Inside Terrorism

Author : Bruce Hoffman
ISBN : 0231510462
Genre : Political Science
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Bruce Hoffman's Inside Terrorism has remained a seminal work for understanding the historical evolution of terrorism and the terrorist mindset. In this revised edition of the classic text, Hoffman analyzes the new adversaries, motivations, and tactics of global terrorism that have emerged in recent years, focusing specifically on how al Qaeda has changed since 9/11; the reasons behind its resiliency, resonance, and longevity; and its successful use of the Internet and videotapes to build public support and gain new recruits. Hoffman broadens the discussion by evaluating the potential repercussions of the Iraqi insurgency, the use of suicide bombers, terrorist exploitation of new communications media, and the likelihood of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear terrorist strike. Closer to home, Hoffman reconsiders the Timothy McVeigh case and the threats posed by American Christian white supremacists and abortion opponents as well as those posed by militant environmentalists and animal rights activists. He argues that the attacks on the World Trade Center fundamentally transformed the West's view of the terrorist threat. More relevant and necessary than ever, Inside Terrorism continues to be the definitive work on the history and future of global terrorism.
Category: Political Science

Der Terror Ist Unter Uns

Author : Peter R. Neumann
ISBN : 9783843714426
Genre : Political Science
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In Belgien explodieren Bomben im Flughafen und an Bahnhöfen. In Paris werden werden Konzertbesucher und Restaurantgänger erschossen. In Deutschland brennen Flüchtlingsheime. In sozialen Netzwerken kursieren Hassparolen. Extremisten jeglicher Couleur bedrohen den Frieden in Europa. Peter R. Neumann beschäftigt sich seit über zwanzig Jahren mit Terrorismus in all seinen Ausformungen von Separatisten und ethnischen Nationalisten, über Rechts- und Linksextreme bis hin zu Dschihadisten. Das von ihm geleitete International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) setzt sich konkret mit der Frage auseinander, warum sich Menschen radikalisieren. Welche Rolle spielen Herkunft, Ideologie und Umstände? Wie kann Prävention gelingen? Stacheln sich "Neue Dschihadisten" und "Neue Rechte" gegenseitig auf? In seinem fundierten Werk, das auf zwanzig Jahren Forschungsarbeit beruht, erklärt Peter R. Neumann die Gewöhnlichkeit des Terrors. Dabei geht er auf die „hausgemachte“ Radikalisierung ein, die speziell in Europa zu einer zentralen gesellschaftlichen und sicherheitspolitischen Herausforderung geworden ist, mit der wir lernen müssen, umzugehen.
Category: Political Science

Jewish Terrorism In Israel

Author : Ami Pedahzur
ISBN : 9780231154475
Genre : Political Science
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Two world experts on the study of terror and security propose a theory of violence that contextualizes not only recent acts of terror but also instances of terrorism that stretch back centuries. Beginning with ancient Palestine and its encounters with Jewish terrorism, the authors analyze the social, political, and cultural factors sponsoring extreme violence, proving that religious terrorism is not the fault of one faith, but flourishes within any counterculture adhering to a totalistic ideology. Conducting interviews with former Jewish terrorists, political and spiritual leaders, and law-enforcement officials, and culling information from rare documents and surveys of terrorist networks, Pedahzur and Perliger construct an extensive portrait of terrorist aggression while also describing the conditions behind the modern rise of zealotry.
Category: Political Science

Future Trends And New Approaches In Defeating The Terrorism Threat

Author : IOS Press
ISBN : 9781614992721
Genre : Political Science
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The threat of terrorism has become an ever present preoccupation, necessitating the constant review and updating of defensive strategies to counter it from national governments and policymakers. This book presents selected articles based on some of the lectures delivered at the NATO Centre of Excellence – Defence against Terrorism (COE – DAT) Advanced Training Course (ATC) Future Trends and New Approaches in Defeating the Terrorism Threat, held in Algiers, Algeria, in October 2011. Subjects covered by these articles include an overview of terrorism; respecting human rights in the countering of terrorism; suicide terrorism; terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction; bioterrorism; terrorism, media and public information; strategic communications in the defence against terrorism; the challenges posed by non-state armed groups; and sources of instability. This collection of articles will be of interest to all those involved in countering the threat of terrorism worldwide.
Category: Political Science

Balance Of Power

Author : T. V. Paul
ISBN : 9780804750172
Genre : Political Science
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Since the sudden disappearance of the Soviet Union, many scholars have argued that the balance of power theory is losing its relevance. This text examines this viewpoint, as well as looking at systematic factors that may hinder or favour the return of balance of power politics.
Category: Political Science

Rethinking The Nature Of War

Author : Jan Angstrom
ISBN : 9781134257508
Genre : History
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Have globalization, virulent ethnic differences, and globally operating insurgents fundamentally changed the nature of war in the last decade? Interpretations of war as driven by politics and state rationale, formulated most importantly by the 19th century practitioner Carl von Clausewitz, have received strong criticism. Political explanations have been said to fall short in explaining conflicts in the Balkans, Africa, Asia and the attacks of 11 September 2001 in the United States. This book re-evaluates these criticisms not only by scrutinising Clausewitz's arguments and their applicability, but also by a careful reading of the criticism itself. In doing so, it presents empirical evidence on the basis of several case studies, addressing various aspects of modern war, such as the actors, conduct and purposes of war.
Category: History

The Routledge Handbook Of Insurgency And Counterinsurgency

Author : Paul B. Rich
ISBN : 9781136477652
Genre : History
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This new handbook provides a wide-ranging overview of the current state of academic analysis and debate on insurgency and counterinsurgency, as well as an-up-to date survey of contemporary insurgent movements and counter-insurgencies. In recent years, and more specifically since the insurgency in Iraq from 2003, academic interest in insurgency and counterinsurgency has substantially increased. These topics have become dominant themes on the security agenda, replacing peacekeeping, humanitarian operations and terrorism as key concepts. The aim of this volume is to showcase the rich thinking that is available in the area of insurgency and counterinsurgency studies and act as a further guide for study and research. In order to contain this wide-ranging topic within an accessible and informative framework, the Editors have divided the text into three key parts: Part I: Theoretical and Analytical Issues Part II: Insurgent Movements Part III: Counterinsurgency Cases The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency will be of great interest to all students of insurgency and small wars, terrorism/counter-terrorism, strategic studies, security studies and IR in general, as well as professional military colleges and policymakers.
Category: History

War Peace And International Relations

Author : Colin S. Gray
ISBN : 9781136588624
Genre : History
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"This new edition of Colin Gray's textbook explores the theory and practice of war and peace in modern historical context. War, Peace and International Relations serves as an excellent introduction to the international history of the past two hundred years, showing how those two centuries were shaped and reshaped extensively by war. This book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with new material on colonial warfare, the American Revolution and technology and warfare. This textbook is an invaluable resource for upper-level students of strategic studies, security studies, war studies, international relations and international history"--
Category: History

Coping With Terrorism

Author : Rafael Reuveny
ISBN : 9781438433134
Genre : History
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A comprehensive examination of multiple dimensions of terrorism
Category: History

Understanding Modern Warfare

Author : David Jordan
ISBN : 9781107134195
Genre : Political Science
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A fully revised and updated new edition of this leading introduction to the theory and conduct of warfare in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The book combines analysis of key concepts, theory and military doctrine with reference to relevant examples from history, and integrates the land, sea, and air environments.
Category: Political Science