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Countering Terrorism : Can We Meet the Threat of Global Violence? (Hardcover)

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Five years after 9/11, we?question whether or not terrorist activity has actually decreased. Terrorist networks still span the globe and, some argue, they are more powerful than ever. Yet in this era of rigid security and U.S.-led wars on multiple continents, countries are at odds about how to deal with the looming threat?and chaotic aftermath?of terrorist acts. In Countering Terrorism, Rohan Gunaratna and Michael Chandler sift through political commentary, military maneuvering, and the tangled web of international diplomacy to put us on alert: The world has missed a prime opportunity to crush terrorism.

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Chandler and Gunaratna are among the world?s foremost experts on international terrorism, having logged between them over forty years of firsthand experience in the field and planning rooms, analyzing and dealing with an unceasing succession of terrorist threats and conflicts. Chandler and Gunaratna employ their unparalleled expertise to probe the catastrophic attacks so indelibly seared into the history of the early twenty-first century, from 9/11 to the Madrid bombings to deadly strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Palestine, and elsewhere. They ask the hard questions we never hear on nightly newscasts: Why has the overall response to terrorism after 9/11 been ?so abysmal, slow, piecemeal, and to a large extent far from effective?? Why have some countries, despite international criticism, disregarded universally accepted humanitarian norms when handling the prosecution of terrorist suspects?

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By allowing politics to trump the need for trans-national cooperation, the authors contend, the international community?and particularly the United States?has squandered an opportunity to combat terrorism with a united and powerful force.? Thus what should have been a watershed moment in international relations vanished as effective long-term policies were shunned in favor of short-term political expediency.

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From arguing the Iraq War has been a ?strategic defeat? to Afghanistan?s struggle against the Taliban to the rapidly growing geopolitical role of Iran, Countering Terrorism investigates the reality of the changes that followed the bombings and attacks and examines global terrorism from every angle, including the social and economic underpinnings of terror networks. Scholars, experts, and citizens have appealed for a re-evaluation of today?s increasingly ineffective ?War on Terror? policies, and Chandler and Gunaratna answer this call with clear and concise proposals for future dealings with global terrorism.

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The projected end results of the wars, terrorist attacks, and political upheavals tearing nations apart today are rarely anything but bleak. But Countering Terrorism challenges today?s chaotic status quo, offering penetrating analysis and a radically new perspective essential to grappling with the complexities of terrorist activity and counterintelligence today.

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"A timely book that fills a lacuna in the counter-terrorism literature and has to be on the bookshelf of any decision-maker, scholar, student and anyone who is interested in understanding the current and the future trends of international terrorism and the strategies that has to be taken to combat this threat."--Dr. Boaz Ganor, author of The Counter-Terrorism Puzzle: A Guide for Decisionmakers

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Publisher Reaktion Books
Mfg Part# 9781861893086
SKU 204030709
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1861893086
Release Date 4/10/2007
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