Counterterrorism

A Reference Handbook
Author: Graeme C. S. Steven,Rohan Gunaratna
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851096663
Category: History
Page: 293
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An up-to-date analysis of the wave of terrorism in the post-Cold War era and the ways in which states and societies are responding. * Chronology of key events such as the 2001 bombing in Bali, movements such as the globalization of terrorism, and legislation by the United Nations, the United States, and other countries * Biographies of significant individuals such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Osama bin Laden, and Ayman Al Zawahiri

Terrorism and Counterterrorism


Author: Brigitte L Nacos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317279514
Category: Political Science
Page: 478
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Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the age of ISIS/ISIL, Terrorism and Counterterrorism investigates this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends. In this comprehensive and highly readable text, renowned expert Brigitte Nacos clearly defines terrorism's diverse causes, actors, and strategies; outlines anti- and counter-terrorist responses; and highlights terrorism's relationship with the public and media. Terrorism and Counterterrorism introduces students to the field's main debates and helps them critically assess our understanding of, and our strategies for, addressing this complex and enduring issue. New to the 5th Edition Covers important terrorist developments since 2012 including the death of Osama bin Laden, the rise of ISIS, the proliferation of home-grown jihadism including the Boston Marathon bombing, and the revelations of Edward Snowden and the NSA. Refines the treatment of important issues including "justifiable" or "legitimate" terror, waves of terror, and state sponsored terror, among others. Amplifies the coverage of media and terrorism including e-terrorism, the role of social media in recruitment, "propaganda by deed," and other cutting edge topics.

African Counterterrorism Cooperation

Assessing Regional and Subregional Initiatives
Author: Andre Le Sage
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597971766
Category: History
Page: 229
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Copublished with the National Defense University Press

Democracy and Counterterrorism

Lessons from the the Past
Author: Robert J. Art,Louise Richardson
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 9781929223947
Category: Political Science
Page: 639
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A comparative study of the policies, strategies, and instruments employed by various democratic governments in the fight against terrorism.

Statistical Methods in Counterterrorism

Game Theory, Modeling, Syndromic Surveillance, and Biometric Authentication
Author: Alyson Wilson,Gregory Wilson,David H. Olwell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387352090
Category: Mathematics
Page: 292
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With the realization that many clues and hints preceded the September 11 terrorist attacks, statisticians became an important part of the global war on terror. This book surveys emerging research at the intersection of national security and statistical sciences. In it, a diverse group of talented researchers address such topics as Syndromic Surveillance; Modeling and Simulation; Biometric Authentication; and Game Theory. The book includes general reviews of quantitative approaches to counterterrorism, for decision makers with policy backgrounds, as well as technical treatments of statistical issues that will appeal to quantitative researchers.

Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism


Author: Nasrullah Memon,Jonathan David Farley,David L. Hicks,Torben Rosenorn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3211094423
Category: Computers
Page: 389
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Terrorism is one of the serious threats to international peace and security that we face in this decade. No nation can consider itself immune from the dangers it poses, and no society can remain disengaged from the efforts to combat it. The termcounterterrorism refers to the techniques, strategies, and tactics used in the ?ght against terrorism. Counterterrorism efforts involve many segments of so- ety, especially governmental agencies including the police, military, and intelligence agencies (both domestic and international). The goal of counterterrorism efforts is to not only detect and prevent potential future acts but also to assist in the response to events that have already occurred. A terrorist cell usually forms very quietly and then grows in a pattern – sp- ning international borders, oceans, and hemispheres. Surprising to many, an eff- tive “weapon”, just as quiet – mathematics – can serve as a powerful tool to combat terrorism, providing the ability to connect the dots and reveal the organizational pattern of something so sinister. The events of 9/11 instantly changed perceptions of the wordsterrorist andn- work, especially in the United States. The international community was confronted with the need to tackle a threat which was not con?ned to a discreet physical - cation. This is a particular challenge to the standard instruments for projecting the legal authority of states and their power to uphold public safety. As demonstrated by the events of the 9/11 attack, we know that terrorist attacks can happen anywhere.

Essentials of Counterterrorism


Author: James J. F. Forest
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440832846
Category: Political Science
Page: 456
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A comprehensive overview of counterterrorism that examines key aspects of the fight against terrorism, including intelligence, law enforcement, the military, financial and criminal activity, ethics, and social media. • Analyzes critical themes and issues related to the fight against terrorism • Provides an ideal guide for students and other readers who are new to the study of counterterrorism and national and international security • Brings together contributors from academia, the military, law enforcement, government and intelligence agencies, and think tanks • Includes case studies that illustrate key concepts used in successfully combating terrorism

Counterterrorism in African Failed States: Challenges and Potential Solutions


Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 142891613X
Category:
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EU Counterterrorism Policy

A Paper Tiger?
Author: Dr Oldrich Bures
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 140948923X
Category: Political Science
Page: 290
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Although there is a vast body of literature covering the ongoing debates concerning the novelty and gravity of the contemporary terrorist threat, as well as the most appropriate response to it, few authors have thus far analysed the complex set of counterterrorism measures that both the individual Member States and the European Union (EU) have attempted to develop. This volume offers a critical analysis of the measures the European Union has taken to combat terrorism and how, in a number of key areas, EU counterterrorism policy is more of a paper tiger than an effective counterterrorism device. Several legal EU counterterrorism instruments have not been properly implemented at the national level and questions have been raised regarding their effectiveness, appropriateness, and proportionality. The capabilities of EU agencies in the area of counterterrorism remain rather weak and the EU Counterterrorism Coordinator does not have any real powers apart from persuasion. However, this does not mean that EU level action cannot offer any value-added in the fight against terrorism. There are several areas where the EU can provide genuine value-added in the fight against terrorism due to the transnational nature of the contemporary terrorist threat and the nature of a “borderless” Europe.

Compassionate Counterterrorism

The Power of Inclusion In Fighting Fundamentalism
Author: Leena Al Olaimy
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523098589
Category: Political Science
Page: 260
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From purchasing pay-per-view pornography to smoking pot, many so-called Muslim terrorists prove by their actions that they aren't motivated by devotion to religion, Leena Al Olaimy argues. So why do they really turn to violence, and what does that tell us about the most effective way to combat terrorism? Al Olaimy sets the stage by providing a quick, thoughtful grounding in the birth of Islam in a barbaric Game of Thrones–like seventh-century Arabia, the evolution of fundamentalist thought, and the political failures of the postcolonial period. She shows that terrorists are motivated by economic exclusion, lack of opportunity, social marginalization, and political discrimination. This is why using force to counter terrorism is ineffective—it exacerbates the symptoms without treating the cause. Moreover, data shows that military interventions led to the demise of only 12 percent of religious terrorist groups. Combining compelling data with anecdotal evidence, Al Olaimy sheds light on unorthodox and counterintuitive strategies to address social woes that groups like ISIS exploit. For example, she describes how Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, has decreased terrorism while paradoxically becoming more overtly religious. Or how Mechelen, the city with Belgium's largest Muslim population, adopted integration policies so effective that not one of its 20,000 Muslims left to join ISIS. Using religion, neuroscience, farming, and even love, this book offers many inspiring examples and—for once—an optimistic outlook on how we can not just fight but prevent terrorism.

Counterterrorism Strategies

Successes and Failures of Six Nations
Author: Yonah Alexander
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597973424
Category: Political Science
Page: 284
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"In Counterterrorism Strategies, seven experts examine how the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Egypt, and Sri Lanka have combated terrorist groups from the 1970s to the present and draw lessons that are applicable to today's threats." "Counterterrorism Strategies shows that there are no simple or complete solutions to the dangers posed by determined and elusive terrorists, but several of the countries detailed here have had significant successes. The contributors' analyses of the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of strategies used by these six countries offer a counterterrorism road map for the twenty-first century. This book is essential reading for policymakers, for counterterrorism scholars and professionals, and for members of the general public who are concerned about the general direction of the international campaign against terrorism." --Book Jacket.

U.S.-China Counterterrorism Cooperation: Issues for U.S. Policy


Author: Shirley A. Kan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437919367
Category: China
Page: 27
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After 9/11, the U.S. faced a challenge in enlisting the support of the People¿s Rep. of China (PRC) in the counterterrorism fight against Al Qaeda. This effort raised short-term policy issues about how to elicit coop¿n. and how to address PRC concerns about the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Contents: (1) Aftermath of the 9/11 Attacks; (2) Policy Analysis; (3) Options and Implications for U.S. Policy: Summits and ¿Strategic¿ Ties; Law-Enforcement Coop¿n.; Uighur People in Xinjiang and ¿Terrorist¿ Organization; Detained Uighurs at Guantanamo; Olympic Security and Violent Incidents; Sanctions on Exports of Arms and Security Equipment; Weapons Nonprolif.; Port Security; Military-to-Military Contacts; Shanghai Coop. Organization; PRC-Origin Weapons and Iran.

When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash

The War on Terror and the Transformation of Terrorist Activity
Author: Ivan Sascha Sheehan
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1934043702
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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Highly readable with a rich quantitative analysis of the largest ever terrorism database constructed for the period 1992-2004, the results of the study are fascinating and have important implications for current U.S. foreign policy in the Global War on Terrorism. The author has painstakingly examined, with precise numbers, the impact of the use of preemptive force in the War on Terrorism in a way that has never been done before. This is the first publication showcasing compelling data on the impact of the current war on terrorism on the level, lethality and frequency of transnational terrorist activity around the globe. With extremely current data, When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash is a critical reference to all in the fields of international relations and political science. "This is the most compelling, provocative, and sophisticated empirical study I've seen of the Global War on Terrorism. It is essential reading for policymakers and scholars and couldn't come at a more critical time." -John N. Paden, Ph.D., Clarence Robinson Professor of International Studies and Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University "This is exactly what we need to make informed policy decisions." - Alireza Jafarzadeh, Author of The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis and FOX News Channel Foreign Affairs Analyst "A penetrating analysis with a compelling conclusion!" - Daniel Druckman, Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University and Visiting Scholar, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism


Author: Tushar K. Ghosh,Mark A. Prelas,Dabir S. Viswanath,Sudarshan K. Loyalka
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203910641
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
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Citing viable homeland defense strategies, this book examines the potential agents, delivery methods, and toxic and nontoxic effects of possible nuclear, biological, and chemical terrorist attacks. Providing countermeasures for governmental and emergency first-response teams, the book covers the impact of WMDs on public health, agriculture, and economic infrastructures, as well as the limitations of sensor/detection technology and the prediction of potential biological and chemical events. It also discusses the effects of next wave cyberterrorism, the roles of state and federal agencies, root causes of terrorism, how to diagnose a chemical or bioterrorism event in the emergency room, and more.

Counterterrorism and the Comparative Law of Investigative Detention


Author: N.A
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1621969509
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Counterterrorism


Author: Ronald Crelinsten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745658490
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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Terrorism has emerged as one of the most problematic issues facing national governments and the international community in the 21st century. But how is it possible to counter terrorism in a world in which governance is still dominated by the nation-state? Are we seeing new forms of terrorist activity in the wake of 9/11? Are pre-9/11 approaches still valid? How can we combat and control diverse threats of multiple origin? Who should be responsible for countering terrorism and in what circumstances? In this incisive new book, Ronald Crelinsten seeks to provide answers to these pressing questions, challenging readers to think beyond disciplinary and jurisdictional boundaries. He presents an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the difficulties and obstacles related to countering terrorism in democratic societies. The counterterrorism framework that he develops in this book reflects the complex world in which we live. The different approaches to counterterrorism provide the organizing theme of the book and help the reader to understand and to appreciate the full range of options available. The book: includes a host of contemporary examples and further readings; compares and contrasts pre- and post-9/11 approaches; critically evaluates the post-9/11 ‘war on terror'; moves beyond a purely state-centric focus to include non-state actors and institutions; combines hard and soft power approaches; considers prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. Counterterrorism will be an indispensible guide for students, researchers, practitioners and general readers wanting to broaden their knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of counterterrorism today.

Computational Methods for Counterterrorism


Author: Shlomo Argamon,Newton Howard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642011411
Category: Computers
Page: 306
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Modern terrorist networks pose an unprecedented threat to international security. The question of how to neutralize that threat is complicated radically by their fluid, non-hierarchical structures, religious and ideological motivations, and predominantly non-territorial objectives. Governments and militaries are crafting new policies and doctrines to combat terror, but they desperately need new technologies to make these efforts effective. This book collects a wide range of the most current computational research that addresses critical issues for countering terrorism, including: Finding, summarizing, and evaluating relevant information from large and changing data stores; Simulating and predicting enemy acts and outcomes; and Producing actionable intelligence by finding meaningful patterns hidden in huge amounts of noisy data. The book’s four sections describe current research on discovering relevant information buried in vast amounts of unstructured data; extracting meaningful information from digitized documents in multiple languages; analyzing graphs and networks to shed light on adversaries’ goals and intentions; and developing software systems that enable analysts to model, simulate, and predict the effects of real-world conflicts. The research described in this book is invaluable reading for governmental decision-makers designing new policies to counter terrorist threats, for members of the military, intelligence, and law enforcement communities devising counterterrorism strategies, and for researchers developing more effective methods for knowledge discovery in complicated and diverse datasets.

Social Science for Counterterrorism

Putting the Pieces Together
Author: Paul K. Davis,Kim Cragin
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833047604
Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
Page: 486
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Employs an interdisciplinary, social science approach to various counterterrorism questions, problems, and policies.

Extraordinary rendition in U.S. counterterrorism policy : the impacts on transatlantic relations : joint hearing


Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781422321188
Category:
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Multilateral Counter-terrorism

The Global Politics of Cooperation and Contestation
Author: Peter Romaniuk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135156999
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Contemporary terrorism is a global phenomenon requiring a globalized response. In this book Peter Romaniuk aims to assess to what extent states seek multilateral responses to the threats they face from terrorists. Multilateral Counter-terrorism is an essential resource for all students and scholars of international politics, criminology and terrorism studies.