Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice by Ana Maria Salinas De Frias, Katja Samuel, Nigel White

By Ana Maria Salinas De Frias, Katja Samuel, Nigel White

The reaction of governments to terrorism is among the such a lot debatable problems with the twenty-first century. Balancing the need to accomplish safeguard with the safeguarding of human rights has proved to be hugely contentious.

This e-book analyzes the foreign rule of legislations framework within which counter-terrorism responses happen, specifically these of foreign human rights, humanitarian, legal, and refugee legislations. It makes a speciality of the most urgent, rising and/or under-researched matters and tensions, together with: the coverage offerings linked to assembly defense imperatives; the tensions among the felony justice method of counter-terrorism and the army strategy; the id of lacunae inside of present criminal frameworks; and tensions among government, judicial, and legislative responses.

It addresses a variety of concerns, resembling: an research of key felony ideas; emergency and government measures; radicalization; governmental impunity; category, management and remedy of battlefield detainees; extrajudicial and precise killings; kinds of, and remedy in, detention; non-refoulement; diplomatic assurances; interrogation as opposed to torture; impressive rendition; discrimination; reparations for sufferers of terrorist assaults and defense responses; (mis)use of army and immigration tribunals; judicial and institutional built and rising rule of legislations norms on terrorism; non-judicial oversight by way of democratic responsibility; importance of rule of legislations rules to non-legal counter-terrorist coverage; and the id and research of most sensible practices.

Drawing jointly a magnificent spectrum of felony and non-legal, nationwide and institutional, practitioner, coverage and educational services, this e-book is an unmissable reference paintings on all points of counter-terrorism coverage.

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Guide to Islamist Movements by Barry Rubin

By Barry Rubin

Barry Rubin (ed.)

This is the 1st complete advisor to today's most crucial, but least understood transnational ideology - political Islamism. The move takes many types, starting from electoral participation to innovative terrorism and international jihad, and impacts the politics of almost each state worldwide. The advisor examines the movement's diversified teams, principles, and actions, together with the ideals, organizational constructions, and interactions of different teams. It specializes in thinkers and ideologies, events and events, and responding govt rules and repression. The advisor starts off with common essays. the 1st is an outline of latest Islamism that assesses its roots within the background of Islam and strains the increase of Islamist concept throughout the 20th century to modern instances. the second one essay addresses the idea that of 'global jihad' and jihadist routine, in particular in courting to terrorism, and offers history to some of the teams and hobbies mentioned within the ebook. Following those introductions, sections are equipped geographically and canopy the components of extreme, and identified, Islamist task - Sub-Shaharan Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific, imperative Asia, North Africa and the center East, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere. Essays in the sections research particular international locations and areas, and element the teams and actions inside of those components. The essays comprise designated bibliographic details for extra research.

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Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lanka by Mahinda Deegalle

By Mahinda Deegalle

Interdisciplinary in its procedure, this e-book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces relating to the ongoing ethnic clash and violence in modern Sri Lanka. favourite students within the fields of anthropology, heritage, Buddhist experiences and Pali study a number of dimensions of the matter. Buddhist responses to the difficulty are mentioned intimately, besides how Buddhism might help to create peace in Sri Lanka. comparing the function of Buddhists and their associations in bringing approximately an finish to conflict and violence in addition to very likely heightening the matter, this assortment places ahead a serious research of the non secular stipulations contributing to carrying on with hostilities.

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The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Terror by David Hoffman

By David Hoffman

This in-depth research allegedly uncovers terrifying information regarding the tragic Oklahoma urban bombing and means that terrorist acts are utilized by the govt. to extend wiretapping, seek and seizure, and invasive surveillance of personal electorate. images & illustrations.

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In search of Robert E. Lee by Chuck Lawliss

By Chuck Lawliss

During this, the final word photographic tribute to Robert E. Lee, writer and photographer Chuck Lawliss has captured on movie the entire significant websites linked to Lee as they're at the present time, from his plantation birthplace in the course of the Civil conflict battlefields to his ultimate resting position at Washington and Lee college.

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Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden--from 9/11 to by Peter L. Bergen

By Peter L. Bergen

The gripping account of the decade-long hunt for the world's so much sought after man.

It used to be just a week ahead of Sep 11 that Peter Bergen grew to become within the manuscript of Holy struggle, Inc., the tale of Osama bin Laden--whom Bergen had as soon as interviewed in a dust hut in Afghanistan--and his statement of struggle on the USA. The booklet turned a New York instances bestseller and the fundamental portrait of the main ambitious terrorist firm of our time. Now, in Manhunt, Bergen selections up the thread with this taut but panoramic account of the pursuit and killing of bin weighted down.

Here are riveting new information of bin Laden’s flight after the crushing defeat of the Taliban to Tora Bora, the place American forces got here startlingly on the subject of shooting him, and of the fugitive leader’s makes an attempt to discover a safe hiding position. because the in basic terms journalist to realize entry to bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound sooner than the Pakistani govt demolished it, Bergen paints a shiny photograph of bin Laden’s grim, Spartan lifestyles in hiding and his fight to keep up keep watch over of al-Qaeda whilst American drones systematically picked off his key lieutenants.

Half a global away, CIA analysts haunted by way of the intelligence mess ups that ended in 11th of September and the WMD fiasco pored over the tiniest of clues earlier than homing in at the guy they known as "the Kuwaiti"--who led them to a weird construction with twelve-foot-high partitions and safeguard cameras below a mile from a Pakistani army academy. This was once the courier who may unwittingly steer them to bin weighted down, now a prisoner of his personal making yet nonetheless plotting to devastate the U.S..

Bergen takes us contained in the scenario Room, the place President Obama considers the COAs (courses of motion) offered by way of his struggle council and gets conflicting recommendation from his most sensible advisors earlier than determining to probability the raid that might swap history--and then contained in the Joint certain Operations Command, whose "secret warriors," the SEALs, may execute Operation Neptune Spear. From the instant Black Hawks take off from Afghanistan till bin weighted down utters his final phrases, Manhunt reads like a thriller.

Based on exhaustive learn and exceptional entry to White residence officers, CIA analysts, Pakistani intelligence, and the army, this can be the definitive account of ten years in pursuit of bin encumbered and of the twilight of al-Qaeda.

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Violent Geographies: Fear, Terror, and Political Violence by Derek Gregory, Allan Pred

By Derek Gregory, Allan Pred

Derek Gregory and Allan Pred's "Spaces of Terror" is necessary geography's rejoinder to "The Geographical Dimensions of Terrorism", which got here from geography's mainstream institution. Gregory and Pred, either eminent of their box, have introduced jointly a skilled crew of geographers, either younger and good validated, to examine how territory and area delimits and shapes either terrorism and political violence in wide selection of areas. The overreaching target of this paintings is to teach how political violence, specially terrorism, 'ruptures the easy contrast among "the global" and the "local" by means of folding transnational geopolitical innovations into the intimacies of daily life'. It is going a long way past 9-11, relocating backward in heritage and around the globe to enquire the heightened states of emergency happening round the world.

"Violent Geographies is vital to figuring out how the politics of worry, terror, and violence in being principally hidden geographically can merely be uncovered in like demeanour. The 'War on Terror' ultimately gets the coolly severe research its ritual invocation has lengthy required."

—John Agnew, Professor of Geography, UCLA

"Urgent, passionate and deeply humane, Violent Geographies is uncomfortable yet totally compelling examining. a vital advisor to a global splintered and wounded by means of worry and aggression—this is geography at its so much politically engaged, traditionally delicate, and intellectually brave."

—Ben Highmore, college of Sussex

"This is what a ‘public geography’ will be all approximately: acute research of momentous problems with our time in an obtainable language. Gregory and Pred have assembled a peerless team of severe geographers whose essays modify traditional understandings of terror, violence, and worry. No mere gazetteer, Violent Geographies exhibits how position, house and panorama are principal parts of the true and imagined practices that represent organised violence prior and current. for those who concept terror, violence, and worry have been the pro protect of safety analysts and international affairs specialists this e-book will strength you to imagine again."

—Noel Castree, institution of setting and improvement, Manchester collage

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The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity by Stuart McLean

By Stuart McLean

The occasion and its Terrors undertakes a serious reimagining of 1 of the key occasions of Irish history―the nice Famine of the 1840s―and of its next legacies. Drawing on quite a lot of assets, previous and current, it considers the emergence of the Famine as an item of ancient wisdom and controversy in regards either to the event of modernity and to the creation of educational and nationalist histories in colonial and post-independence eire. In doing so, it explores the potential for substitute modes of engagement with the prior through modern eyewitness bills, oral histories, literature, folklore, and present-day commemorative occasions.

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Sleepwalking to Surrender: Dealing with Terrorism in by Khaled Ahmed

By Khaled Ahmed

Pakistan continues to be near to changing into a failed kingdom as a result of its decades-old perform of utilizing proxy warriors within the sector. as a result weakening of the writ of the nation, neither governance nor the economic system can functionality typically; in truth, a few say the 2 robust entities in today’s Pakistan are the Taliban and the army.

Non-state actors and the extremist terror clothes they keep watch over, pursue extortion, kidnapping and homicide to fund their actions and obtain ideological, monetary and logistical help from the deep kingdom. the military keeps to take advantage of them in its India-centric time table. Civilian associations are intimidated and people who communicate out opposed to the fear clothes turn into objectives in their retribution. Violence, no longer legislations, more and more instructions human behavior and the state’s willingness to go into into ‘peace talks’ with the Taliban is seen as a kind of quit to extremism.

Khaled Ahmed is Pakistan’s most valuable columnist and his ambitious services at the ideologies of extremism is the world over said. In Sleepwalking to give up, he analyses the negative toll terrorism has taken on Pakistan and appraises the portents for the longer term.

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al-Qaeda: From Global Network to Local Franchise by Christina Hellmich

By Christina Hellmich

Due to the fact that 11th of September, al-Qaeda has ruled American discussions of nationwide and overseas safety. but conflicting assumptions in regards to the nature of the gang and the results of bin Ladin's demise abound. instead of simply offering one more biography of al-Qaeda, Christina Hellmich forensically examines the main authoritative resources on which the current figuring out of al-Qaeda is based, studying the discrepancies among what's said and what can realistically be recognized. the result's a penetrating perception into a firm that for all its notoriety is likely one of the least understood of our time.

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