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Hoffman, Bruce 1954-

Works: 196 works in 507 publications in 4 languages and 16,189 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Chronology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: HV6431, 363.325
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Most widely held works about Bruce Hoffman
Most widely held works by Bruce Hoffman
Inside terrorism by Bruce Hoffman( Book )
36 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 3,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this revised edition, the author analyzes the new adversaries, motivations, and tactics of global terrorism that have emerged in recent years, focusing specifically on how Al Qaeda has changed since 9/11; the reasons behind its resiliency, resonance, and longevity; and its successful use of the Internet and videotapes to build public support and gain new recruits. He broadens the discussion by evaluating the potential repercussions of the Iraqi insurgency, the use of suicide bombers, terrorist exploitation of new communications media, and the likelihood of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear terrorist strike. Looking at the U.S., he reconsiders the Timothy McVeigh case and the threats posed by American Christian white supremacists and abortion opponents as well as those posed by militant environmentalists and animal rights activists. He argues that the attacks on the World Trade Center fundamentally transformed the West's view of the terrorist threat
Arms trafficking and Colombia by Kim Cragin( )
16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colombia has experienced significant political instability and violence over the past century due to a number of factors, including the proliferation of small-arms trafficking. The authors identify the sources and routes used by arms traffickers to acquire, buy, sell, receive, transfer, and ship weapons. They also examine the various groups and individuals who purchase and use these munitions. The authors examine Colombia?s political conflict through the lens of small-arms trafficking and conclude with policy implications for the United States
The victims of terrorism an assessment of their influence and growing role in policy, legislation, and the private sector by Bruce Hoffman( )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Organized groups of victims' families and friends have emerged since September 11, 2001, to become a powerful voice in U.S. counterterrorist policy and legislation. These groups were remarkably successful in getting the 9/11 Commission established and in getting the commission's most important recommendations enacted. This report documents these groups and compares them to groups formed in response to other terrorist attacks
The radicalization of diasporas and terrorism a joint conference by the RAND Corporation and the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich by Bruce Hoffman( )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Certain Diaspora communities, frustrated by a perceived war against the Muslim world, have turned against their adopted homelands, targeting the government and its people by supporting terrorist attacks against Western countries through recruitment, fundraising, and training. The problem is exacerbated by the open borders of globalization. Emerging threats must be identified without alienating Diaspora communities and thereby playing into terrorist hands
Security in the Nation's capital and the closure of Pennsylvania Avenue an assessment by Bruce Hoffman( )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This assessment of ways in which Pennsylvania Avenue could have been reopened without compromising the safety and security of the President was completed prior to the September 11th terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It does not examine in detail the physical security requirements in and around the White House, nor is it an exhaustive catalog of the possible measures available for protecting it. Rather, it considers the context and circumstances that influenced the 1995 decision to close the section of Pennsylvania Avenue directly in front of the White House and assesses that decision's continued validity and appropriateness in light of developments, including trends in terrorism and counterterrorism, that have occurred since 1995. Measures that could offset the threat of a truck bomb at the White House while preserving to the greatest extent possible normal traffic patterns and daily life in the city are identified. Although the alternatives discussed have been rendered moot by events following the terrorist attacks, the primary intent of this assessment is to emphasize that any decision about issues as important as the fate of Pennsylvania Avenue should be attended by broad consultation and independent assessment
Responding to terrorism across the technological spectrum by Bruce Hoffman( )
10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In April 1994, the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute held its annual Strategy Conference. This year's theme was "The Revolution in Military Affairs: Defining an Army for the 21st Century." Dr. Bruce Hoffman presented this paper as part of a panel examining "New Technologies and New Threats." Terrorism, of course, is not new. Hoffman warns, however, of the changing nature of terrorism. In the past, terrorists have been motivated by limited political and ideological objectives. Popular images fostered by terrorist events like the bombing of PAN AM Flight 103 and the attack on the Marine Barracks in Beirut notwithstanding, in the past the preponderance of terrorist attacks targeted specific individuals or small groups. The weapons of choice were the pistol, knife, and, on occasion, dynamite. Often the terrorist was a highly-trained individual, a "professional" in pursuit of specific political or ideological objectives. Hoffman warns that, by comparison, the terrorists of today and tomorrow are amateurs. Furthermore, they are likely to act from religious and racial convictions rather than radical political or ideological motivations. Their objective may be to kill large numbers of people. Indeed, they may want to annihilate an entire race or religious group. Not only are these amateurs less predictable and, therefore, more difficult to apprehend before the incident occurs, they have at their disposal lethal devices that range from the relatively simple fertilizer bomb to biologically-altered viruses. Military professionals and civilian planners must contend with warfare at every level. The threat posed by the changing nature of terrorism falls very much within their purview
Terrorismus - der unerklärte Krieg : neue Gefahren politischer Gewalt by Bruce Hoffman( Book )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans une perspective historique, ce livre analyse le terrorisme ethno-nationaliste ou séparatiste de l'époque des décolonisations, son internationalisation avec l'OLP, sa mondialisation sous forme religieuse à partir de la révolution iranienne, sa mutation en terrorisme mercenaire sponsorisé par des Etats et envisage son évolution probable dans les années à venir
Domestic terrorism : a national assessment of state and local preparedness by Kevin Jack Riley( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study analyzes states' and municipalities' terrorism preparedness as a means of providing law enforcement with information about the prevention and control of terrorist activities in the United States. This document reports the results of a 24-month research effort to survey and analyze the key problems and issues confronting state and local law enforcement agencies in countering such threats. The study's three principal tasks were (1) to conduct a national survey of these agencies to assess how they perceive the threat of terrorism and to identify counterterrorism programs currently being used, (2) to select 10 jurisdictions to examine in detail how they have adapted to the threat of terrorism, and (3) to identify agencies' programs developed to counter potential future terrorist threats in conjunction with the development of a prospective future research agenda
The evolution of the global terrorist threat : from 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's death by Bruce Hoffman( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examining each major terrorist act and campaign of the decade following September 11, 2001, internationally recognized scholars launch original studies of the involvement of global terrorist leaders and organizations in these incidents and the planning, organization, execution, recruitment, and training that went into them. Their work relays the changing character of al-Qaeda and its affiliates since the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq and the sophisticated elements that, despite the West's best counterterrorism efforts, continue to exert substantial and sustained control over terrorist opera
Terrorism in the United States and the potential threat to nuclear facilities by Bruce Hoffman( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This report examines the threat posed by terrorists to U.S. nuclear weapons production and research facilities. It identifies and reviews the activities of three classes of terrorist groups in the United States: (1) ethnic separatist and emigre groups; (2) left-wing radical organizations; and (3) right-wing racist, anti-authority, survivalist-type groups. Although the situation could change suddenly in the future, the historical record suggests that U.S.-based terrorist groups are unlikely to attack a defended site such as a nuclear weapons facility. However, it is not possible to rule out such an attack by a terrorist group operating in the United States at the behest and under the direction of a foreign government. These state-sponsored terrorists have greater resources and fewer political constraints, and therefore pose a potentially greater threat to nuclear weapons sites."--Rand Abstracts
The urbanization of insurgency : the potential challenge to U.S. Army operations by Jennifer M Taw( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report evaluates the effects of urbanization and population growth on the conduct of insurgency/counterinsurgency operations and assesses the U.S.'s ability to effectively support foreign nations' counterinsurgency activities. The report argues that as the dual demographic trends of rapid population growth and urbanization continue to change the face of the developing world, the likelihood of urban insurgency is increasing. It also argues that although urban insurgencies have traditionally been the easiest kind to defeat, that may no longer be the case. This means that governments, no longer able to simply rely on their urban counterterrorist or rural counterinsurgency strategies, will have to develop a hybrid strategy that prepares them to fight a broad-based insurgency across rural and urban environments. The report concludes that the United States can provide only limited support in these efforts, because it has neither the resources nor the will to become directly involved. The United States must realize that there are factors over which it has no control and that before committing its support to a counterinsurgency effort, it must determine how much it is willing to spend, how much it can control, how its efforts will be perceived, and the minimum outcome it will accept
The impact of terrorism on public opinion, 1988 to 1989 by Theodore Downes-Le Guin( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This document examines the relationship between terrorism and public opinion and is based on research that was conducted in 1988 and 1989 as part of a study examining the impact of terrorism on the public. The authors look at the relationship on two levels. On a descriptive level, they examined how the public reacts to terrorism and terrorists and elicited its preferences for terrorist countermeasures. On a systematic level, they posited some ideas for how the data may be interpreted in the context of contemporaneous terrorist countermeasure policy. The analysis used data from 1988 and 1989, a period of relatively intense activity for and political sensitivity to international terrorism. The study concludes that the majority of people realize what a complex problem terrorism presents. What people are evidently ready for is more considered--and more flexible--policy and response. In contrast to the rigid "no blackmail, no concessions" policies that successive U.S. presidential administrations have embraced, at least publicly, there appears to be support for a more flexible policy in dealing with hostage episodes that would allow greater room for maneuver than in the past
Insurgency and counterinsurgency in Iraq by Bruce Hoffman( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For 50 years, the United States has had ill-fated experiences in effectively fighting insurgencies. In counterinsurgency terms, Vietnam and Iraq form two legs of a historically fraught triangle-with El Salvador providing the connecting leg. In light of this history, the author analyzes where the United States has gone wrong in Iraq; what unique challenges the conflict presents to coalition forces deployed there; and what light both shed on future counterinsurgency planning, operations, and requirements
The United States, Europe, and the Wider Middle East by Shahram Chubin( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These proceedings present an informal discussion among a group of experts who explored a set of five topics: the insurgency in Iraq, the Arab-Israeli situation, the terrorist threat, internal security in Saudi Arabia, and Iran and the proliferation of WMD. Each topic was addressed with an eye toward understanding their implications for the region as a whole and exploring what the broader consequences might be for American and European policy
Recent trends and future prospects of terrorism in the United States by Bruce Hoffman( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report examines recent trends and future prospects of terrorism in the United States and assesses their implications for the possibility of a terrorist group attempting an act of nuclear terrorism involving either the theft of a weapons system or strategic nuclear material, or an attack on a weapons facility. The findings suggest that, while the volume of annual terrorist incidents in the United States is fairly small, there are emerging trends of ideologically motivated terrorism by groups espousing white supremacist and anti-federalist beliefs or opposing specific policies such as abortion. These trends warrant continued close attention
Recent trends and future prospects of Iranian sponsored international terrorism by Bruce Hoffman( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International terrorism has been a prominent feature of Iran's foreign policy since its 1979 revolution. This report examines the rationale of Iran's international terrorism campaign, its trends and patterns of activity over the past six years, and the Iranian personalities behind the policy. It assesses the future course of Iran's policy of supporting terrorism and focuses on the ongoing power struggles within the Iranian regime that are likely to determine the country's foreign policy now that Khomeini has died
Right-wing terrorism in Europe by Bruce Hoffman( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Note presents an analysis of right-wing terrorism in Europe. It considers the phenomenon of right-wing terrorism--its methods, aims, and prospects. It examines the right-wing or neo-Nazi/neo-fascist organizations presently active in Italy, West Germany, and France. It analyzes the origins of recent violent right-wing activity and touches on the recent historical background of these groups, their ideology and mindset, targeting and modus operandi, international connections, and their possible effect on U.S. interests. The likely future actions of right-wing terrorists cannot be predicted, but it can be said at this time there seems to be no danger that right-wing terrorists can actually "take over" anywhere. But they can--and do--create a climate that has destabilizing effects on the countries in which they operate and therefore on the NATO alliance as well; thus, they pose an indirect danger to the security of the United States
The Rand chronology of international terrorism for 1986 by Karen Gardela( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The RAND Corporation annually publishes a chronology of international terrorism. The chronology contains data on international terrorist incidents since 1968, derived from the open literature--newspapers, journals, radio broadcasts, and the foreign press. It provides a comprehensive database with which trends in various aspects of terrorism can be analyzed. This report details and analyzes incidents recorded in the chronology for 1986. Terrorism is here defined as violence, or the threat of violence, calculated to create an atmosphere of fear and alarm. International terrorism, the concern of this study, is defined as incidents in which terrorists go abroad to strike their targets, select victims or targets that have connections with a foreign state, or create international incidents. Among the tactics included in the chronology are kidnapping, bombing, attacks on installations, hijackings, barricade and hostage situations, assassinations and shootings, and incidents involving significant threats or conspiracies. Appendixes include a statistical abstract based on the chronology, as well as several pertinent charts and tables, and a bibliography of terrorist perpetrators
Defense policy and low-intensity conflict : the development of Britain's "small wars" doctrine during the 1950s by Bruce Hoffman( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report examines the planning and conduct of three counterinsurgency campaigns waged by Great Britain in Malaya, Kenya, and Cyprus during the 1950s. Certain mistakes were repeated in each conflict, from which the following lessons can be drawn: (1) the administration, police, and military should be coordinated under a single individual; (2) intelligence gathering and collation should be coordinated under a single authority; (3) late recognition of an insurgency is costly; (4) large-scale formal operations should not be emphasized in lieu of special forces operations; (5) routine police work should continue; and (6) without sufficient low-intensity-conflict training for troops and appropriate materiel, the conflict will last longer and cost more. The authors point out that situational factors must be considered in an insurgency; also critical is the nature of the insurgency, especially the broadness of its appeal
Lessons for contemporary counterinsurgencies : the Rhodesian experience by Bruce Hoffman( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Hoffman, B. 1954-
Hoffman, B. (Bruce), 1954-
Hoffman, Bruce R.
Hoffman, Bruce R. 1954-
Hoffmann Bruce
Hoffmann, Bruce 1954-
Hofman, Brūs 1954-
האפמאן, ברוס 1954-
הופמן, ברוס 1954-
ホフマン, ブルース
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