The New Counter-insurgency Era in Critical Perspective

  • Celeste Ward Gventer
  • David Martin Jones
  • M. L. R. Smith

Part of the Rethinking Political Violence series book series (RPV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Celeste Ward Gventer, David Martin Jones, M. L. R. Smith
      Pages 1-5
  3. Counter-insurgency: History and Theory

  4. Counter-insurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan?

  5. Counter-insurgency and Future Warfare

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 366-375

About this book


The notion of counter-insurgency has become a dominant paradigm in American and British thinking about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This volume brings together international academics and practitioners to evaluate the broader theoretical and historical factors that underpin COIN, providing a critical reappraisal of counter-insurgency thinking.


Counterinsurgency Iraq Afghanistan British and American security policy Counter-Insurgency government insurgency intervention military manual violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Celeste Ward Gventer
    • 1
  • David Martin Jones
    • 2
  • M. L. R. Smith
    • 3
  1. 1.Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and LawUniversity of TexasUSA
  2. 2.School of Political Science and International StudiesUniversity of QueenslandAustralia
  3. 3.Department of War Studies, Kings CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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