Chapter

The Militarization of Peace

Absence of Terror or Terror of Absence?

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EXCERPT

This essay explores the rise of a new wave of terrorism which exploits its own dissolution, making a weapon of the doctrine of Taqiyya or strategic (dis)simulation, dismantling the theatrical aspect of the battlefield and selecting civilians as primary targets and ‘molecular battlefields’.This tendency threatens not only global civilian survival but the very horizon of survival or living (in its most basic, abstract sense) in general. It makes survival itself a field of exploitation for extremist terrorism…