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Attacking Terrorism by Audrey Kurth Cronin
Book DescriptionThe definition and understanding of "terrorism" is in a state of unprecedented evolution. No longer are acts of terrorism rare and far-flung. Following the horrendous attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, U.S. citizens have had their eyes opened to a new world where this nightmare stalks the daily news and is never far from consciousness. Attacking Terrorism brings together some of the world's finest experts, people who have made the study of this rising menace their life's work, to provide a comprehensive picture of the challenges and opportunities of the campaign against international terrorism. Part one, "The Nature of Terrorism," provides an overview and foundation for the current campaign, placing it within the political and historical context of previous threats and responses. Part two, "The Responses to Terrorism," looks at the range of policy instruments required in an effective strategy against terrorism. The contributors to this volume bring finely honed analyses and nuanced perspectives to the terrorist realities of the twenty-first century-history, analyses, and perspectives that have been too often oversimplified or myopic. They bring a new depth of under
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780878403479
(254mm x 178mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Georgetown University Press
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Audrey Kurth Cronin
How Terrorism Ends, Paperback (August 2011)
Examines how terrorist campaigns have met their demise over the past two centuries, and applies these enduring lessons to outline a strategy against al-Qaeda. This book answers questions such as: How long do terrorist campaigns last? When does targeting the leadership finish a group? And when do negotiations lead to the end?
Ending Terrorism, Paperback (November 2007)» View all books by Audrey Kurth Cronin
Like all other terrorist movements, al-Qaeda will end. While it has traits that exploit and reflect the international context, it is not utterly without precedent: some aspects of al-Qaeda are unusual, but many are not. This paper explains five typical strategies of terrorism and why Western thinkers fail to grasp them.
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Author Biography - Audrey Kurth Cronin
Audrey Kurth Cronin is a professor of public policy at George Mason University. James M. Ludes is former editor-in-chief of National Security Studies Quarterly, and coeditor of Twenty-First Century Weapons Proliferation: Are We Ready?
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