This is the first comprehensive, single-volume collection of terrorism documents. The editor assembled material from both governmental and nongovernmental source relating to the prevention and suppression of terrorism. The collection constitutes a valuable research tool for academics and also for those concerned with implementing instruments to combat terrorism.
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. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
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, FatahÃ¢??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 Ã¢??armed struggleÃ¢?Â. 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. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
Yonah Alexander and Milton Hoenig
This timely book contains excerpts from authoritative testimony, speeches and reports of political leaders, members of Congress, and leading experts who lay out a roadmap for understanding the nation's growing concern and response to the threat of super terrorism. It highlights warnings on the domestic and international threat form reports of the Bremer Commission, Gilmore Commission, Hart-Rudman Commission, Baker-Cutler Report and the USS Cole Commission. The text features statements and assessments of Madeleine Albright, Ahmed Al-Fadl, Ken Alibek, Seth Carus, Bill Clinton, Anthony Cordesman, John Deutch, Louis Freeh, Donald Henderson, Joshua Lederberg, Sam Nunn, John Parachini, Janet Reno, George Tenet and others. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
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. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
Yonah Alexander and Michael Swetnam
The al-Qaida informal and loose international network in over 50 countries has been responsible for spectacular terrorist operations such as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York, the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa, and is apparently linked to the attack of the destroyer USS Cole in Aden, Yemen, in 2000 and the September 11th, 2001 events in New York City and Washington,DC. The purpose of this book is not to glorify bin Laden and al-Qaida. Rather, it is designed to provide an easily accessible reference for academics, policymakers, reporters and other interested individuals on one of the most notorious terrorist groups. The volume exposes much of al-Qaida's mystique and thereby places it in perspective as one of the many challenges facing the international community in the 21st Century. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
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). Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
The United Kingdom provides a useful model of the effectiveness of counter-terrorism responses in that the same measures were applied to both international and domestic terrorism with differing results. The United Kingdom’s legal responses to the challenge of terrorism constitutes a substantial and far ranging body of executive and legislative acts, international treaties and conventions, and court cases. This book constitutes the first academic effort after the September 11, 2001 brutal attacks to study the UK’s legal experience and provides lessons for other democracies combating terrorism at home and abroad. Material included in the volume consists of a large body of documents such as the Prime Minister’s statement concerning al-Qaida; the Terrorism Act 2000; the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001; the Human Rights Act of 1998; the Treaty of Maastricht; and numerous other court cases (e.g. the bombing of Pan Am 103). Important cases reproduced include Al Magrahi, Kebeline, and Chahal. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.