U.S. Department of State Reports with Supplementary Documents and Statistics
Author: Anna Sabasteanski
Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group
Category: Political Science
"A comprehensive reference--designed for military, government, and security professionals as well as students of politics, international relations, history, public policy, homeland security, foreign policy, emergency management, and military science--that collates the U.S. Department of State reports on terrorism, Patterns of Global Terrorism, with additional analytical and statistical material"--Provided by publisher.
Examining major terrorist acts and campaigns undertaken in the decade following September 11, 2001, internationally recognized scholars study 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 captures the changing character of al-Qaeda and its affiliates since the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the sophisticated elements that, despite the West's best counterterrorism efforts, continue to exert substantial direction over jihadist terrorist operations. Through case studies of terrorist acts and offensives occurring both in and outside the West, the volume's contributors investigate al-Qaeda and other related entities as they adapted to the strategies of Operation Enduring Freedom and subsequent U.S.-led global counterterrorism programs. They explore whether Osama bin Laden was indeed reduced to a mere figurehead before his death or continued to influence al-Qaeda's global activities. Did al-Qaeda become a loose collection of individuals and ideas following its expulsion from Afghanistan, or was it reborn as a transnational terrorist structure powered by a well-articulated ideology? What is the preeminent terrorist threat we face today, and what will it look like in the future? This anthology pinpoints the critical patterns and strategies that will inform counterterrorism in the coming decades.
This book is an investigation of Muslims' perceptions of Islamic Fundamentalism and of United States foreign policy. It specifically deals with the impact of the "Bush Doctrine" and examines how this doctrine served as a "social-political mechanism" for mobilizing many Muslims. The book offers guidance in how to end an era of distrust and discord between the Muslim and Western worlds.
Focuses on occurrences of global terrorism during 1993. Lists occurrences by continent and state and gives information on terrorist attacks. Appendices contain lists of significant terrorist incidents, background information on major terrorist groups, a statistical review and a map of terrorist incidents. Photos, charts and tables.