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National criminal justice systems are slowly integrating in an effort to combat cross border criminality. New Perspectives on the Structure of Transnational Criminal Justice provides a forum for critical perspectives on this evolving system, with the goal of testing and challenging conceptions of transnational criminal law. Collectively, the papers in this special issue investigate the main symbolic and material characteristics of this space of justice, how it is organized and what dynamics shape its functionality and impact.
Peacekeeping and the Asia-Pacific explores the politics, challenges, and future of UN peacekeeping operations from the Asia-Pacific. The first section looks at contributions from the sub-regions: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. The second section of the book looks at individual country case studies including: Australia, Solomon Islands, Japan, and Thailand. The third, and concluding, section consists of a theoretical summary on the central conceptual theme of Asian motivations for PKO contributions.
This content was originally published in vols. 18:3-4 and 19:3-4 of the Journal of International Peacekeeping.
Author: IBA
As a response to recent global terrorist activities, The International Bar Association (IBA) established a Task Force on International Terrorism which has examined the problems of modern terrorism from the perspective of the rule of law and international law and practice. In its recent report, reproduced here, The Task Force analyses the impact of recent terrorist events on international law and the response by both individual states and the international community. It explores areas of law which need to be further developed and promotes the fundamental values underpinning the international legal system. The report suggests means by which the international community can co-operate to deter, prevent and bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorist acts.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
Author: Yonah Alexander
For the fourth volume of terrorist group profiles we have selected several major Palestinian secular groups. Fatah (meaning "conquest"), formed by Yasser Arafat in 1958, is the largest body within the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). Currently, Fatahâ??s Tanzim, Force 17, the al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades, and other affiliate groups are engaged in terrorist activities against Israel.

Two other major movements within the PLO are the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), established in 1967 by George Habash, and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), founded by Nayef Hawatmeh. Both organizations seek to liberate Palestine through an â??armed struggleâ?.

The aim of this book, like the earlier volumes on al-Qaida, the ETA, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad, is not to glorify terrorist movements. Rather it is designed to provide an easily accessible reference for academics, policy makers, reporters, and other interested individuals on the most active secular Palestinian terrorists groups. This volume exposes much of their mystique and thereby places them in perspective as three of the many challenges facing the international community in the 21st century.

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European Experiences, Threat Perceptions and Policies
The shocking events of 11 September 2001 in the United States drew worldwide attention to the terrorist phenomenon. Confronting Terrorism focuses on terrorism and the struggle against it in Europe: on recent experiences, threat perceptions and the policies of several European countries, including the effects produced by the 11 September attacks.
Specialists from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Greece analyse the development of threat perceptions concerning terrorism and counter-terrorist policy-making in their respective countries. To facilitate comparisons between their findings, they have worked from an identical set of questions. Their chapters are followed by contributions on relevant policy-making and decisions in the European Union, and on the European input in United Nations policy-making processes. A summary of main conclusions and recommendations is also presented.
Author: Yonah Alexander
This volume profiles Hamas (Harakat al-Mugawama al-Islamiya), main radical Islamic terrorist group dedicated to the destruction of the State of Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, smaller in size but equally committed to eliminating Israel through political violence.

The aim of this book is not to glorify terrorist movements. Rather it is designed to provide an easily accessible reference for academics, policy makers, reporters, and other interested individuals on two of the most notorious Palestinian terrorist groups.

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Author: Douglas Davids

This well-researched and informative book paves the way for policymakers to develop that will and take that necessary action. With a convincingly detailed demonstration that narco-terrorism is a thriving reality, citing, for example, facilities that combine guerilla training and drug processing, and documenting meetings between political leaders and drug lords, the author lays out a powerful program that coordinates strong legal, political, military, and social education initiatives which, taken together, will at last allow us to contain this growing menace.

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This timely book addresses the threats to and responses by Corporate America, U.S. labor, and the U.S. government triggered by the unprecedented September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The text details these incidents and assesses their human and financial costs; the multi-dimensional aspects of terrorism and its historical context; and the U.S. business community at home and abroad as principal targets of terrorism over the last 40 years. Next, the volume describes the costs of the September 11 attacks in terms of economic indicators, financial markets, and the impact on local, state, and national levels.

The publication covers the multi-faceted responses of Corporate America focusing on industry sectors, companies, and implications to conducting business in the twenty-first century. Industries and companies that may experience growth as a result of corporate, government, and military responses to terrorism are highlighted. Terrorism’s impact on the physical, psychological, and financial well-being of U.S. labor is described. Management costs due to terrorism are analyzed. Government responses to terrorism in terms of assuaging financial and human costs, stimulating the economy, and taking measures to reduce the threat of future terrorist incidents are noted. The conclusion highlights lessons learned and discusses future terrorist threats. An extensive bibliography enables the reader to reference additional materials for further study. An index provides easy access to key subjects in the book.

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U.S. assets and citizens remain the number one target of international terrorism. The events of September 11th clearly show the dimensions such attacks can reach. This volume catalyzes the thinking of the medical community and informs those who will rely on it capabilities in these uncertain times.
Terrorism and Medical Responses: U.S. Lessons and Policy Implications is an initiative undertaken by the International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS) and the National Security Health Policy Center (NSHPC), both at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and aims at improving medical response in this important area of public concern.

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The internationalization and brutalization of modern terrorism makes it very clear that we have entered into an age of super and cyber terrorism with its serious implications for national, regional, and global security concerns. The legal response to this challenge is critical.
This volume focuses on a broad range of relevant topics (e.g., definitions; human rights; ethnic, racial, and religious intolerance and violence) and selected legislation, treaties, and cases.

The materials incorporated in this publication is selected specifically from proceedings of several international seminars held in Washington, DC, as well as the legal research conducted at the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies (International Law Institute) and the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies (administered by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies).

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