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Counterterrorism Between the Wars: An International History, 1919-1937

Mary S. Barton


This is a book about terrorism, weapons, and diplomacy in the interwar years between the First and Second World Wars. It charts the convergence of the manufacture and trade of arms; diplomacy among the Great Powers and the domestic politics within them; the rise of national liberation and independence movements; and the burgeoning concept and early institutions of international counterterrorism. Key themes include: a transformation in meaning and practice of terrorism; the inability of Great Powers—namely, Great Britain, the United States, France—to harmonize perceptions of interest and the pu ... More

Keywords: terrorism, counterterrorism, interwar, arms control, Great Powers, Intelligence, League of Nations, Communist International (Comintern), British Empire, Government of India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198864042
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198864042.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary S. Barton, author
Washington DC-based historian and strategist