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
Date Posted: October 16, 2015
Reviewed by Joseph Sinai
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. 
 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: Joshua.Sinai@comcast.net.
 Gurr, Ted Robert (2010). Why Men Rebel, 40th anniversary ed. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers [LCCN: 2012439269]