The Terrorism Lectures: A Comprehensive Collection for Students of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and National Security

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Nortia Press, Sep 4, 2012 - Political Science - 424 pages
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The authoritative compendium for students of terrorism and counterterrorism.
  

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Contents

Terms Definitions
1
Surfing the Historical Waves of Terrorism
26
Terrorist Groups as Learning Organizations
42
An Introduction
61
Radicalization
80
Media and the Internet
97
Economic Dimensions
115
Financial and Criminal Dimensions
132
RightWing Terrorism
222
Religious Terrorism
241
History and Evolution
267
Ideology and Targeting Strategies
287
Suicide Bombings
311
An Introduction
332
Assessing the WMD Terrorist Threat
358
The Future of Terrorism
379

Political Dimensions
151
EthnonationalistSeparatist Terrorism
173
LeftWing Terrorism
197

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About the author (2012)

James J.F. Forest, Ph.D. is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on terrorism and security studies, and a senior fellow with the Joint Special Operations University, where he holds a TS/SCI security clearance with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. Forest is the former Director of Terrorism Studies at the United States Military Academy. During his tenure (2001-2010) he taught courses in terrorism, counterterrorism, information warfare, international relations and sub-Saharan Africa. He also directed a series of research initiatives and education programs for the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, covering topics such as terrorist recruitment, training, and organizational knowledge transfer. Dr. Forest was selected by the Center for American Progress and Foreign Policy magazine as one of "America's most esteemed terrorism and national security experts" and participated in their annual Terrorism Index studies 2006 thru 2009. He has been interviewed by many newspaper, radio and television outlets, and is regularly invited to give lectures in the United States and abroad. He has published eleven books and dozens of journal articles, and has testified before committees of the U.S. Senate.

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