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Underground Warfare

Daphné Richemond-Barak


Underground warfare, a tactic of yesteryear, has re-emerged as a global and rapidly diffusing threat. This book is the first of its kind to examine tunnel warfare in a systematic and comprehensive way, addressing the legal issues while keeping in mind operational and strategic challenges. Like many other aspects of contemporary warfare, the renewed use of the subterranean in armed conflict presents a challenge for democracies wishing to abide by the law. To the author, this challenge has not only been under-explored, it is also largely underestimated by the community of states, security expert ... More

Keywords: warfare, civilian, underground, tunnels, armed conflict, international humanitarian law, operational, subterranean, threat

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190457242
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190457242.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daphné Richemond-Barak, author
Assistant Professor, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy; Senior Researcher and Head of the International Law Desk at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya