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Analyzing Sanctuary Management in the Sahel - Counterterrorism Against Safe Havens for Al Qaeda in the Lands of the Maghreb (AQIM) and Other Extremist Terrorists in Northern Mali to Southern Libya
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 34,120. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Al Qaeda in the Lands of the Maghreb (AQIM) and other extremist organizations are using wide and multiple areas of Africa, particularly from northern Mali to southern Libya, as safe havens in order to train and funnel troops and funding and launch attacks against various targets throughout Africa.
Vulnerability of the United States Railroad System to Terrorist Attacks: Risks to Amtrak Passenger Trains, Tank Cars, Cyber Attacks, Historic Lac-Megantic Oil Train Derailment, Screening Measures
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 72,850. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
This research focused on the vulnerability of the United States railroad system to terrorist attacks. This research of the railroad system was restricted to long-distance passenger rail (Amtrak) and freight rail.
Would the U.S. Benefit from a Unified National Strategy to Combat Violent Salafi Jihadism (VSJ)? Foundational Understanding of Islam, Sunni and Shia, Terrorism Insufficient to Describe Threat
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 48,890. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Violent Salafi jihadism, or VSJ, motivated the September 11 hijackers, but it is poorly understood by homeland security practitioners and not addressed in U.S. national strategies. This study argues that using precise language to define this threat is necessary to achieve a common understanding of the VSJ movement and posits that, based on the resources focused on this threat.
Countering Violent Extremism (CVE): An Understanding of the Problem, the Process and Some Solutions - Radicalization, Islamic Terrorism, White Supremacist, Eco-Extremist Case Studies, CITIG
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,300. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
This study proposes a framework for analyzing an individual's path to violent extremism. The CITIG framework (crisis, identity, ties, indoctrination, and grievances) offers a four-stage process of radicalization that begins with a personal crisis (Stage One), the construction of a new identity (Stage Two), activism (Stage Three), and the preparation and execution of a criminal or violent attack.
Just Counterterrorism
Price: Free! Words: 105,040. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
The proposed Just Counterterrorism Model's components—Justice for the Attacked, Justice for Terrorists, and Justice for Others—comprehensively address the problem of non-state terrorism. Each component includes a set of criteria for ethically assessing or shaping counterterrorism strategy and tactics regardless of a terror group's composition, ideology, or geography.
Insurgent Design: Re-Emergence of Al-Qa'ida from 9/11 to the Present - Syria, South Asia, Warfare Technology, Enterprise in a Jihadi Market, Exploiting Emergent Battlefields, Federated Macro Structure
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,220. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Analysts disagree on how to characterize al-Qa'ida's evolution. One perspective regards jihadi-Islamism in general to be self-marginalizing. A second perspective describes a merging of discrete jihadist grand strategies that is considered symptomatic of the decline of al-Qa'ida and its allies. A third finds that al-Qa'ida is gathering strength.
Trolling New Media: Violent Extremist Groups Recruiting Through Social Media - Propaganda, Websites, Blogs, Mobile Phones, Online Gaming, al-Qaeda, ISIS, Muslim Terrorism, Counterterrorism
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 32,940. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
With the advent and subsequent growth of several new media technologies, violent extremist groups have incorporated social media into recruiting strategies. How are violent extremist groups using social media for recruiting?
Precipitating the Decline of Al-Shabaab: A Case Study in Leadership Decapitation - Killing Emir Ahmed Godane, al-Qaeda, Terror Threat, Guerrilla Warfare, Amniyat Role in Organizational Resilience
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 37,110. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
The tactic of leadership decapitation, using military action to capture or kill terrorist leadership, is a key component of United States counterterrorism strategy. Policymakers argue that eliminating terrorist leadership is an effective way to disrupt, and, ultimately, destroy terrorist organizations.
Transitions from Violence to Politics: Conditions for the Politicization of Violent Non-State Actors - Hizbollah, Irish Republican Army (IRA), Muslim Brotherhood, Partiya Karkeren Kurdistane
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,960. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
It is imperative for a nation to understand the most effective way to combat threats to its national security, and at times the best reaction to a violent atrocity could be diplomatic. This study examines the politicization process of violent non-state actors and the five statistical factors that contribute to the likelihood of a successful transition from violence to politics.
Navy Seals Gone Wild: Publicity, Fame, and the Loss of the Quiet Professional - Osama bin Laden Killing, Politics, Commodification Cycle, Consequences of Promoting Seals for Entertainment, Profit
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,940. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Over the past decade, Naval Special Warfare (NSW) has built up significant symbolic capital due to a string of highly politicized and romanticized military operations. The publicity, and the ensuing fame, helped set the conditions for the emergence of a SEAL counterculture characterized by an increasingly commodified and public persona.
Phases of Violent Extremism: Targeting the Evolution of Al-Shabaab - Terrorism in Somalia and the Horn of Africa, Islamic Extremism, Kidnap for Ransom, Non-State Actors, Deterrence and Culture
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 35,420. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Although military operations have had some short-term successes against violent, extremist organizations (VEOs), they are an insufficient long-term counter-extremism strategy. It is apparent that a new approach and new way of analysis are necessary.
What's in a Name: A Comparative Analysis of the United States' Real ID Act and the United Kingdom's National Identity Scheme - Combating Terrorism, Identity Theft, Illegal Work and Benefit Fraud
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 41,120. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Law enforcement, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Since September 11, 2001, many governments have considered developing national identity management systems. Beyond identification, politicians and proponents of these systems have touted such system benefits as combating terrorism, preventing identity theft, facilitating travel, and combating illegal work and benefit fraud.
No Nation is Home Alone: Understanding the International Dimension of Homeland Security through Global Transportation Security Programs - Customs and Border Protection, TSA, Coast Guard, Foreign Aid
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 35,050. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Law enforcement
Terrorist actors focus on the global transportation system to introduce threats and target attacks. As the lead department for securing the transportation system into the United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) works both domestically and internationally to implement programs and foreign assistance activities to secure the global transportation network.
German Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq - Islamist Jihadist Mobilization, Muslim Radicalization, ISIS, Syrian Civil War, Terrorist Online Recruiting, Salafism, Migrant Integration, Millatu Ibrahim
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 35,780. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
The study finds that German foreign fighters are primarily mobilized through traditional social network connections and that the mobilizing network in Germany consists of a nationwide, interconnected, and politically active "Salafist scene."
U.S. Strategic Communications Against Islamic Fundamentalists - Terrorism, Radicalization, Hard versus Soft Power, Cold War, Vietnam, Iraq, Jihadi Root Causes, Islamic State, ISIS, al-Qaeda, PSYOPS
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 33,390. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
Strategic communications play a vital role in the fight against terrorist groups, especially in Muslim nations. This thesis analyzes the United States' policies and strategic communications in the post-September 11, 2001, war against Islamic fundamentalists to determine if U.S. strategic communication policies have been effective in countering Islamic extremism.
Geopolitica del terrorismo. Quali minacce? Quali soluzioni?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,750. Language: Italian. Published: October 5, 2016 by Fuoco Edizioni. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Numero 1 di Diplomazia - Rivista di affari strategici e geopolitica, dedicato al terrorismo internazionale con un'analisi delle cause e delle possibili soluzioni per prevederne la minaccia.
United States Counterterrorism Strategy in the Trans-Sahara and the Rise of Salafi-Jihadism in the Sahel - Nigeria, Mali, and Mauritania, Boko Haram, Ansaru, AQIM, Ansar Al-Dine, Mujao, Al-Qaeda
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 41,840. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » Africa
This study examines the efficacy of U.S. counterterrorism strategy in the region vis-a-vis African states' capacity to explain the persisting Salafi-Jihadist organizations in the region. Exploring Salafi-Jihadism's ideological, doctrinal, and historical aspects illustrates that these organizations have limited interest in political solutions.
The Millennial Generation as an Insider Cyber Security Threat: High Risk or Overhyped? Comparisons to GenX and Baby Boomers, Computer Security, Information Theft, US-CERT Risk Factors, Edward Snowden
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,670. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Security, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Millennials are commonly thought of as entitled, high maintenance, and less trustworthy than the older generations; in other words, they have personality traits associated with insider threats, making the insider threat and the Millennial a dangerous combination.
Hearts and Minds: Historical Counterinsurgency (COIN) Lessons to Guide the War of Ideas in the Global War on Terrorism - Insurgents, Historical Case Studies, Malaya Emergency 1945-60, Vietnam War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,990. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
While history cannot provide a panacea for global terrorism, today's military can learn lessons from historical small wars and low intensity conflicts to train and employ forces effectively to wage and win a war of ideas to counter global insurgents and their ability to win popular support. This paper reviews two case studies, Malaya (1945-60) and Vietnam (1964-72).
Airpower versus Terrorism: Three Case Studies - Operation El Dorado Canyon: Airpower versus Libyan-Sponsored Terrorism, Operation Infinite Reach: The 1998 Embassy Bombing, Second Palestinian Intifada
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,330. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » Military
The first case study is Operation El Dorado Canyon, America's response to Libyan state-sponsored terrorism. The second case study is Operation Infinite Reach, America's cruise missile response to the 1998 al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The third case study is the Israeli use of airpower versus the second Palestinian intifada of September 2000.