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The Terrorism Ahead Confronting Transnational Violence in the Twenty First Century

The Terrorism Ahead  Confronting Transnational Violence in the Twenty First Century Author Paul J. Smith
ISBN-10 9781317454281
Release 2015-01-28
Pages 258
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This book examines the evolving threat of terrorism and draws on the latest research to assess future trends. The author assumes that terrorism will remain a potent threat to the international system throughout the twenty-first century, primarily because of the convergence of two negative trends: the availability of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Weapons (CBRN) - also known as Weapons of Mass Destruction - and the proliferation of terrorist organizations seeking to achieve mass casualties. Even without the CBRN element, however, Smith maintains that terrorism will remain an ongoing threat. The book also explores specific aspects of contemporary terrorism, including political, social, economic, religious, and ideological factors, globalization as a stimulation to contemporary terrorism, the role of organized crime in terrorist movements, and more. Written with students in college and professional programs in mind, the book includes case studies interspersed throughout the chapters that provide clarifying examples.

Proliferation and Emerging Nuclear Order in the Twenty first Century

Proliferation and Emerging Nuclear Order in the Twenty first Century Author N. S. Sisodia
ISBN-10 817188752X
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 122
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Papers presented at the 10th Asian Security Conference, held at New Delhi on 4th February 2008.

Coping with Terrorism

Coping with Terrorism Author Rafael Reuveny
ISBN-10 9781438433134
Release 2010-11-05
Pages 418
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A comprehensive examination of multiple dimensions of terrorism


Friction Author Clark McCauley
ISBN-10 9780199845446
Release 2011-01-14
Pages 248
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This accessible book identifies twelve mechanisms of political radicalization that can move individuals, groups, and the masses to increased sympathy and support for political violence. Terrorism is an extreme form of radicalization, and the book describes pathways to terrorism to demonstrate the twelve mechanisms at work. Written by two psychologists who are acknowledged radicalization experts and consultants to the Department of Homeland Security, Friction draws heavily on case histories. The case material is wide-ranging - drawn from Russia in the late 1800s, the US in the 1970s, and the radical Islam encouraged by the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. Taken together, the twelve mechanisms show how unexceptional people are moved to exceptional violence in the conflict between states and non-state challengers. Captivating, and with psychological overtones, this timely book covers one of the most pressing issues of our time.

Global Governance Conflict and China

Global Governance  Conflict and China Author Matthias Vanhullebusch
ISBN-10 9789004356498
Release 2018-02-05
Pages 470
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Global Governance Conflict and China has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Global Governance Conflict and China also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Global Governance Conflict and China book for free.

The Quest for Security

The Quest for Security Author Joseph Stiglitz
ISBN-10 9780231156868
Release 2013-04-30
Pages 416
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Some have suggested that the turmoil in the eurozone "proves" the deficiencies in the welfare state. This book argues that the superior performance of the Scandinavian countries arises from their superior systems of social protection, which allow their citizens to undertake greater risk and more actively participate in globalization. Others suggest that we can address terrorism or transnational crimes through the strengthening of borders or long distance wars. This book develops the proposition that such approaches have the opposite effect and that only through spreading the kind of human security experienced in well-ordered societies can these dangers be managed. This book also examines how these global changes play out not only in the relations among countries and the management of globalization but at every level of our society--

Terrorism in the Twenty First Century

Terrorism in the Twenty First Century Author Cynthia C. Combs
ISBN-10 9781317206798
Release 2017-11-28
Pages 430
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Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century helps readers understand terrorism, responses to it, and current trends that affect the future of this phenomenon. Putting terrorism into historical perspective and analyzing it as a form of political violence, this text presents the most essential concepts, the latest data, and numerous case studies to promote effective analysis of terrorist acts. Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century objectively breaks down the who-what-why-how of terrorism, giving readers a way both to understand patterns of behavior and to more critically evaluate forthcoming patterns. New to the 8th Edition Provides a more intense exploration of religion as a primary cause of contemporary terrorism. Focuses on the role of social media in recruitment and propaganda. Examines the radicalization and recruitment by ISIS to fighting and to domestic young people to carry out attacks at home. Explores the growing threat – and reality – of cyber attacks. Updates the material on the networking of terrorism today.

Aviation Terrorism and Security

Aviation Terrorism and Security Author Paul Wilkinson
ISBN-10 9781135231217
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 184
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Fighting at the Legal Boundaries

Fighting at the Legal Boundaries Author Kenneth Watkin OMM, CD, QC
ISBN-10 9780190457983
Release 2016-05-03
Pages 456
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The international law governing armed conflict is at a crossroads, as the formal framework of laws designed to control the exercise of self-defense and conduct of inter-state conflict finds itself confronted with violent 21st Century disputes of a very different character. Military practitioners who seek to stay within the bounds of international law often find themselves applying bodies of law-IHRL, IHL, ICL-in an exclusionary fashion, and adherence to those boundaries can lead to a formal and often rigid application of the law that does not adequately address contemporary security challenges. Fighting at the Legal Boundaries offers a holistic approach towards the application of the various constitutive parts of international law. The author focuses on the interaction between the applicable bodies of law by exploring whether their boundaries are improperly drawn, or are being interpreted in too rigid a fashion. Emphasis is placed on the disconnect that can occur between theory and practice regarding how these legal regimes are applied and interact with one another. Through a number of case studies, Fighting at the Legal Boundaries explores how the threat posed by insurgents, terrorists, and transnational criminal gangs often occurs not only at the point where these bodies of law interact, but also in situations where there is significant overlap. In this regard, the exercise of the longstanding right of States to defend nationals, including the conduct of operations such as hostage rescue, can involve the application of human rights based law enforcement norms to counter threats transcending the conflict spectrum. This book has five parts: Part I sets out the security, legal, and operational challenges of contemporary conflict. Part II focuses on the interaction between the jus ad bellum, humanitarian law and human rights, including an analysis of the historical influences that shaped their application as separate bodies of law. Emphasis is placed on the influence the proper authority principle has had in the human rights based approach being favored when dealing with "criminal" non-State actors during both international and non-international armed conflict. Part III analyzes the threats of insurgency and terrorism, and the state response. This includes exploring their link to criminal activity and the phenomenon of transnational criminal organizations. Part IV addresses the conduct of operations against non-State actors that span the conflict spectrum from inter-state warfare to international law enforcement. Lastly, Part V looks at the way ahead and discusses the approaches that can be applied to address the evolving, diverse and unique security threats facing the international community.

This Is an Uprising

This Is an Uprising Author Mark Engler
ISBN-10 9781568585147
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 368
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Strategic nonviolent action has reasserted itself as a potent force in shaping public debate and forcing political change. Whether it is an explosive surge of protest calling for racial justice in the United States, a demand for democratic reform in Hong Kong or Mexico, a wave of uprisings against dictatorship in the Middle East, or a tent city on Wall Street that spreads throughout the country, when mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media portrays them as being as spontaneous and unpredictable. In This is an Uprising, political analysts Mark and Paul Engler uncover the organization and well-planned strategies behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest. This is an Uprising traces the evolution of civil resistance, providing new insights into the contributions of early experimenters such as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., groundbreaking theorists such as Gene Sharp and Frances Fox Piven, and contemporary practitioners who have toppled repressive regimes in countries such as South Africa, Serbia, and Egypt. Drawing from discussions with activists now working to defend human rights, challenge corporate corruption, and combat climate change, the Englers show how people with few resources and little influence in conventional politics can nevertheless engineer momentous upheavals. Although it continues to prove its importance in political life, the strategic use of nonviolent action is poorly understood. Nonviolence is usually studied as a philosophy or moral code, rather than as a method of political conflict, disruption, and escalation. This is an Uprising corrects this oversight. It argues that if we are always taken by surprise by dramatic outbreaks of revolt, and if we decline to incorporate them into our view of how societies progress, then we pass up the chance to fully grasp a critical phenomenon—and to harness its power to create lasting change.

The Dangerous Landscape

The Dangerous Landscape Author John J. Le Beau
ISBN-10 9549252167
Release 2013
Pages 222
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This book is the result of a series of meetings of the Working Group of the Partnership for Peace Consortium, dedicated to the fight against terrorism. It provides fresh insight into the fabric of 21st century terrorism. Islamist extremism, terrorist recruitment and the role of religious converts and violence are among the many important topics explored in detail. This volume also uncovers the troubling phenomenon of terrorist innovation, and addresses the creation of counter-terrorist strategy.

The Future of Violence Robots and Germs Hackers and Drones

The Future of Violence   Robots and Germs  Hackers and Drones Author Benjamin Wittes
ISBN-10 9781445655949
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 336
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The terrifying new role of technology in a world at war

The Security Council at the Dawn of the Twenty first Century

The Security Council at the Dawn of the Twenty first Century Author Pascal Teixeira
ISBN-10 9290451599
Release 2003
Pages 125
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The aim of this study is not to explore all of the problems that arise today in security threats and conflict management, but to seek to understand the role of a particular institution--the Security Council--and the changes now affecting its modes of intervention and its interaction with international actors--great powers, regional organizations, non-state actors.

Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty first Century

Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty first Century Author Richard Stahler-Sholk
ISBN-10 0742556476
Release 2008
Pages 394
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This clearly written and comprehensive text examines the uprising of politically and economically marginalized groups in Latin American societies. Specialists in a broad range of disciplines present original research from a variety of case studies in a student-friendly format. Part introductions help students contextualize the essays, highlighting social movement origins, strategies, and outcomes. Thematic sections address historical context, political economy, community-building and consciousness, ethnicity and race, gender, movement strategies, and transnational organizing, making this book useful to anyone studying the wide range of social movements in Latin America.

Inside Al Qaeda

Inside Al Qaeda Author Rohan Gunaratna
ISBN-10 9780231126922
Release 2002-06-05
Pages 240
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Examines the leadership, ideology, tactics, and finances of Al Qaeda, discusses how the organization trains fighters, and outlines the international response that will be necessary to destroy the organization.


Disarmed Author Kristin A. Goss
ISBN-10 1400837758
Release 2010-12-16
Pages 312
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More than any other advanced industrial democracy, the United States is besieged by firearms violence. Each year, some 30,000 people die by gunfire. Over the course of its history, the nation has witnessed the murders of beloved public figures; massacres in workplaces and schools; and epidemics of gun violence that terrorize neighborhoods and claim tens of thousands of lives. Commanding majorities of Americans voice support for stricter controls on firearms. Yet they have never mounted a true national movement for gun control. Why? Disarmed unravels this paradox. Based on historical archives, interviews, and original survey evidence, Kristin Goss suggests that the gun control campaign has been stymied by a combination of factors, including the inability to secure patronage resources, the difficulties in articulating a message that would resonate with supporters, and strategic decisions made in the name of effective policy. The power of the so-called gun lobby has played an important role in hobbling the gun-control campaign, but that is not the entire story. Instead of pursuing a strategy of incremental change on the local and state levels, gun control advocates have sought national policies. Some 40% of state gun control laws predate the 1970s, and the gun lobby has systematically weakened even these longstanding restrictions. A compelling and engagingly written look at one of America's most divisive political issues, Disarmed illuminates the organizational, historical, and policy-related factors that constrain mass mobilization, and brings into sharp relief the agonizing dilemmas faced by advocates of gun control and other issues in the United States.

New Zealand National Security

New Zealand National Security Author William Hoverd
ISBN-10 0994140703
Release 2017
Pages 381
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In an interrelated and increasingly dynamic and globalised security environment, New Zealand faces complex and multifaceted non-traditional threats. They range from trade insecurity to terrorism, transnational crime, disputes over the control and exploitation of resources, and tensions linked to ideological, cultural and religious differences. The volume's contributors include local and international academics alongside experts who have extensive New Zealand security sector expertise in defence, diplomacy, national security coordination, intelligence, policing, trade security and border management. New Zealand National Security: Challenges, Trends and Issues situates New Zealand within its broader political and regional security context and the various great and minor power tensions occurring within the Asia Pacific and South Pacific regions. It looks at how to protect New Zealand's border and the zones where its interests meet the world; it examines alternative ways of practising New Zealand's national security; and it looks at looming national security questions. It aims to provide New Zealanders with a critical awareness of the various salient security trends, challenges and opportunities to initiate a 'whole of society' discussion of security.