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Assessing the War on Terror : Western and Middle Eastern Perspectives.

Author: Charles Webel; Mark Tomass
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Series: Contemporary terrorism studies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Webel, Charles.
Assessing the War on Terror : Western and Middle Eastern Perspectives.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Webel; Mark Tomass
ISBN: 9781315469157 1315469154 9781315469164 1315469162
OCLC Number: 973832281
Description: 1 online resource (303 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of tables; Notes on contributors; Introduction; PART I Framing and assessing the War on Terror; 1 The evil scourge of terrorism; 2 The complex relationship between peacebuilding and terrorism approaches: towards post-terrorism and a post-liberal peace?; 3 Trauma and the city: the psychology of America's terrorism trauma; PART II Hearing from the victims of terror-inflicted regions; 4 The Syrian tragedy: the role of the West, a government insider's account; 5 Iraq: a victim of terror and the War on Terror. 6 The ideological origins of ISIS: fighting terror with common sense7 Winning the hearts and minds of the Pukhtuns of Afghanistan and Northwest Pakistan with altruism, public health and development, not by terrorism and counterterrorism; PART III Calculating the costs of the War on Terror; 8 The global war on terrorism: how ethical and effective?; 9 Led astray: legal and moral blowback from the global War on Terror; 10 Terror from above and within: the hidden cultural and political costs of lethal drones; PART IV Analyzing, negotiating with, and ending terror groups. 11 A dialogue on why Western youth are attracted to ISIS12 Negotiating with the Taliban: not war on terrorism, but dialogue for solutions; 13 A tale of two CTs: a ground-level counterinsurgency perspective on Belgian counter-terrorism measures; 14 The 'war on terrorism': what does it mean to win?; Conclusion; Index.
Series Title: Contemporary terrorism studies.

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'This impressive work demonstrates that the Global War On Terror (GWOT) is both ineffective and inhumane, and that there are better, more ethical ways to deal with political violence. Especially Read more...

 
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