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Download Terrorism and Violent Conflict: Women's Agency, Leadership, by Lori Poloni-Staudinger PDF

By Lori Poloni-Staudinger

This e-book explores how gender intersects with political violence, and especially terrorism. We ask how gender family and understandings of femininity and masculinity effect political violence, together with politics regarding terrorism, country terrorism, and genocide. We examine how ladies take care of and impact the politics of terrorism and genocide. The book’s ambitions are descriptive and analytical. We (1) describe in what methods ladies are current (and/or perceived as absent) in political contexts related to violence, and (2) study what gender assumptions, identities, and frames ladies face and themselves exhibit and act upon concerning political violence encountered of their lives. The manuscript is split into seven chapters: advent, girls as victims/survivors of violence, girls as perpetrators of violence, girls in social activities responding to violence, girls politicians top coverage concerning violence, the general public opinion of ladies and males bearing on violence, and a end. every one bankruptcy explores the intersection among gender and terrorism during the lens of the bankruptcy focus.

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Download Nuclear Proliferation and International Security (Routledge PDF

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has lengthy been key in non-proliferation and disarmament actions. The Treaty is the key foreign criminal situation for states looking nuclear weapon capabilities.

In retrospect, and regardless of setbacks, the general impression of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has been major and satisfying. Its endured good fortune is on no account assured. As outdated nuclear hazards persist and new ones evolve, regulations to halt nuclear proliferation are extra disparate than at the other time. Nuclear guns stay a vital a part of the safety guidelines of top states and lots of developmental states retain robust nuclear weapon goals, whereas terrorists have actively been looking nuclear capabilities.

In seek of an overarching technique that acknowledges either the issues of the prevailing non-proliferation regime, and the worth of a few of the corrections proposed by way of regime critics, this quantity assesses modern efforts to stem nuclear proliferation. In doing so, Nuclear Proliferation and overseas safety examines a couple of circumstances to be able to recommending larger non-proliferation instruments and methods. The participants contain well known overseas students, who've been chosen to acquire the absolute best analyses of severely vital concerns with regards to foreign non-proliferation dynamics and the long run integrity of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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Download An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan PDF

By Brian Keenan

Brian Keenan went to Beirut in 1985 for a transformation of scene from his local Belfast. He turned headline information whilst he was once abducted by means of fundamentalist Shi'ite militiamen and held within the suburbs of Beirut for the subsequent 4 and a part years. for a lot of that point he used to be close off from all information and call with someone except his jailers and, later, his fellow hostages, among them John McCarthy.

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Download Comparative Legal Approaches to Homeland Security and by James Beckman PDF

By James Beckman

The spectre and worry of one other terrorist assault looms huge for many of the world's citizenry and for the family legislations organizations charged with conserving those electorate and international locations. This publication explores how a variety of nations have handled or are facing place of origin safeguard within the aftermath of terrorist assaults comparable to 11th of September, the underground tube assaults in London in 2005, the Madrid educate bombing in Spain, and compares international methods and classes to the U.S. and the realm. This distinctive examine appears at place of birth protection legislation and coverage using a comparative research technique perfect for these drawn to legislation and safety.

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

By Christina Hellmich

Considering the fact that 11th of September, al-Qaeda has ruled American discussions of nationwide and foreign protection. but conflicting assumptions concerning the nature of the gang and the results of bin Ladin's loss of life abound. instead of simply offering another biography of al-Qaeda, Christina Hellmich forensically examines the main authoritative assets on which the current figuring out of al-Qaeda is predicated, reading the discrepancies among what's said and what can realistically be identified. the result's a penetrating perception into a firm that for all its notoriety is among the least understood of our time.

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Download The Long Struggle: The Muslim Worlds Western Problem by Amil Khan PDF

By Amil Khan

Within the lengthy fight, Amil Khan explains how a shell stunned Muslim international struggled for over a century among emulation and rejection of the West whereas foreign occasions persisted to stoke anger between those who have been compelled to renounce the wealth and worldwide effect they felt used to be their delivery correct. however it will not proceed like that, Khan argues. The forces unleashed through the September 11 assaults and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have compelled Muslims to snap out in their dysfunctional dating with the West. Muslims are discovering that Western strength isn't really all conquering and those that current themselves as polar opposites to all issues Western should not unavoidably Islamic. because the fight ends, the chance to construct a brand new dating arises. Amil Khan spent 10 years operating as a journalist within the center East, Africa and Britain earlier than pursuing extensive study and dealing on counter extremism tasks.

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Download Protecting the American Homeland: A Preliminary Analysis by Michael E. O'Hanlon, Visit Amazon's Peter R. Orszag Page, PDF

By Michael E. O'Hanlon, Visit Amazon's Peter R. Orszag Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Peter R. Orszag, , Ivo H. Daalder, I. M. Destler, David L. Gunter, Robert E. Litan, James B. Steinberg

The September eleven assaults forcefully introduced domestic the necessity to greater defend the U.S. native land. yet how can this be entire so much successfully? the following, a group of Brookings students bargains a four-tier plan to steer and bolster the efforts below method through the Bush management and Congress. there was a few growth in making our native land safer. however the authors are involved that the Bush management may possibly concentration too narrowly on combating assaults like these of the new prior and think a broader and extra based method of making sure fatherland safeguard is required. Given the vulnerability of our open society, the authors suggest 4 transparent strains of path. the 1st and final have bought a great deal of realization from the Bush management, even though now not but adequate; for the opposite , very much is still performed: Perimeter safety on the border to avoid access through strength perpetrators and the guns and dangerous fabrics they might use Prevention via detecting attainable terrorists in the usa and securing harmful fabrics they may receive the following identity and safeguard of key websites in the county: inhabitants facilities, serious monetary resources and infrastructure, and destinations of key political or symbolic value end result administration to offer these at once concerned about responding to an assault which may however ensue the instruments essential to fast establish and assault and restrict its harm incorporated are particular tips on how even more to spend on fatherland defense, how a lot of the price could be borne by means of the personal zone, and the way to constitution the government to make the in charge organizations extra effective in addressing safeguard issues. in particular, the authors think that annual federal spending on place of birth safeguard might have to develop to approximately $45 billion, relative to a 2001 point of under $20 billion and a Bush management proposed price range for 2003 of $38 billion. in addition they talk about what burden kingdom, neighborhood, and private-sector actors may still undergo within the total nationwide attempt. eventually, the authors finish that instead of making a place of birth safeguard superagency, Tom Ridge, the director of the place of work of place of birth safeguard, must have stronger authority.

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Download Modernity, Religion, and the War on Terror by Richard Dien Winfield PDF

By Richard Dien Winfield

The conflict on terror can't be really understood with out investigating the legitimacy of modernity, the problem that faith offers to modernization, the inescapable conflicts attending the emergence and enlargement of modernity, and the post-colonial problem from which Islamist response arises. Richard Dien Winfield illuminates the warfare on terror in mild of those concerns, offering an anti-foundationalist justification of the rationality and freedom of modernity, whereas assessing how faith can stand towards modernity and why Islam has been a privileged automobile of anti-modern spiritual insurrection.

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Download The Price of Terror by Allan Gerson PDF

By Allan Gerson

President invoice Clinton known as it "an assault opposed to America," yet after Libyan brokers planted a bomb aboard Pan Am Flight 103, killing 259 humans within the air and eleven at the flooring, the USA didn't strike again. in its place, the grieving kinfolk of the sufferers did the unthinkable -- as mere civilians-and attempted to strength Libya to pay for its crime. attorneys advised the households that they can by no means sue Libya in American courts, they usually have been correct. this could require altering a bedrock precept of overseas legislations -- a metamorphosis that each executive on the planet feared and fought, together with the us itself.

Working almost on my own first and foremost, Allan Gerson, a former diplomat and prosecutor of Nazi battle criminals, took at the case and spent the following 8 years at the households' quest for justice. during this high-stakes online game of foreign energy politics and felony maneuvering, there have been friendships, jobs, and reputations misplaced, yet a helpful precept -- that of responsibility below the legislation -- was once reinforced and preserved. Now Gerson and his co-author, NEWSWEEK author Jerry Adler, stick to the threads of this outstanding story again to that lethal evening over Lockerbie, Scotland -- and ahead right into a new period of overseas justice, whilst terrorists will discover ways to worry the righteous retribution in their personal victims.

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