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Terrorism and Counterterrorism: A Comprehensive Introduction to Actors and Actions

Terrorism and Counterterrorism: A Comprehensive Introduction to Actors and Actions

Henry Prunckun and Troy Whitford

What is terrorism? How do terrorists operate—what are their means, targets, and motivations? How can governments prevent terrorist attacks from happening? Henry Prunckun and Troy Whitford address these questions in their systematic, comprehensive exploration of terrorism and counterterrorism. Notably, this authoritative text: • Explains complex issues in an objective, accessible    More >

Hybrid Conflicts and Information Warfare: New Labels, Old Politics

Hybrid Conflicts and Information Warfare: New Labels, Old Politics

Ofer Fridman, Vitaly Kabernik, James C. Pearce, editors

What is hybrid warfare?  And what role does information play in today's conflicts? In the context of the technological/information revolution of the last two decades—which has greatly amplified the danger posed by nonmilitary means of political struggle—Hybrid Conflicts and Information Warfare addresses these questions from the perspectives of both Western and Russian    More >

Security in Asia Pacific: The Dynamics of Alignment

Security in Asia Pacific: The Dynamics of Alignment

Thomas S. Wilkins

The complex security dynamics of the pivotal Asia Pacific region, involving disparate and contentious power blocs, clearly have implications far beyond the region itself. Thomas Wilkins sheds new light on those dynamics, providing a rich framework for better understanding the nature of security alignments in Asia Pacific, as well as a reexamination of the dominant forces at play: the US alliance    More >

Spying: Assessing US Domestic Intelligence Since 9/11

Spying: Assessing US Domestic Intelligence Since 9/11

Darren E. Tromblay

Initiated in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, have the reforms of the US intelligence enterprise served their purpose? What have been the results of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and a reorganized FBI? Have they helped to reduce blind spots and redundancies in resources and responsibilities ... and to    More >

Biosecurity in Putin’s Russia

Biosecurity in Putin’s Russia

Raymond A. Zilinskas and Philippe Mauger

In March 2012, at a meeting convened by the recently reelected Russian president Vladimir Putin, Minister of Defense Serdyukov informed Mr. Putin that a plan was being prepared for "the development of weapons based on new physical principles: radiation, geophysical wave, genetic, psychophysical, etc." Subsequently, in response to concerns expressed both in Russia and abroad, the Russian    More >

 

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