Download Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism by Robert A. Pape,James K. Feldman PDF

By Robert A. Pape,James K. Feldman

 

Cutting the Fuse deals a wealth of recent wisdom in regards to the origins of suicide terrorism and techniques to prevent it. Robert A. Pape and James ok. Feldman have tested each suicide terrorist assault around the world from 1980 to 2009, and the insights they've got gleaned from that facts essentially problem how we comprehend the basis factors of terrorist campaigns today—and show why the struggle on Terror has been eventually counterproductive. via a detailed research of suicide campaigns through Al Qaeda and different terrorist firms in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Israel, Chechnya, and Sri Lanka, the authors supply robust new proof that, opposite to well known and dangerously incorrect trust, just a tiny minority of those assaults are influenced completely by way of faith. in its place, the foundation reason is international army career, which triggers secular and spiritual humans alike to hold out suicide attacks.

Cutting the Fuse demands new, powerful strategies that the US and its allies can maintain for many years, depending much less on floor troops in Muslim international locations and extra on offshore, over-the-horizon army forces in addition to political and fiscal ideas that empower neighborhood groups to forestall terrorists of their midst. 

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Download Neonazis in Nadelstreifen: Die NPD auf dem Weg in die Mitte by Christian Dornbusch,Thomas Niehoff,Jan Raabe,Andrea PDF

By Christian Dornbusch,Thomas Niehoff,Jan Raabe,Andrea Röpke,Andreas Speit

In den letzten Jahren konnte die NPD nicht nur Wahlerfolge verbuchen. Im Schulterschluss mit den Freien Kameradschaften ist es ihr auch gelungen, vielerorts eine rechte Alltagskultur zu etablieren.
Der Grund für den Erfolg ist ein politischer Strategiewechsel, mit dem sich die Partei ein neues photograph zu geben versucht: Sie greift soziale Ängste und regionale Probleme auf, und ihre Mitglieder engagieren sich in Vereinen, Elterngruppen und ehrenamtlichen Initiativen, um die NPD auf kommunaler Ebene stärker zu verankern.
Doch auch im Gewand des Biedermannes werden die alten völkischen Botschaften verbreitet, und die Zahl rechtsextremer Gewalttaten nimmt zu.
Die Autoren dieses Buches analysieren die ideologische Neuausrichtung und die Wahlkampfstrategien der NPD, untersuchen ihre Finanzquellen, schildern die Aktivitäten der nationalen Frauen und der Heimattreuen Deutschen Jugend sowie das Vordringen der Partei in die Rechtsrockszene.

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Download The Convenient Terrorist: Two Whistleblowers’ Stories of by John Kiriakou,Joseph Hickman,Jason Leopold,David Talbot PDF

By John Kiriakou,Joseph Hickman,Jason Leopold,David Talbot

A startling highlight at the darkest corners of America’s “War on Terror,” the place not anything is kind of what it seems.

The handy Terrorist is the definitive within account of the catch, torture, and detention of Abu Zubaydah, the 1st “high-value aim” captured by means of the CIA after September 11. yet used to be Abu Zubaydah, who's nonetheless being indefinitely held by means of the USA below shadowy conditions, the blue-ribbon seize that the Bush White condominium claimed he was once? Authors John Kiriakou, who led the catch of Zubaydah, and Joseph Hickman, who took custody of him at Guantanamo, draw a much more complicated and interesting portrait of the al-Qaeda “mastermind” who turned a logo of torture and the “dark aspect” folks safety. From a one-time American collaborator to a poster boy for waterboarding, Abu Zubaydah turned a “convenient terrorist”—a method for US experts to promote their “War on Terror” to the yank people.

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Download Designing Resilience: Preparing for Extreme Events by Louise K. Comfort,Arjen Boin,Chris C. Demchak PDF

By Louise K. Comfort,Arjen Boin,Chris C. Demchak

In the wake of critical climatic occasions and terrorist acts, and the emergence of risky applied sciences, groups, international locations, and international companies have diligently sought to create techniques to arrange for such occasions. Designing Resilience offers case stories of maximum occasions and analyzes the power of affected contributors, associations, governments, and technological structures to deal with disaster.

This quantity defines resilience because it pertains to catastrophe administration at particular phases: mitigation, prevention, instruction, and reaction and restoration. The booklet illustrates versions through which to guage resilience at degrees starting from members to NGOs to governmental jurisdictions and examines how resilience will be constructed and sustained. a gaggle or nation’s skill to resist occasions and emerge from them with their important associations intact is on the middle of resilience. caliber of reaction, potential to improvise, coordination, flexibility, and persistence also are determinants. person case stories, together with storm Katrina within the usa, the London bombings, and French preparedness for the Avian flu, reveal powerful and useless strategies.

The individuals demonstrate how the complexity and worldwide interconnectivity of contemporary systems—whether they're governments, cellular populations, strength grids, monetary structures, or the Internet—have transcended borders and created a brand new point of publicity that has made them in particular susceptible to severe occasions. but those far-reaching worldwide structures additionally own the facility to alert and reply at higher speeds than ever before.

The authors examine particular features of resilient systems—the traits they own and the way they turn into resilient—to ensure if there are methods to construct a method of resilience from the floor up. As such, Designing Resilience will tell a huge variety of scholars and students in components of public management, public coverage, and the social sciences.

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Download Nonprofit Organizations and the Combatting of Terrorism by Emile van der Does de Willebois PDF

By Emile van der Does de Willebois

one of many ways that terrorist organizations increase and move money, is by utilizing non-profit organizations (NPOs). Ever because the adoption of the designated advice VIII at the abuse of NPOs for Terrorism Financing reasons via the FATF in 2001, nations have struggled to discover a formal solution to handle this power terrorism financing possibility. in lots of very important methods notwithstanding, the paintings of NPOs care for the stipulations conducive to the unfold of terrorism, so it truly is crucial that during attempting to deal with one element of the terrorist danger – terrorism financing- we don't inadvertently shrink the influence of alternative methods of tackling the issue.This article argues that during discussing the danger and the way to handle it, policy-makers must be particular, no longer tainting the full quarter with an analogous brush. almost all governments already have interaction with the NPO zone and people avenues might be used for facing this factor- it truly is inefficient and finally counterproductive to plan a completely new regulatory framework. the last word aim is to augment the transparency of the field- the folks in control of NPOs, their resources of money and especially the way in which these cash are spent. That goal serves a much broader goal than simply countering terrorism financing and touches on many facets of civil society sturdy governance that the field itself and others were debating for a very long time. while devising public coverage in this factor the contribution of the NPO zone to struggling with terrorism be well-known and used to its complete virtue. furthermore the sector’s personal stake in being “clean” and being so looked by means of others may be said, therefore making them an imperative companion in drawing up such guidelines. for a similar cause, self-regulation could be considered.

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Download Jihadi Terrorism: Making of a World War? by Shashi B. Sahai PDF

By Shashi B. Sahai

Jihadi Terrorism is within the air this day across the world. It has come to the centre level of the area, which poses a few pertinent questions. What has introduced it approximately at this aspect of time within the chequered historical past of the area? Is it the confidence of Western powers vis a vis the Muslim international? or the operating sores of Palestine and Kashmir for instance? yet after the top of western imperialism because mid-20th century, Muslim international locations of the center East have by no means been extra unfastened and colourful as this day. Palestine and Kashmir difficulties were there seeing that 1948, yet there has been no terrorism of the type and at the scale as this day. How come it has emerged as a big hazard to peace now? a lot is being acknowledged and written approximately Jihad yet those important questions haven't been touched upon. That leaves a vaccum within the literature at the topic and this ebook is an attempt at filling that.

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Download Breve storia del futuro: Rivista e aggiornata a dieci anni by Jacques Attali PDF

By Jacques Attali

l. a. crisi finanziaria iniziata nel 2008 finirà con un ritorno dell’onnipotenza di Wall road? I disordini finanziari potranno essere gestiti? I fondamentalisti islamici faranno marcia indietro? Il cuore dell’economia mondiale resterà negli Stati Uniti? Il degrado del clima sarà contrastato? Le nuove tecnologie renderanno possibili altre forme di dittatura? Ecco alcuni interrogativi che Attali si pone in questa nuova edizione di Breve storia del futuro, totalmente riscritta alla luce delle crisi finanziarie del 2007-2008 e dei nuovi scenari che hanno prodotto a livello mondiale. E, partendo dall’analisi dell’attuale situazione geopolitica globale, delinea quelle che definisce le cinque “ondate del futuro”, l. a. prima delle quali riguarda il decennio a venire (2015-2025).
Sconvolgimenti demografici, terrorismo, cambiamenti climatici, esaurimento delle risorse, ascesa di nuove potenze e declino dello stile di vita occidentale: ecco i temi analizzati nelle major quattro “ondate” a partire dalla caduta dell’Impero Americano (“prima ondata”) fino alla formazione di un mondo policentrico (“seconda ondata”), sul quale dominerà un “iperimpero” (“terza ondata”) percorso da un “iperconflitto” (“quarta ondata”) dalle conseguenze inimmaginabili.
L’umanità sembra andare verso il proprio annientamento, ma non è questa l. a. conclusione a cui giunge Attali. Se una nuova categoria di uomini, gli “iperumani”, ovvero «individui particolarmente sensibili a questa storia del futuro», riuscirà a dar vita a una nuova classe creativa, portatrice di innovazioni sociali, tecnologiche e artistiche, si potrà costituire una “iperdemocrazia” a livello planetario (“quinta ondata”) in cui los angeles povertà sarà eliminata, l. a. libertà tutelata dai suoi nemici, l’altruismo assunto come valore essenziale. Allora nuovi modi di vivere germoglieranno e le generazioni destiny erediteranno un mondo e un ambiente migliori.

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Download Der Terror ist unter uns: Dschihadismus, Radikalisierung und by Peter R. Neumann PDF

By Peter R. Neumann

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 overseas Centre for the examine 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.

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Download Defining Islam: A Reader (Critical Categories in the Study by Andrew Rippin PDF

By Andrew Rippin

Ever given that a bunch of individuals got here into life who referred to as themselves Muslims and Islam, questions of what it capability to be a member of this staff - who's to be included/excluded and what the necessities for club are - have confirmed to be either divisive and defining. For students and critics, the problem of what constitutes or defines 'Islam' - no matter if analyzing the background of the faith, its particular traditions, sectarian politics, or acts of terrorist - is imperative to any figuring out of matters, cultures and ideas. 'Defining Islam' brings jointly key vintage and modern writings at the nature of Islam to supply scholar readers with the right choice of either fundamental and significant sources.

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