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  • Politics [r]: Activity that relates to the way in which society is governed, and the process by which human beings living in communities make decisions and establish obligatory values for its members. [e]
  • Grand strategy [r]: The application of all national means of affecting the actions of other nations and non-national actors; specifically includes but is not restricted to military means [e]
  • Asymmetrical warfare [r]: Conflict in which one side does not directly confront the strength of the other; often applied to guerilla warfare and terrorism but also used for high technology against a more traditional force [e]


  • Civil war [r]: Armed conflict within an existing state, normally over the question of who shall wield power within the state, or how the state is to be governed, but there may be other causes; for instance, the oppression of a minority. [e]
  • Counterinsurgency [r]: Theory and practice of defeating insurgency without creating even more local resistance or strategic failures [e]
  • Counterterrorism [r]: A range of activities that prevent attempted terrorism well before an actual act is close to being executed, including killing or capturing terrorists; complements and can include anti-terrorism, or measures taken to minimize the impact of an attempted or completed act; counterterrorism proper is "enemy centric" rather than counterinsurgency, which is "people-centric" [e]
  • Coup [r]: An act by some members of a government, possibly with outside support, to take control of that government by means it considers unlawful [e]
  • Revolution [r]: A fundamental change in a political, economic, social or cultural system, particularly one which is sudden, dramatic or results in a basic change in the constitution or basic circumstances of the system. [e]
  • Terrorism [r]: An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective. [e]
  • Leaderless resistance [r]: Principally used in the context of U.S. right-wing extremism, the concept of terrorism conducted by individuals or very small groups "below the radar" of security forces; comparable to self-radicalization in radical Islamism [e]
  • Self-radicalization [r]: A phenomenon in which individuals become terrorists without joining an established radical group, although they may be influenced by its ideology and message [e]

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