| by CTEC

Assistant Professor Sharad Joshi published chapter: “Sub-State Actors’ Threats to International Security: Religious Extremists and Terrorist Groups,” in the book, Understanding New Security Threats, co-edited by Professor Michel Gueldry, and published by Routledge.

The chapter conceptually discusses the contemporary threat from terrorist groups, examining the definitional aspects of the phenomena, the underlying motivations behind terrorism, including religious extremist ideology, ethno-nationalist separatist objectives, psychological factors, etc. It also discusses enabling factors aiding terrorism, including state sponsorship, and weak and failed states.

Students at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies can access a pdf version from the campus.