Losing the War? Narrative and Counter-Narratives Strategy - Christian Leuprecht, Todd Hataley, Sophia Moskalenko, Clark McCauley 2009

          Article Additional

        2. Globalisation and the Future of Terrorism - Brynjar Lia 2005

          Book Additional

        3. Global Movements - Kevin McDonald 2006

          Book Additional

      6. On Islamic State and the future of global insurgency 6 items
        1. Lure of the Caliphate - Malise Ruthven Mark Lilla Sarah Birke Malise Ruthven David Bromwich Jenny Uglow Mohamad Katoub Francine Prose Elizabeth Drew Tamsin Shaw Eamon Duffy Garry Wills Tim Flannery Christopher Carroll

          Article Additional

        2. How to Think About Islamic State - Pankaj Mishra 24 July 2015

          Webpage Additional

        3. ISIS: A History - Fawaz A. Gerges 2016

          Book Additional

        4. What is Behind the Rise of ISIS in Libya? - Terek Kahkaoui 21 March 2016

          Webpage Additional

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