Parvin DARABADI


Parvin Darabadi, D.Sc. (Hist.), Professor at the International Relations Chair of Baku State University (Baku, Azerbaijan)


ASYMMETRIC WARFARE: WHERE THE WEAK ARE STRONG AND THE STRONG ARE WEAK

ABSTRACT

This article examines several aspects of how so-called asymmetric warfare was organized and waged during the 20th century. It then goes on to show how the forms and methods used by international terrorist structures to wage asymmetric warfare have changed in light of the intensive and contradictory globalization processes going on since the beginning of the 21st century.

Keywords: Asymmetric warfare, international terrorist organizations, guerilla warfare.

Introduction

The end of the 20th-beginning of the 21st centuries were marked by tectonic changes in the geopolitical structure of the world caused by the end of the Cold War. The relatively clear bipolar configuration of this period has begun to gradually give way to much more complicated relations in the multipolar and poly-civilizational world that is taking shape. All of this has given rise to qualitatively new forms and methods of armed struggle on the international arena in the form of


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