Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Terrorism: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

In counterterrorism circles, the standard response to questions about the possibility of future attacks isthe terse one-liner: “Not if, but when.” This mantra supposedly conveys a realistic approach to the problem, but, as Joseba Zulaika argues in Terrorism, it functions … Continue reading

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Combating Jihadism: American Hegemony and Interstate Cooperation in the War on Terrorism

Although terrorism is an age-old phenomenon, jihadist ideology is distinctive in its ambition to overthrow the modern state system, abandon the principle of state sovereignty, and destroy the foundations of world order. Barak Mendelsohn argues that a crucial element in … Continue reading

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Unconventional Weapons and International Terrorism: Challenges and New Approaches

In recent years, senior policy officials have highlighted increased signs of convergence between terrorism and unconventional (CBRN) weapons. Terrorism now involves technologies available to anyone, anywhere, anytime, deployed through innovative solutions. This indicates a new and more complex global security … Continue reading

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How You Can Kill Al Qaeda: (In 3 Easy Steps)

Offering an alternative to conventional, ineffective methods of shutting down Al Qaeda, this handbook unlocks the secrets of the organization and provides a simple strategy for disempowering the terrorists via the internet. The practical, populist formula calls for individuals to … Continue reading

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Combating Piracy: Intellectual Property Theft and Fraud

Fraud and piracy of products and ideas have become common in the early twenty-first century, as opportunities to commit them expand, and technology makes fraud and piracy easy to carry out. In Combating Piracy: Intellectual Property Theft and Fraud, Jay … Continue reading

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The World Heroin Market: Can Supply Be Cut? (Studies in Crime and Public Policy)

Heroin is universally considered the world’s most harmful illegal drug. This is due not only to the damaging effects of the drug itself, but also to the spread of AIDS tied to its use. Burgeoning illegal mass consumption in the … Continue reading

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Threat Assessment and Management Strategies: Identifying the Howlers and Hunters

A crucial step in any successful threat management process is knowledge of the players involved. Some individuals truly intend violence (known as hunters), while others merely want to threaten or draw attention to themselves (howlers). Threat Assessment and Management Strategies: … Continue reading

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Terrorism and the Politics of Response (Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies)

This inter-disciplinary edited volume critically examines the dynamics of the War on Terror, focusing on the theme of the politics of response. The book explores both how responses to terrorism – by politicians, authorities and the media – legitimise particular … Continue reading

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War, Torture and Terrorism: Rethinking the Rules of International Security (Contemporary Security Studies)

This book seeks to demonstrate how rules not only guide a variety of practices within international politics but also contribute to the chaos and tension on the part of agents in light of the structures they sustain. Four central themes- … Continue reading

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Terrorist Recognition Handbook: A Practitioner’s Manual for Predicting and Identifying Terrorist Activities, Second Edition

Effective counterterrorism requires a non-prejudicial understanding of terrorist motives and methods. Security professionals need to identify who terrorists might be, recognize pre-incident indicators of terrorist activity, and competently analyze intelligence information. Unfortunately, most terrorist education comes in short, sketchy briefings, … Continue reading

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