The Insurgent Archipelago

The Insurgent Archipelago

In this book, Mackinlay explains why leaders from the wealthiest and most powerful nations have failed to understand this phenomenon.

Author: John Mackinlay

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ISBN: 0231701179

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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As a young British officer in the Gurkha regiment, John Mackinlay served in the rainforests of North Borneo and experienced firsthand the Maoist-style insurgencies of the 1960s. Years later, as a United Nations researcher, he witnessed the chaotic deployment of international forces to Africa, the Balkans, and South Asia, and the transformation of territorial, labor-intensive uprisings into the international insurgent networks we know today. After 9/11, Mackinlay turned his eye toward the Muslim communities of Europe and institutional efforts to prevent terrorism. In particular, he investigates military expeditions to Iraq and Afghanistan and their effect on the social cohesion of European populations that include Muslims from these regions. In a world divided between rich and poor, the surest way for the "bottom billion" to gain recognition, express outrage, or improve their circumstances is through insurgency. In this book, Mackinlay explains why leaders from the wealthiest and most powerful nations have failed to understand this phenomenon. Our current bin Laden era, Mckinlay argues, must be viewed as one stage in a series of developments swept up in the momentum of a global insurgency. The campaigns of the 1960s are directly linked to the global movements of tomorrow, yet in the past two decades, insurgent activity has given rise to a new practice that incorporates and exploits the "propaganda of the deed." This shift challenges our vertically-structured response to terror and places a greater emphasis on mastering the virtual, cyber-based dimensions of these campaigns. Mckinlay revisits the roots of global insurgencies, describes their nature and character, reveals the power of mass communications and grievance, and recommends how individual nations can counter these threats by focusing on domestic terrorism.
Categories: Political Science

The Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia

The Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia

... which had been well built of brick work and timber ; - the latter was burnt and
torn away , the former much injured by the insurgent bands to impede the
Europeans on their march ; in some places the bridges have been again made
passable ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3003537

Category: East Asia

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Categories: East Asia

Democracy and Security in the 21st Century

Democracy and Security in the 21st Century

For this reason, we adhere to two basic propositions that John Mackinlay developed in his pivotal study The insurgent archipelago.

Author: Valentin Naumescu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443859394

Category: Political Science

Page: 495

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At a time when even the foundations and pre-eminence of the Western order are called into question by both the weaknesses of the transatlantic partnership and the spectacular rise of the Asia-Pacific region, suggesting a switch to a post-Atlantic order, the contributors to this volume provide specific answers to present-day interrogations pertaining to various processes of transformation. This book offers multidisciplinary perspectives on political, economic, social, technological and cultural dimensions of change, and proposes various possible responses to current global and regional challenges.
Categories: Political Science

The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency

The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency

See Mackinlay, The Insurgent Archipelago, 77–121. Hoffman, “Neo-classical Insurgency?” 77. US Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, 25, 26.

Author: M.L.R. Smith

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231539128

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The counterinsurgency (COIN) paradigm dominates military and political conduct in contemporary Western strategic thought. It assumes future wars will unfold as "low intensity" conflicts within rather than between states, requiring specialized military training and techniques. COIN is understood as a logical, effective, and democratically palatable method for confronting insurgency—a discrete set of practices that, through the actions of knowledgeable soldiers and under the guidance of an expert elite, creates lasting results. Through an extensive investigation into COIN's theories, methods, and outcomes, this book undermines enduring claims about COIN's success while revealing its hidden meanings and effects. Interrogating the relationship between counterinsurgency and war, the authors question the supposed uniqueness of COIN's attributes and try to resolve the puzzle of its intellectual identity. Is COIN a strategy, a doctrine, a theory, a military practice, or something else? Their analysis ultimately exposes a critical paradox within COIN: while it ignores the vital political dimensions of war, it is nevertheless the product of a misplaced ideological faith in modernization.
Categories: Political Science

War Will and Warlords

War  Will  and Warlords

In The Insurgent Archipelago , John Mackinlay identifies three approaches for propagating through violence : the deliberate approach , the owngoal approach ...

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Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160915570

Category: History

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Compares the reasons for and the responses to the insurgencies in Afghanistan and Pakistan since October 2001. Also examines the lack of security and the support of insurgent groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan since the 1970s that explain the rise of the Pakistan-supported Taliban. Explores the border tribal areas between the two countries and how they influence regional stability and U.S. security. Explains the implications of what happened during this 10-year period to provide candid insights on the prospects and risks associated with bringing a durable stability to this area of the world.
Categories: History

Understanding Modern Warfare

Understanding Modern Warfare

On the concept of the insurgent archipelago, see John Mackinlay, The Insurgent Archipelago (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009), esp. pp. 221–36. 7.

Author: David Jordan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316489901

Category: Political Science

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Understanding Modern Warfare has established itself as the leading introduction to the issues, ideas, concepts and context necessary to understand the theory and conduct of warfare in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It is an invaluable text for military professionals and students of military history. Key features include: incisive coverage of the debates surrounding contemporary and future warfare; accessible, yet sophisticated, discussion across the land, sea, and air environments; and coverage of contemporary topics such as drones, cyber warfare, and hybrid warfare. The book makes extensive use of text boxes to explain key concepts and to reference extended examples, and it includes annotated guides to further reading and key questions to promote the reader's further thinking. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to take into account new debates and recent events in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, and it has also been restructured to further improve its usefulness as a teaching tool.
Categories: Political Science

A Muslim Archipelago

A Muslim Archipelago

Although instances of insurgent violence - bombings of schools , drive - by shootings , and arson attacks — continued during the 1990s , these were far more ...

Author: Max L. Gross

Publisher: Defense Department

ISBN: UOM:39015075629769

Category: History

Page: 278

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This book is with a contemporary focus. Author, Dr. Max Gross’s purpose is to use history to explain today’s Islamic insurgencies in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines and to offer perspectives for the future. Muslim Archipalego’s unique contribution is that it brings together in one reference a mass of information on the insurgencies in Southeast Asia. The country accounts are detailed and thorough as to events, organizations, dates, and participants. The chronological context provides Dr. Gross the opportunity to give insights about historical casualty. His accounting highlights the interaction of the insurgencies within Southeast Asia and their international connection outside the region. The detailed presentations in the chapters on Indonesia and Philippines are especially fruitful. Included in this nearly 280 page book are detailed four-color regional maps, charts, and historical photos spread throughout the text. An extensive bibliography and index are included.
Categories: History

A Muslim Archipelago

A Muslim Archipelago

Although instances of insurgent violence-bombings of schools, drive-by shootings, and arson attacks — continued during the 1990s, these were far more ...

Author: Max L. Gross

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 016086920X

Category: Islam

Page: 278

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Southeast Asia continues to beckon policymakers and scholars alike to revisit its history in spite of the tomes of appraisals already written, deconstructive or otherwise. Because of a significant presence of Muslims in the region, and particularly in the wake of 9/11, it invariably attracts the attention of foreign powers drawn by the specter of terrorism and focused on rooting out radical Islamist groups said to be working with al-Qaeda. Dr. Max Gross has written an impressive account of the role of Islam in the politics of Southeast Asia, anchored by a strong historical perspective and a comprehensive treatment of current affairs. The result is very much a post-9/11 book. The origins of Jemaah Islamiyah and its connections with al-Qaeda are carefully detailed. Yet, unlike much of the post-9/11 analysis of the Muslim world, Dr. Gross's research has been successful in placing the phenomenon of terrorism within a larger perspective. While recognizing that al-Qaeda's influence on regional terror networks remains unclear, it behooves us to be reminded that, regardless of the nature and extent of the linkages, to dismiss terrorism as a serious threat to security would be na ve to the point of recklessness. The Muslim Archipelago is a profoundly Islamic region, and Jemaah Islamiyah is only a small portion of this reality. The attention Dr. Gross pays to ABIM in Malaysia, of which I was a part, and the civil Islam movement in Indonesia, of which the late Nurcholish Madjid was a principal spokesman, is greatly appreciated. Those unfamiliar with the background and role of the traditional Islamic PAS party in Malaysia, as well as the Darul Islam movement in Indonesia, will find the author's account highly beneficial. The MNLF, the MILF, and Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines, as well as the various Islamic movements in southern Thailand, are also carefully explained.
Categories: Islam

Protecting Isolating and Controlling Behavior

Protecting  Isolating  and Controlling Behavior

John Mackinlay , The Insurgent Archipelago ( London : C Hurst and Co Publishers Ltd , 2009 ) , 18-19 . 88. Ibid . , 26 . 89 . Ibid . , 4 . 90.

Author: Mark E. Battjes

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0983722668

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 277

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Categories: Technology & Engineering

Waging War

Waging War

The Insurgent Archipelago. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. Moran, Daniel. Wars of National Liberation.

Author: Wayne E. Lee

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199797455

Category: Military art and science

Page: 560

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Waging War: Conflict, Culture, and Innovation in World History provides a wide-ranging examination of war in human history, from the beginning of the species until the current rise of the so-called Islamic State. Although it covers many societies throughout time, the book does not attempt to tell all stories from all places, nor does it try to narrate "important" conflicts. Instead, author Wayne E. Lee describes the emergence of military innovations and systems, examining how they were created and then how they moved or affected other societies. These innovations are central to most historical narratives, including the development of social complexity, the rise of the state, the role of the steppe horseman, the spread of gunpowder, the rise of the west, the bureaucratization of military institutions, the industrial revolution and the rise of firepower, strategic bombing and nuclear weapons, and the creation of "people's war."
Categories: Military art and science

Military Review

Military Review

The Insurgent Archipelago should be read by Department of Defense personnel and anyone interested in domestic strategies that deal with insurgency within ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132184560

Category: Military art and science

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Categories: Military art and science

The Indian Archipelago

The Indian Archipelago

Nevertheless , he received his visitor , not only courteously , but with an amicable
welcome ; and it soon became a whispered rumour that he desired him to remain
, that the insurgent tribes might be humbled ; for the intelligence that an ...

Author: Horace Stebbing Roscoe St. John

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ISBN: UOM:39015027794950

Category: Malay Archipelago

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Categories: Malay Archipelago

Insurgency and War in Nigeria

Insurgency and War in Nigeria

The Insurgent Archipelago: From Mao to Bin Laden. New York: Columbia
University Press. Maclean, Ruth, and Isaac Abrak. 2018. Boko Haram kept one
Dapchi girl who refused to deny her Christianity. 24 March. Accessed 13
February 2019.

Author: Akali Omeni

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781788317252

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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Boko Haram is the major threat to the Nigerian state, and has emerged as a destabilizing factor across sub-Saharan Africa. This is now a major focus of global policy-making, as between 2013 and 2014 insurgency-related deaths in Nigeria exceeded those in Iraq and Afghanistan. This book is the first to focus on the military nature of Boko Haram, the reasons for its success in those specific regions of the Chad basin it operates in and a detailed history of the Nigerian army's counter-insurgency – with whom, uniquely, the author has spent research time. The book identifies and analyses the battles and skirmishes on the front line, as well as unearthing a wider explanation for Boko Haram's military success and the causes of the instability in the region.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Notices of the Indian Archipelago Adjacent Countries

Notices of the Indian Archipelago   Adjacent Countries

In the conduct of the insurgent chiefs there seems to be no general public plat nor are rangement . Diepo Nagoro is represented as a religious eathusiast ...

Author: J. H. Moor

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ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000115466

Category: East Asia

Page: 393

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Categories: East Asia

Professional Journal of the United States Army

Professional Journal of the United States Army

MAJ Clay Mountcastle , Ph.D. , Fort Leavenworth , Kansas THE INSURGENT ARCHIPELAGO : From Mao to Bin Laden , John Mackinlay , Columbia University Press ...

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ISBN: IND:30000144566324

Category: Military art and science

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Marine Corps University Journal Volume 2 Number1

Marine Corps University Journal  Volume 2  Number1

Parameters 37 ( Summer 2007 ) : 71-87 ; and John Mackinlay , The Insurgent Archipelago ( New York : Columbia University Press , 2009 ) .

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An Archipelago of Care

An Archipelago of Care

Migrant caregivers were the insurgent edge this periphery, part of a nation where the middle class was still expanding. The care they provided to employers ...

Author: Deirdre McKay

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253024985

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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Focusing on the experience of Filipino caregivers in London, some of whom are living and working illegally in their host country, Deirdre McKay considers what migrant workers must do to navigate their way in a global marketplace. She draws on interviews and participant observations, her own long-term fieldwork in communities in the Philippines, and digital ethnography to present an intricate consideration of how these caregivers create stability in potentially precarious living situations. McKay argues that these workers gain resilience from the bonding networks they construct for themselves through social media, faith groups, and community centers. These networks generate an elaborate "archipelago of care" through which migrants create their sense of self.
Categories: Political Science

The Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia

The Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia

... which had been well built of brick work and timber ; -- the latter was burnt and
torn away , the former much injured by the insurgent bands to impede the
Europeans on their march ; in some places the bridges have been again made
passable ...

Author: J. R. Logan

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ISBN: ONB:+Z201299604

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The Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia

The Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia

We passed over numerous bridges , or rather the remains of them , which had
been well built of brick work and timber ; -the latter was burnt and torn away , the
former much injured by the insurgent bands to impede the Europeans on their ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924079416305

Category: India

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Categories: India

Wrong Turn

Wrong Turn

John Whiteclay Chambers II, 189–90; John Mackinlay, The Insurgent Archipelago: From Mao to Bin Laden (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009), 19–21. 8.

Author: Gian Gentile

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 9781595588968

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

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A searing indictment of US strategy in Afghanistan from a distinguished military leader and West Point military historian—“A remarkable book” (National Review). In 2008, Col. Gian Gentile exposed a growing rift among military intellectuals with an article titled “Misreading the Surge Threatens U.S. Army’s Conventional Capabilities,” that appeared in World Politics Review. While the years of US strategy in Afghanistan had been dominated by the doctrine of counterinsurgency (COIN), Gentile and a small group of dissident officers and defense analysts began to question the necessity and efficacy of COIN—essentially armed nation-building—in achieving the United States’ limited core policy objective in Afghanistan: the destruction of Al Qaeda. Drawing both on the author’s experiences as a combat battalion commander in the Iraq War and his research into the application of counterinsurgency in a variety of historical contexts, Wrong Turn is a brilliant summation of Gentile’s views of the failures of COIN, as well as a trenchant reevaluation of US operations in Afghanistan. “Gentile is convinced that Obama’s ‘surge’ in Afghanistan can’t work. . . . And, if Afghanistan doesn’t turn around soon, the Democrats . . . who have come to embrace the Petraeus-Nagl view of modern warfare . . . may find themselves wondering whether it’s time to go back to the drawing board.” —The New Republic
Categories: Political Science