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Selected Books by Yonah Alexander

 

The Islamic State: Combating the Caliphate Without Borders

By Yonah Alexander and Dean Alexander

Published September 2015


The so-called "Islamic State" (IS) that has swept into power in parts of Syria and Iraq presents an imminent danger to the global community with its capacity as an effective, ideologically motivated, and bloodthirsty fighting force, coupled with its expanding territorial reach, on the ground and online. The IS has taken on a quasi-state form that mixes modernity with ancient rites, and aggressively promotes sectarian violence and religious extremism with a decidedly apocalyptic bent. Too, it has introduced to the Middle East a new level of extremism and brutality, marked by volatile fluidity, with far-reaching, dangerously destabilizing effects on state and non-state actors, regionally and globally.

This book offers insights into the nature of the IS and what the international community can do to combat it. In order to achieve this objective, the origins, intentions, leadership, capabilities, and operations of the IS are explored. The Islamic State’s multifaceted efforts and effects in the region and beyond are described. Also, national, regional, and global strategies that are being pursued to address the new threat are examined. To this end, a range of recommendations are offered on specific steps that governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental bodies can take to counter the IS menace. Lastly, additional insights are presented relevant to combating the IS and undermining its potential future capabilities.


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NATO: From Regional to Global Security Provider

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Richard Prosen

Published August 2015


The volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the Alliance’s new vision (the new Strategic Concept) and common security impact associated tasks to be undertaken within a short and longer term time horizon. The book serves as a relevant and timely study of the most pressing issues facing NATO today, including recent lessons gained. It provides recommendations for consideration and further discussion that will be of interest to international security policy-makers, government officials, elected leaders, academics, interested professionals, civil society, and members of the public.


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Al-Qa'ida: Ten Years After 9/11

By Yonah Alexander and Michael Swetnam

Published February 2012


Given the complexity of the attacks that occurred on September 11th 2001, the intelligence community predicted that there would likely be future attacks of equal if not greater intensity than those of ten years ago. Part of the reason for this pessimistic forecast was the intelligence community's lack of understanding of the full capabilities of al-Qa'ida and its ability to conduct intercontinental attacks against the United States. We now know that there would have been other successful attacks had the United States not gone on the offensive at home and abroad to disrupt a series of plots that would have resulted in loss of American lives as well as damage to our critical infrastructure and our national psyche. Al-Qa'ida central may be slowly dying, but its tentacles around the world live on. These tentacles will remain alive for years to come. The outlook for al-Qa'ida and its objective of inflicting major damage to the United States and Western countries has not changed, and the threat is very much with us and will remain so in 2011 and beyond. --Adapted from the Introduction by the Honorable Charles E. Allen (Former Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Collection, Central Intelligence Agency).

 

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Perspectives on Detention, Prosecution and Punishment of Terrorist: Implications for Future Policy and Conduct

Edited by Yonah Alexander, Edgar H. Brenner, and Don Wallace Jr. 

Published June 2011

 

The issues of prosecution and punishment of accused terrorists are becoming increasingly contentious given shifting roles and involvement of local and national governments, enforcement agencies, and differing guidelines and policies that direct and regulate their activities. In this light, it is vital to address government policy, organizational structure, intelligence, technology, diplomacy, economics, the military, the role of civic society, and of course, the role of law - and its enforcement. This monograph addresses some of the legal issues that face the current administration, as well as other governments about so-called suspect aliens; and suspect citizens, and considers key points from which to initiate and build meaningful discourse.

 

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Terrorism in our Midst: Combating Foreign-Affinity Terrorism in America

Edited by Yonah Alexander

Published April 2010

 

To date, no definitive study has dealt specifically with the role of American citizens in supporting a foreign political, ideological, and religious illegal agenda. Terrorists in Our Midst: Combating Foreign-Affinity Terrorism in America remedies that as six expert authors discuss the threats of Americans to security interests in the United States and elsewhere, exploring what can and should be done to reduce a risk that may threaten the very survival of the free world.

 

Terrorists in Our Midst focuses not only on foreign nationals operating in the United States, but also on American citizens participating in terror networks at home and abroad. The book presents an overview of both conventional and unconventional terrorism, surveys the terrorist threat in the United States by state and nonstate actors, and analyzes the foreign-affinity links of American operatives in this country and abroad. Most important for the safety and security of the United States, it offers an assessment of what policies worked and what did not work, specifying a "best practices" agenda of recommendations that should be adopted by the United States and the international community.

 

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Terrorism on the High Seas: From Piracy to Strategic Challenge

By Yonah Alexander and Tyler B. Richardson

Published September 2009

 

Terror on the High Seas: From Piracy to Strategic Challenge is a provocative look at maritime security and the steps that must be taken if terrorist threats are to be nullified. From the Achille Lauro hijacking to the bombing of the USS Cole to attacks on shipping channels, terrorists have employed a variety of tactics, both successful and unsuccessful. These have included the smuggling of arms and plots to bomb shipyards, as well as attacks on Merchant Marine ships, maritime offices, fuel storage facilities, and Navy personnel, ships, and facilities, on shore and in port.

 

This book constitutes the first research effort after the unprecedented attacks of September 11, 2001, to provide government, industry, and the academic and policy communities with a major resource on potential threats to the maritime environment. Assuming that past tactics, as well as a variety of other unconventional attacks, will be utilized by both domestic and international groups well into the 21st century, the book sagely outlines the response needed from government and industry to meet the coming challenges.

 

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Turkey: Terrorism, Civil Rights and the European Union

By Yonah Alexander, Edgar H. Brenner, and M. Serhat Tutuncuoglu Krause

Published June 2008


How do democratic societies maintain the balance between civil rights and security while continuing the fight on global terrorism? This work raises this issue and presents one country, Turkey, and its struggle to implement laws to combat terrorism and comply with the European Union’s civil rights standards.

A collection of materials that reflects the legal responses in combating terrorism is an essential volume in any academic and professional collection as it provides a case-specific reference point in the fields of EU politics, law, and international relations. Turkey: Terrorism, Civil Rights and the European Union contains translations, contextual notes, and explanations from the editors of over 112 Turkish and EU documents ranging from martial law, PKK terror, Turkey-EU relations, human rights, and Turkish reforms. This resource book enables the reader to gauge Turkey’s prospects for success in establishing an effective government that at the same time protects the rights of the individual. 

 

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The New Iranian Leadership: Ahmadinejad, Terrorism, Nuclear Ambition, and the Middle East


By Yonah Alexander and Milton Hoenig

Published December 2007


Since his election, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has reversed the more moderate and pluralistic policies of his predecessor and projected himself onto the public scene with headline-grabbing speeches regarding Jews and the state of Israel, open defiance of the UN Security Council on the nuclear issue, and an apparent vision of his country becoming the dominant power in the Middle East. This book documents Ahmadenijad's background and rise to power. It explains the current structure of the Iranian revolutionary government—the competing centers of power and the major players. In separate sections, it details the terrorist groups funded and armed by Iran, primarily Hezbollah and Hamas. And it provides a comprehensive picture of Iran's apparent aspirations to acquire nuclear weapons, as well as the related implications for regional and global security concerns.


Iran's nuclear ambitions are in direct conflict with the wishes of the United States, the European Union, and many of the governments of the Middle East, leading to consequences that remain uncertain. Iran is a focus of attention in the most recent war in Lebanon, expanding its influence as a the major supporter and supplier of Hezbollah. And Iran is cited in the most recent annual U.S. State Department report on terrorism as the country that is the most active sponsor of terrorism.

 

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The Evolution of U.S. Counterterrorism Policy [Three Volumes]

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Michael Kraft

Published December 2007


Including many older documents not available electronically or otherwise accessible, this three-volume set provides the first comprehensive collection of key documents, statements, and testimony on U.S. government counterterrorism policies as they have evolved in the face of the changing terrorist threats. Selected executive and congressional materials highlight the government's diverse policy and program responses to terrorism. The testimony, statements, and documents provide the public articulation and face to the largely important intelligence, law enforcement, preventative security measures, and international cooperation used in the shadowy war against terrorism. Recent entries provide a handy compilation of important post-9/11 materials. For example, useful background information on U.S. actions against Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and Saddam Hussein and terrorism fundraising. Also included are statements from the Reagan and other administrations that relate to disputes over the appropriate use of force. Introductory chapters by Alexander and Kraft provide the historical context and analysis of previous and current U.S. counterterrorism policy including U.S. legislation.


For over two centuries, America has faced occasional outbreaks of terrorism, perpetrated by both indigenous and foreign groups. But the spectacular bombing in Oklahoma City in 1995 and the September 11, 2001, attacks seemed to signify a new age, frightening many Americans and destroying their sense of domestic security. In addition, U.S. citizens and interests have been increasingly affected by acts of terrorism abroad. The challenges of terrorism, therefore, have required the United States to develop comprehensive strategies and programs to counter both conventional and unconventional threats, nationally and globally.


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Counterterrorism Strategies: Successes and Failures of Six Nations

Edited by Yonah Alexander

Published August 2006

 

Despite the wake-up call of September 11, 2001, terrorism remains a dire threat to the security of all civilized nations, making it imperative for leaders to develop better national, regional, and global strategies to counter its many forms. Counterterrorism Strategies examines how six countries have combated terrorist groups from the 1970s to the present and draws lessons that are applicable to today’s threats. Some of this important new book’s case studies are the U.S. pursuit of al Qaeda, Italy’s efforts against the extreme left-wing Red Brigades and extreme right-wing New Order, Germany’s battles with the Red Army Faction, France’s struggles with separatist movements and international terrorist Carlos the Jackal, Egypt’s experience with Islamist terrorism, and Sri Lanka’s long confrontation with the Tamil Tigers. 

Counterterrorism Strategies shows that there are no simple or complete solutions to the dangers posed by determined and elusive terrorists, but several of the countries detailed here have had significant successes. The contributors’ analyses of the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of strategies used by these six countries offer a counterterrorism road map for the twenty-first century. This book is essential reading for policymakers, for counterterrorism scholars and professionals, and for members of the general public who are concerned about the direction of the international campaign against terrorism.

 

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Middle Eastern Terrorism: Selected Group Profiles

By Yonah Alexander

Published August 2004

 

The most sweeping reevaluation of a selected list of active Middle Eastern terrorist groups since the end of the Cold War. For each profiled group the following information is included: ideology & objectives; leadership; membership; sources of support; headquarters; areas of operation; tactics; & targets. In addition, each groups history is detailed. Also includes: intergroup rivalries; power struggles; emerging trends; & rising personalities. Also covers selected attacks made by the group listed by year, month, & day of occurrence.

 

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The United Kingdom's Legal Response To Terrorism [Hardcover]

By Yonah Alexander and Edgar H. Brenner

Published October 2003

 

The United Kingdom provides a useful model of the effectiveness of counter-terrorism responses in that the same measures were applied to both international and domestic terrorism with differing results. The United Kingdom's legal responses to the challenge of terrorism constitutes a substantial and far ranging body of executive and legislative acts, international treaties and conventions, and court cases. This book constitutes the first academic effort after the September 11 brutal attacks to study the UK's legal experience and provides lessons for other democracies combating terrorism at home and abroad. Material included in the volume consists of a large body of documents such as the Prime Minister's statement concerning al-Qaida; the Terrorism Act 2000; the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001; the Human Rights Act of 1998; the Treaty of Maastricht; and numerous other court cases (e.g. the bombing of Pan Am 103). Important cases reproduced include Al Magrahi, Kebeline, and Chahal.

 

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Palestinian Secular Terrorism: Profiles of Fatah, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine -General Command and the Democratic

By Yonah Alexander

Published July 2003

 

For the fourth volume of terrorist group profiles we have selected several major Palestinian secular groups. Fatah (meaning "conquest"), formed by Yasser Arafat in 1958, is the largest body within the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO). Currently, Fatah's Tanzim, Force 17, the al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades, and other affiliate groups are engaged in terrorist activities against Israel. Three other major movements within the PLO are the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). These organisations also seek to liberate Palestine through an "armed struggle". The aim of this book, like the earlier volumes on al-Qaida, the ETA, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad, is not to glorify terrorist movements. Rather it is designed to provide an easily accessible reference for academics, policy makers, reporters, and other interested individuals on the most active secular Palestinian terrorists groups. This volume exposes much of their mystique and thereby places them in perspective as three of the many challenges facing the international community in the 21st century.

 

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Combating Terrorism: Strategies of Ten Countries


By Yonah Alexander

Published August 2002

 

The tragic events of September 11, 2001, and the consequent "war on terrorism" have made the question of effective counterterrorism policy a growing public concern. The original essays in Combating Terrorism offer a unique overview and evaluation of the counterterrorism policies of ten countries: the United States, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, the United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, Turkey, India, and Japan. Postscripts for each of the country chapters provide post-September 11 assessments of current counterterrorism practices. Most of the contributors to this volume have served in official governmental capacities and many continue to serve as consultants to governmental policy and decision makers.
 All of the essays address the same set of questions to allow for cross-national comparison of strategies and an assessment of counterterrorism practices:


What is the governmental and public perception of the sources of terrorism?

How successful have the policies of governments been in combating both domestic and international terrorism?

What factors influence a government's willingness and ability to cooperate with other countries in combating terrorism?

To what degree are the terrorist realities and the concerns of governments interconnected with global terrorism?

To what degree are certain countries "natural hosts" of either terrorist groups or propensities that target Western or closely allied interests?

To what degree are terrorist organizations mainly concerned about winning political participation in their target countries?

Which counterterrorism strategies work, and which do not?

What are the lessons of past experiences for future counterterrorism responses at the national, regional, and global levels?


The conclusion to the volume summarizes the lessons that may be learned from the experiences of the ten countries and discusses a list of best practices in counterterrorism.
This book will be of interest to policymakers, scholars, and other individuals with professional responsibilities in the area of terrorism and security studies. Written in clear, accessible prose, this book will also appeal to the general reader who is interested in gaining insight into the array of issues facing governments that endeavor to combat terrorism, and into the possible solutions to one of the foremost threats to world peace in our time.

 

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Palestinian Religious Terrorism: Hamas and Islamic Jihad

By Yonah Alexander

Published June 2002


This volume profiles two Palestinian religious-based movements. The first, Hamas (Harakat al-Mugawama al-Islamiya), formed in 1993, is the main radical Islamic terrorist group dedicated to the destruction of the State of Israel. The second group, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, is smaller in size but is equally committed to eliminating Israel through political violence. The aim of this book is not to glorify terrorist movements. Rather it is designed to provide an easily accessible reference for academics, policy makers, reporters, and other interested individuals on two of the most notorious Palestinian terrorist groups. This volume exposes much of Hamas and Islamic Jihad mystiques and thereby places them in perspective as two of the many challenges facing the international community in the 21st century.


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U. S. Federal Legal Responses to Terrorism

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Edgar H. Brenner

Published March 2002


For the past four decades, the United States was victimised by both domestic and international terrorism. The September 11, 2001 brutal attacks were the most devastating terrorist acts ever recorded in history. The United States federal legal responses to the challenge of terrorism constitute a substantial and far ranging body of statutory law. The materials included in this volume are the most important laws that concern the threat of terrorism. Many of these laws are part of the general criminal and civil laws of the United States and apply to various forms of criminal and civil activity, including, but not limited, to terrorism. The book also incorporated the latest legislation, the USA Patriot Act of 2001, signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. Terrorism-related topics include aliens and nationality, armed forces, crimes and criminal procedure, aviation, biological and chemical weapons, foreign relations, antiterrorism assistance, diplomatic security, judiciary and judicial procedure, transportation, and war and national defense.


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Terrorism and Business: The Impact of September 11, 2001

By Dean C. Alexander and Yonah Alexander

Published January 2002


This unique and timely book addresses the threats to and responses by Corporate America, US labor, and the US government triggered by the unprecedented September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The book details these incidents and assesses their human and financial costs; the multi-dimensional aspects of terrorism and its historical context; and the US business community at home and abroad as principal targets of terrorism over the last 40 years. Next, the volume describes the costs of the September 11 attacks in terms of economic indicators, financial markets, and the impact on local, state, and national levels. The publication then covers the multi-faceted responses of Corporate America focusing on industry sectors, companies, and implications to conducting business in the twenty-first century. Industries and companies that may experience growth as a result of corporate, government, and military responses to terrorism are highlighted. Terrorism's impact on the physical, psychological, and financial well-being of US labor is described. Management costs due to terrorism are analysed. Government responses to terrorism in terms of assuaging financial and human costs, stimulating the economy, and taking measures to reduce the threat of future terrorist incidents are noted. The conclusion highlights lessons learned and discusses future terrorist threats. An extensive bibliography enables the reader to reference additional materials for further study. An index provides easy access to key subjects in the book.


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Terrorism and Medical Reponses:  U.S. Lessons and Policy Implications 

Edited by Stephen Prior and Yonah Alexander

Published October 2001

 

This volume catalyses the thinking of the medical community and informs those who will rely on it capabilities in these uncertain times. Terrorism and Medical Responses: US Lessons and Policy Implicationsis an initiative undertaken by the International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS) and the National Security Health Policy Center (NSHPC), both at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and aims at improving medical response in this important area of public concern.


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Super Terrorism: Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Milton M. Hoenig

Published August 2001


Modern terrorism is poised to enter a new dimension-super terrorism-characterised by covert biological, chemical, radiological or nuclear attacks to achieve mass destruction and casualties. The future is likely to witness a growing number of mass-destruction acts carried out by ideologically motivated, loosely organised, terrorist networks that operate independently of state sponsorship and have access to the funding, materials, and technological sophistication. While there is broad convergence on the possible consequences of super terrorism, there is robust disagreement on the kind of investment that should be made in preparedness and response. Should the effort be geared to correcting all vulnerabilities or to responding to a low probability/high consequence threat in a more limited way? This book contains excerpts from testimony, speeches and reports of politicians, members of Congress, and leading experts who lay out a roadmap for understanding the nation's growing concern and response to the threat of super terrorism. Included are the statements and assessments of Madeleine Albright, Ken Alibek, Sandy Berger, Richard Clarke, Bill Clinton, Richard Danzig, John Deutch, Pete Domenici, Louis Freeh, Brian Jenkins, Jon Kyl, Joshua Lederberg, Richard Lugar, Mathew Messelson, Sam Nunn, Tara O'Toole, Janet Reno, Michael Sheehan, George Tenet, and Philip Wilcox. In addition, various reports are incorporated including the Baker-Cutler Report, Bremer Commission, Gilmore Commission, Hart-Rudman Commission, and the USS Cole Report.


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Terrorism and the Law 

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Edgar H. Brenner

Published August 2001


The internationalization and brutalization of modern terrorism makes it very clear that we have entered into an age of super and cyber terrorism with its serious implications for national, regional, and global security concerns. The legal response to this challenge is critical. This volume focuses on a broad range of relevant topics (e.g: definitions; human rights; ethnic, racial, and religious intolerance and violence) and selected legislation, treaties, and cases. The materials incorporated in this publication is selected specifically from proceedings of several international seminars held in Washington, DC, as well as the legal research conducted at the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies (International Law Institute) and the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies (administered by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies). Contributors to this volume include Stephen P. Cohen (Brookings Institution), M. Anthony Fainberg (Federal Aviation Administration), Christopher C. Joyner (Georgetown University), Martin Mendelsohn (Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand), Michael J. O'Neil (Preston, Gates, Ellis and Rouvelas, Meeds), Philip C. Wilcox (former Coordinator for Counterterrorism, US Department of State), and Wayne Zaideman, (Federal Bureau of Investigation).


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Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare: Threats and Responses

By Yonah Alexander and Michael S. Swetnam

Published June 2001

 

Cyber terrorism is an emerging new mode of information warfare underscoring the perpetrators' deliberate exploitation of civilian and military systems' inherent vulnerabilities, thereby affecting national and global security. This volume includes contributions made by academics, policymakers, and professionals at seminars and conferences co-sponsored by the International Center for Terrorism Studies (Potomac Institute for Policy Studies), and the Terrorism Studies Center (The George Washington University), during the past several years. It also includes statements by key government officials and industry experts at different forums in the United States dealing with both threats and responses.

 

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ETA: Profile of a Terrorist Group


By Yonah Alexander, Michael S. Swetnam, and Herbert M. Levine

Published May 2001


Euzkadi ta Askatasuna (Basque Fatherland and Liberty), is otherwise known by its acronym, ETA. This group, formed in 1959, is one of the oldest West European terrorist structures still continuing its attacks on Spain and in France in the name of Basque nationalism. The purpose of this book is not to glorify the ETA. Rather, it is designed to provide an easily accessible reference for academics, policy makers, reporters and other interested individuals on one of the most notorious terrorist groups. The volume exposes much of the ETA's mystique and thereby places it in perspective as one of the many challenges facing the international community in the 21st Century.

 

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Usama bin Laden’s al-Qaida: Profile of a Terrorist Network

By Yonah Alexander and Michael S. Swetnam

Published April 2001


The al-Qaida informal and loose international network in over 50 countries has been responsible for spectacular terrorist operations such as the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing in New York, the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, the 1998 US embassy bombings in East Africa, and is apparently linked to the attack on the destroyer USS Cole in Aden, Yemen, in 2000. The purpose of this book is not to glorify bin Laden and al-Qaida. Rather, it is designed to provide an easily accessible reference for academics, policy makers, reporters and other interested individuals on one of the most notorious terrorist groups. The volume exposes much of al-Qaida's mystique and thereby places it in perspective as one of the many challenges facing the international community in the 21st Century.


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Terrorism in Africa (International Library of Terrorism, No 4)

Edited by Martha Crenshaw, Alan O'Day and Yonah Alexander

Published July 1997

 

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Cases and Materials on Terrorism: Three Nations' Response (International Studies on Terrorism, Vol. 7)


Edited by Yonah Alexander and Michael F. Noone

Published April 1997

 

This book fills an important gap in the literature on terrorism. It is designed as a case book, including seminal cases which set out the fundamental rules or principles applicable when circumstances are sufficiently intense to warrant use of the term 'terrorism.' The United Kingdom is used as a primary source because English law regulating political violence has been continually refined in the 300 years since the Glorious Revolution and has served as a paradigm for other countries that derive their jurisprudence from that experience.

 

Ireland represents what might be called the post-revolutionary variation. Its laws were drafted and are administered by rebels and the children of rebels, who clearly recall the successes and failures of the British campaigns in their country, and who continue to observe the repercussions of pacification efforts in Northern Ireland. Because there are fewer Irish court decisions and because Irish law in many instances mirrors the law of the United Kingdom, only that Irish material which adds a distinctive perspective is included.

 

The United States presents a third, peaceful model and a country which is increasingly confronted by terrorist acts. The themes addressed in this book revolve around legal efforts to reconcile security considerations with those liberal democratic values which the nations consider to be their constitutional heritage. Part I looks at the treatment of aliens - both those who seek admission and those admitted whom the state decides to expel. Part II examines selected problems involving citizens' rights, and the extent (if any) to which these rights can be impaired by anti-terrorist measures. Part III focuses on these institutional restraints on governmental behavior derived from legislation or from common law.


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Terrorism: Documents of International and Local Control 

By Yonah Alexander, Robert A. Friedlander, and Donald J. Musca 
Published 1997


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Terrorism: British Perspective (International Library of Terrorism, No 1)

Edited by Paul Wilkinson, Alan O'Day, and Yonah Alexander

Published August 1994


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Dimensions of Irish Terrorism (International Library of Terrorism, No 2)

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Alan O'Day

Published March 1994


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Europe's Red Terrorists: The Fighting Communist Organizations

By Yonah Alexander and Dennis A. Pluchinsky (Editor)

Published October 1992


This unique volume explores Europe's most dangerous communist terrorist organizations and reveals how they use violence as a means of political communication and persuasion. It outlines seven terrorist groups from Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Belgium, Italy and Turkey and gives their modus operandi, rationale and political messages in translated communiqués never before available in English.


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International Terrorism: Political and Legal Documents

By Yonah Alexander

Published June 1992

 

This is the first comprehensive, single-volume collection of terrorism documents. The editor assembled material from both governmental and nongovernmental source relating to the prevention and suppression of terrorism. The collection constitutes a valuable research tool for academics and also for those concerned with implementing instruments to combat terrorism.

 

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In the Camera's Eye: News Coverage of Terrorist Events (Brassey's Terrorism Library Book Series)

By Yonah Alexander and Robert G. Picard (Editor)

Published February 1992


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European Terrorism Today and Tomorrow (Brasseys Terrorism Library Book Series)

By Yonah Alexander and Dennis A. Pluchinsky (Editor)

Published February 1992

 

Since the 1970s, Europe has been consistently afflicted by terrorism. Recent positive political-military developments - the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, the democratization of Eastern Europe - have not diminished the threat of terrorism, and many of the outstanding roots of regional conflicts, like the Arab-Israeli confrontation, remain intact. Moreover, new dangers are being created by the forces of nationalism and ethnic assertiveness unleashed in the Soviet Union and elsewhere. As Europe moves towards economic and political unification, the region without frontiers might offer new security vulnerabilities, or, on the other hand, the new Europe could provide incentives for increased counter-terrorist cooperation. This latest volume in Brassey's Terrorism Library examines the current and future terrorist trends in Europe and what the international community can and should do to cope with the challenges.


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Future Terrorism Trends: Analysis of Terrorist Warfare in the World Arena

Edited by Yonah Alexander, Yuvul Ne'Eman, and Ely Tavin

Published 1991

 

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The Irish Terrorism Experience

By Yonah Alexander and Allan O'Day

Published December 1991

 

An analysis of the experience of Irish terrorism after more than two decades of sustained violence. Contributions are drawn from a range of academic specialisms and authors of different national origins and perspectives have been united in recognizing the complexities of the problem.

 

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Terrorism and the Media: Dilemmas for Government, Journalists and the Public (Terrorism Library Book Series)

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Richard Latter

Published November 1990


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Aerial Piracy and Aviation Security(International Studies on Terrorism, 5)

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Eugene Sochor 

Published October 1990


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Terrorism: The Plo Connection (The International Book Series on Terrorism)

By Yonah Alexander and Joshua Sinai

Published October 1989


A historical perspective of the PLO which discusses the future political, propaganda and terrorist challengers. Various PLO connections are covered including the links between the PLO and Arab, African and Moslem countries and the Communist world. The book concludes with government responses.

 

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The Morality of Terrorism: Religious and Secular Justifications

Edited by Yonah Alexander and David Rapoport

Published July 1989

 

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Ireland's Terrorist Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives 

BYonah Alexander (Contributor) and Alan O'Day

Published August 1989


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The Terrorism Reader: A Historical Anthology

By Yonah Alexander and Walter Laqueur

Published 1987

 

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Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: The Report and Papers of the International Task Force on Prevention of Nuclear Terrorism

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Paul A. Leventhal 

Published March 1987


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Irelands Terrorist Dilemma

Edited by Yonah Alexander

Published November 1986

 

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Nuclear Terrorism: Defining the Threat

By Yonah Alexander and P. Leventhal

Published June 1986

 

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Terrorism As State-Sponsored Covert Warfare

By Yonah Alexander and Ray S. Cline

Published May 1986


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Terrorism in Ireland

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Alan O'Day 

Published July 1984


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Terrorism: The Soviet Connection 

By Yonah Alexander and Ray S. Cline

Published January 1984

 

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Perspectives on Terrorism

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Lawrence Zelic Freedman

Published December 1983


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International Violence

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Tunde Adeniran

Published March 1983

 

Collection of essays originally prepared for an international conference held in Nigeria, March 1980.

 

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Political Terrorism and Energy: The Threat and Response

By Yonah Alexander

Published July 1982

 

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The Rationalization of Terrorism 

Edited by Yonah Alexander and David C. Rapoport

Published January 1982

 

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Behavioral and Quantitative Perspectives on Terrorism 

Edited by Yonah Alexander and John M. Gleason

Published April 1981


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The United States and Iran 

By Yonah Alexander

Published June 1980


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Self Determination: National, Regional, and Global Dimensions 

By Yonah Alexander and Robert A. Friedlander

Published 1980


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Psychological Warfare and Propaganda: Irgun Documentation

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Eli Tavin

Published January 1982


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Terrorism - Theory and Practice

Edited by Yonah Alexander, David Carlton, and Paul Wilkinson

Published April 1979


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Control of Terrorism: International Documents

Edited by Yonah Alexander, Marjorie Ann Browne, and Allan S. Nanes

Published April 1979

 

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Crescent and Star: Arab and Israeli Perspectives on the Middle East Conflict

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Nicholas N. F. Kittrie

Published June 1972


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International Technical Assistance Experts: A Case Study of the UN Experience. 

By Yonah Alexander

Published 1966

 

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IUCTS Highlights

Op-ed


Jerusalem Post  on February 29, 2012: “Iran’s last diplomatic chance?” by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig