Law, Text, Terror (Law in Context) by Ian Ward

By Ian Ward

The connection among legislation and terrorism has re-emerged lately as a urgent factor in modern jurisprudence. Terrorism looks to take legislation to its restrict, when the calls for of counter-terrorism carry the reason for justice in contempt. At this element the case for attractive replacement highbrow techniques and assets is compelling. Ian Ward argues that via a better appreciation of the moral and aesthetical dimensions of terror, in addition to the old, political and cultural, we will be able to larger understand glossy expressions and reports of terrorism. accordingly, along juristic responses to trendy expressions of terrorism, legislation, textual content, Terror examines quite a few supplementary literary texts in addition to replacement highbrow techniques; from the drama of Euripides and Shakespeare, to the rhetoric and poetry of Burke and Shelley, the literary feminisms of Lessing and Rame, and the narrative existentialism of Conrad, Coetzee, Dostoevsky and DeLillo.

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The Father of Jihad: 'Abd All h 'Azz m's Jihad Ideas and by Muhammad Haniff Hassan

By Muhammad Haniff Hassan

This learn revolves round the jihad rules of 'Abd Allah 'Azzam — an iconic determine within the examine of militant jihad within the twentieth century, background of Afghan jihad opposed to the Soviet Union, Al-Qaeda and present danger of terrorism.

This research has a number of targets:

  • to render an in-depth description of his rules when it comes to a overview of his writing, hitherto little referenced within the literature;
  • to spot how those principles have encouraged such a lot of to take part in militant jihad within the Soviet-Afghan battle, and certainly in different places;
  • to focus on the inner contradictions and inconsistencies in 'Azzam's principles, and to juxtapose those rules with modern jihadism;
  • to spot particular points of 'Azzam's rules with a view to extract key classes for counter-ideology paintings in the framework of counter-terrorism.

The examine concludes and makes 3 key arguments/observations on 'Azzam's jihad principles;

  • 'Azzam's luck in mobilising Muslims for jihad in Afghanistan was once no longer as a result of his jihad principles on my own, even though they mattered to him and have been vital instruments for mobilisation. The research identifies different non-ideational structural components that have been severe in effecting his mobilisation;
  • a few facets of 'Azzam's jihad principles have critical implications on nationwide safeguard;

    a few of 'Azzam's jihad principles diverge from dominant rules held through present jihadist teams like Al-Qaeda and those may possibly almost certainly be used to counter modern jihad principles and practices of jihadists.

    Readership: Academicians, policymakers, intelligence and counter-terrorism execs, safeguard experts.

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Exiting Iraq: Why the U.S. Must End the Military Occupation by Chris Preble

By Chris Preble

With the continued U.S. career of Iraq, a unique activity strength of students and coverage specialists calls into query the Bush administration's purpose to stick so long as valuable. during this joint assertion, the participants argue that the presence of troops in Iraq distracts consciousness from struggling with Al Qaeda and emboldens a brand new classification of terrorists to absorb palms opposed to the U.S.. the duty force's findings are crucial interpreting for an individual occupied with the continuing clash and the conflict on terrorism

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Refugees of the French Revolution: Émigrés in London, by K. Carpenter

By K. Carpenter

Kirsty wood worker places a human face at the sufferers of progressive laws. London had the most important neighborhood of émigrés. It had the main advanced social constitution and was once the main politically-active neighborhood. It was once in London that cultures got here face-to-face with their prejudices and have been compelled to confront them.      

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An Unquiet American by AFN Clarke

By AFN Clarke

"When a dogmatic ideology is embraced because the major precept of presidency, primary person freedoms turn into an unacceptable threat."

Rufus Reed, a former British specific Forces officer grew to become debatable best-selling writer, wakes as much as locate himself incarcerated in a mystery CIA 'black-site' felony situated outdoor the Uited States and past the achieve of ordinary felony and moral conventions. Drugged and abducted from his domestic in Marin County close to San Francisco, he has been arrested below the U.S. Government's overseas Intelligence Surveillance Act, below a warrant procured with fabricated proof. yet his tale is just the top of a posh and hazardous fight for the survival of democracy within the USA.

Set opposed to the Presidential election of 2008 An Unquiet American is a unique tht defies conference and questions the very textile of yank Democracy.

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Iran in Crisis?: Nuclear Ambitions and the American Response by Roger Howard

By Roger Howard

Since the profession of Iraq in early 2003, Iran has develop into through default the center East's final last major energy, except Israel. but, as safeguard analyst Roger Howard indicates, Iran feels deeply insecure. it's during this context that this e-book explores Irans' guns, international kin with North Korea and China, politics within the quarter, and extra. Given the local rigidity and the overt hostility of the us , this publication offers a necessary heritage for figuring out the most likely process occasions within the center East.

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Preparing the U.S. Army for Homeland Security by Eric Larson, John Peters

By Eric Larson, John Peters

Native land safety encompasses 5 particular missions: household preparedness and civil help in case of assaults on civilians, continuity of presidency, continuity of army operations, border and coastal security, and nationwide missile protection. This document broadly info 4 of these project parts (national missile safety having been lined in nice element elsewhere). The authors outline native land safety and its undertaking components, supply a technique for assessing fatherland safety reaction strategies, and overview appropriate development info for every undertaking region. in addition they investigate the adequacy of the doctrine, corporations, education, management, materiel, and soldier platforms and supply illustrative situations to assist make clear military making plans priorities. The file concludes with recommendations and proposals for constructing less expensive courses and recommends a making plans framework which may facilitate making plans to satisfy place of origin safety wishes.

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Cyber-Security and Threat Politics: US Efforts to Secure the by Myriam Dunn Cavelty

By Myriam Dunn Cavelty

This booklet explores the political strategy at the back of the development of cyber-threats as one of many indispensable safety threats of contemporary instances within the US. Myriam Dunn Cavelty posits that cyber-threats are definable by way of their unsubstantiated nature. regardless of this, they've been propelled to the leading edge of the political schedule. utilizing an leading edge theoretical method, this booklet examines how, below what stipulations, by means of whom, for what purposes, and with what influence cyber-threats were moved directly to the political time table. particularly, it analyses how governments have used chance frames, particular interpretive schemata approximately what counts as a possibility or possibility and the way to reply to this risk. By approaching this subject from a safety experiences perspective, this ebook closes a spot among functional and theoretical educational ways. It additionally contributes to the extra normal debate approximately altering practices of nationwide safeguard and their implications for the foreign group.  

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The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror by Jane Mayer

By Jane Mayer

* one of many long island occasions 10 top Books of the yr
* nationwide publication Critics Circle Award Finalist
* A top e-book of the 12 months: Salon, Slate, The Economist, The Washington publish, Cleveland Plain-Dealer

The darkish facet is a dramatic, riveting, and definitive narrative account of the way the USA made negative judgements within the pursuit of terrorists round the world--decisions that not just violated the structure, but additionally hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In spellbinding element, Jane Mayer relates the effect of those judgements during which key avid gamers, particularly vp Dick Cheney and his robust, secretive adviser David Addington, exploited September eleven to extra an extended held time table to reinforce presidential powers to a point by no means identified in U.S. heritage, and obliterate Constitutional protections that outline the very essence of the yankee scan.

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Guide to Islamist Movements by Barry Rubin

By Barry Rubin

Barry Rubin (ed.)

This is the 1st complete consultant to today's most crucial, but least understood transnational ideology - political Islamism. The stream takes many kinds, starting from electoral participation to innovative terrorism and international jihad, and affects the politics of almost each nation world wide. The consultant examines the movement's varied teams, principles, and actions, together with the ideals, organizational constructions, and interactions of different teams. It makes a speciality of thinkers and ideologies, routine and events, and responding govt rules and repression. The advisor starts off with common essays. the 1st is an summary of up to date Islamism that assesses its roots within the background of Islam and strains the increase of Islamist proposal throughout the 20th century to modern instances. the second one essay addresses the concept that of 'global jihad' and jihadist hobbies, particularly in courting to terrorism, and offers history to some of the teams and hobbies mentioned within the publication. Following those introductions, sections are prepared geographically and canopy the components of extreme, and identified, Islamist job - Sub-Shaharan Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific, crucial 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 parts. The essays contain special bibliographic info for extra research.

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