Crime-Terror Alliances and the State

Title:                      Crime-Terror Alliances and the State

Author:                 Lyubov Grigorova Mincheva

Mincheva, Lyubov Grigorova (2013) and Ted Robert Gurr. Crime-Terror Alliances and the State: Ethnonationalist and lslamist Challenges to Regional Security. New York: Routledge

LCCN:    2012024286

HV6252 .G75 2013


Date Posted:      October 16, 2015

Reviewed by Joseph Sinai[1]

An examination of the trans-border connections between ethno-nationalist and Islamist terrorist and criminal networks and the largely dysfunctional states in which they operate. Case studies include the PKK in Turkey, the civil war in Bosnia, militant nationalism and the “criminalized” state in Serbia in the 1990s, Islamist terrorism in Algeria in the 1990s, and the state and crime syndicates in Bulgaria. Lyubov Grigorova Mincheva is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and Ted Robert Gurr is University Professor, Emeritus, at the University of Maryland, and author of the classic book Why Men Rebel. [2]

[1] Sinai, Joseph C. in The Intelligencer: Journal of U. S. Intelligence Studies (20, 1, Spring/Summer 2013, p. 106). Joseph Sinai, Ph.D. Dr. Joshua Sinai is a Washing~ ton-based educator and consultant on terrorism and counterterrorism studies. He can be reached at:

[2] Gurr, Ted Robert (2010). Why Men Rebel, 40th anniversary ed. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers [LCCN: 2012439269]

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