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July 2000


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Internet Resources

Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path).
Available at:
Site maintained by the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism. Under the 'International Terrorism' section choose 'Terrorist Organization Profiles' then 'Sendero Luminoso'. Offers a list of attacks and some updates.

** For additional internet sites, refer to the General Internet Resources section at the beginning of this bibliography.


Clayton, Lawrence A. Peru and the United States: The Condor and the Eagle. Athens, University of Georgia Press, 1999. 363 p.
The United States and the Shining Path to Cocaine, pp 267-275.
See index under "Shining Path" for additional references.
Book call no.: 327.73085 C622p

Comparative Peace Processes in Latin America, edited by Cynthia J. Arnson. Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press, 1999. 493 p.
Peace in Peru: An Unfinished Task, pp 205-222.
The Decimation of Peru's Sendero Luminoso, pp 223-250.
Book call no.: 980.033 C737

The Counter-Insurgent State: Guerrilla Warfare and State Building in the Twentieth Century, edited by Paul B. Rich and Richard Stubbs. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1997. 235 p.
State Development and Counter-Insurgency in Peru, Philip Mauceri, pp 152-174.
Book call no.: 322.42 C863

Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook 1999. Alexandria, VA, International Strategic Studies Association, 1999. 1760 p.
Peru, pp 1151-1163 (especially note section one 'History' and section nine 'Insurgency Groups').
Book call no.: R 355 D313 1999

Drake, C. J. M. Terrorists' Target Selection. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1998. 272 p.
See index under 'SL (Shining Path)' for specific references.
Book call no.: 303.625 D761t

Encyclopedia of World Terrorism, edited by Martha Crenshaw and John Pimlott. Armonk, NY, M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 1997. 3 vols.
Terrorism in Peru, pp 446-449.
Book call no.: R 303.625 E56 Vol.2

Foreign Military Markets: Latin America & Caribbean. Newtown, CT, Forecast International/DMS, 2000. 1 vol.
Peru - September 1999 report. Especially note the 'Analysis' section.
Book call no.: R 338.476234 F7141

Gorriti, Ellenbogen Gustavo. The Shining Path: A History of the Millenarian War in Peru. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Press, 1999. 290 p.
Book call no.: 322.420985 G673s

International Encyclopedia of Terrorism. Chicago, IL, Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997. 805 p.
Terrorism in Peru, pp 464-467.
Book call no.: R 303.625 I612

Jane's Sentinel: South America. Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 2000. 1 vol.
Peru - offers a sixty-three page report. Especially note the sections on 'Internal Affairs' and 'Security and Foreign Forces'.
Book call no.: R 980 J33 2000 Feb-Jul

Jane's World Insurgency and Terrorism. Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 1999. 520 p.
Sendero Luminoso (SL), pp 114-115.
Abimael Guzman Reynoso, p 309.
Shining Path: Diary of Events, pp 397-398.
Book call no.: R 364.1 J33 1999 May-August

Klaren, Peter Flindell. Peru: Society and Nationhood in the Andes. New York, Oxford University Press, 2000. 494 p.
See index under 'Shining Path' and 'Tupac Amaru' for specific references.
Book call no.: 985 K63p

Laqueur, Walter. The New Terrorism: Fanaticism and the Arms of Mass Destruction. New York, Oxford University Press, 1999. 312 p.
Peru: The Shining Path, pp 185-188.
Book call no.: 363.32 L317n

McClintock, Cynthia. Revolutionary Movements in Latin America. Washington, United States Institute of Peace Press, 1998. 492 p.
Two Revolutionary Organizations: The FMLN and the Shining Path, pp 45-92.
See index under 'Shining Path' for additional references.
Book call no.: 303.64 M165r

Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1999. Washington, U.S. Dept of State, April 2000. 107 p.
Peru, p 25.
Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path, SL), p 88.
Also available online at:
Book call no.: R 303.625 P316 1999

Radu, Michael and Tismaneanu, Vladimir. Latin American Revolutionaries: Groups, Goals, Methods. New York, Pergamon-Brassey's, 1990. 386 p.
SL (Sendero Luminoso), pp 323-339.
Book call no.: 322.42098 R132L

Shining and Other Paths: War and Society in Peru, 1980-1995, edited by Steve J. Stern. Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 1998. 534 p.
Book call no.: 322.420985 S5561

The Shining Path of Peru, edited by David Scott Palmer. 2nd ed. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1994. 298 p.
Book call no.: 322.420985 S556 1994

Societies of Fear: The Legacy of Civil War, Violence and Terror in Latin America. New York, Zed Books, 1999. 335 p.
Peru: The Civil War, Shining Path and the Military, pp 34-43.
Reaping the Whirlwind: The Rondas Campesinas and the Defeat of Sendero Luminoso in Ayacucho, pp 63-87.
Book call no.: 303.6098 S678

South America Central America and the Caribbean 2000. 8th ed. London, Europa Publications Limited, 1999. 832 p.
Peru: History, pp 586-590.
Book call no.: R 980.003 S726 8th ed 2000

Tarazona-Sevillano, Gabriela. Sendero Luminoso and the Threat of Narcoterrorism. New York, Praeger, 1990. 168 p.
Includes chapters on the historical background, ideology and goals, and the basic organization of Sendero Luminoso.
Book call no.: 909.82 G351w no.144

Terrorism in Context, edited by Martha Crenshaw. University Park, PA, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995. 633 p.
The Revolutionary Terrorism of Peru's Shining Path, pp 249-310.
Book call no.: 363.32 T3285

World Conflicts and Confrontations Volume I: The Americas, edited by Charles F. Bahmueller. Hackensack, NJ, Salem Press, 2000. 1 vol.
Peru, pp 222-230.
Book call no.: R 909.82 W9273 v.1


DeWitt, Charles R. The Rise and Development of Sendero Luminoso in Peru. Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, March 1992. 33 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-83 D522r

Mealer, Robin L. The Peruvian Government's Counterinsurgency Efforts to Defeat the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path). Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, June 1993. 93 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022 M482p

Rodriguez, Manuel A., VII. En la Boca del Lobo - In the Mouth of the Wolf: The US Military and the Drug War in Peru. Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College. School of Advanced Military Studies, May 1997. 59 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022-2 R696e

United States. Army Combined Arms Command. Foreign Military Studies Office. Peru, Sendero Luminoso and the Narcotrafficking Alliance, by Arnaldo Claudio and Stephen K. Stewman. Fort Leavenworth, KS, Winter 1992. 292 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43829-103


Clutterbuck, Richard. Peru: Cocaine, Terrorism and Corruption. International Relations 12:77-91 August 1995.
Includes information on the foundation of Shining Path, the numbers killed in the terrorist war, the capture of Guzman, payments to SL and to corrupt army officers, etc.

Daly, John C. K. The USSR and Sendero Luminoso: Marxist Rhetoric versus Maoist Reality. Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement 6:27-52 Summer 1997.

Dietz, Henry. Peru's Sendero Luminoso as a Revolutionary Movement. Journal of Political & Military Sociology 18:123-150 Summer 1990.

The Ebb and Flow of Political Violence. Current History 99:63 February 2000.

Fitz-Simons, Daniel W. Sendero Luminoso: Case Study in Insurgency. Parameters 23:64-73 Summer 1993.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service Reports.
For up-to-date information on Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), check the FBIS online database. Articles are available for 1999 and 2000. (FBIS is a subscription service available in-house at the Air University Library).

Guerrillas Prove They Are Still Around. Latin American Weekly Report, p 472, October 12, 1999.

Hunter, Thomas. Terrorist Group Profile: Shining Path. Counterterrorism & Security Report 6, no.1:11-12 May-June 1997.

Leader, Stefan and Wiencek, David. Drug Money: The Fuel for Global Terrorism. Jane's Intelligence Review 12:49-54 February 2000.

Obando, Enrique. Fujimori and the Military: A Marriage of Convenience. NACLA Report on the Americas 30:31-36 July-August 1996.
Discusses the military actions against the Shining Path.

Ocampo, Alberto Bolivar. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Peru, 1980-1990. Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement 6:1-26 Summer 1997.

Palmer, David S. Democracy and Its Discontents in Fujimori's Peru. Current History 99:60-65 February 2000.
Includes an inset titled "The Ebb and Flow of Political Violence".

Palmer, David S. Rebellion in Rural Peru: The Origins and Evolution of Sendero Luminoso. Comparative Politics 18:127-146 January 1986.

Peru. Pinkerton Global Intelligence Services 2000.
Suspected Sendero Luminoso Guerrillas Kill Park Rangers and Brother of Mayor. 17:4-5 February 4, 2000.
Shining Path Rebels Say They Have Not Disbanded. 17:4-5 March 3, 2000.

Sater, William F. The Peruvian Hostage Crisis. TVI Report 13, no.1:4-9 1997.
Includes several sections on the Sendero Luminoso and its relationship to the MRTA.

Sendero's Loss Is Fujimori's Gain. Latin American Weekly Report, p 329, July 20, 1999.
Discusses the effect of the capture of the last Sendero Luminoso commander.

Shining Again. Economist 345:34 October 25, 1997.
A new wave of violence by Shining Path has taken the Peruvian Army by surprise.

Strong, Simon. Shining Path: A Case Study in Ideological Terrorism. Conflict Studies No. 260:1-28 April 1993.


Terrorism: Aims and Objectives: Terror and Counter-Terror -- Can Democracy Survive?. Princeton, NJ, Films for the Humanites & Sciences, 1995. 1 videocassette, 52 min.
Uses Sendero Luminoso as a case study.
Video call no.: 303.625 T32814 v.2

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