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Countering terrorism : can we meet the threat of global violence?

Countering terrorism : can we meet the threat of global violence?

Author: Michael Chandler; Rohan Gunaratna
Publisher: London : Reaktion, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book examines the recent history of terrorism, from 9/11 to the Madrid bombings to deadly strikes in the Middle East, and asks why the overall response to terrorism has been "so abysmal, slow, piecemeal, and to a large extent far from effective?" It argues that by allowing politics to trump the need for trans-national cooperation, the international community -- and particularly the United States -- has  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Chandler; Rohan Gunaratna
ISBN: 9781861893086 1861893086
OCLC Number: 300281549
Description: 240 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The current and future terrorist threat. --
2. To know and understand one's enemy. --
3. Iraq : a strategic defeat? --
4. Iran : the open flank. --
5. Terrorism : an enduring threat. --
6. The United Nations : rising to the challenge. --
7. Afghanistan : the Taliban and the threat beyond. --
8. Initial reactions to 9/11. --
9. Towards tougher sanctions. --
10. Life-blood of terrorism. --
11. Terrorism and modern communications. --
12. The reluctant leadership. --
13. Pathways out of violence.
Responsibility: Michael Chandler and Rohan Gunaratna.


An examination of responses to terrorism around the globe, looking not only at 9/11 but also the London and Madrid bombings, as well as terrorist activity in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India,  Read more...


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Chandler and Gunaratna say Western liberals still woefully underestimate the scale of the threat. They are right. The seeds of our destruction are within ourselves. The Mail on Sunday The clearly Read more...

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