Dictionary of Terrorism

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John Richard Thackrah
Routledge, 2004 - Political Science - 318 pages
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Terrorism is now recognized as a major danger to world security. Its international threat is fully explained in this Dictionary of Terrorism. Providing a comprehensive overview of contemporary terrorism, it contains hundreds of definitions using examples from across the world including: *Entries relating to terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda, the Real IRA, Colombian FARC rebels, American White Supremacist groups, Hamas, etc. *Examples of emerging forms of terror: bioterrorism, cyberterrorism, eco-terrorism, suicide bombers *Key terrorist incidents: 09/11; 1993 World Trade Center attack; Omagh bombing in N. Ireland; Oklahoma bombing *Counterterrorist forces: the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, MI6, etc. *Profiles of key terrorist figures such as: Carlos the Jackal, Osama Bin Laden, Timothy McVeigh, the Unabomber *Countries affected by terrorism: USA, India, Sri Lanka, Spain, Egypt, Israel Cross-referenced throughout with suggested further reading for many entries, this is an invaluable reference tool to this global problem.

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Richard Thackrah has been writing on terrorism for over twenty years and was a specialist consultant and trainer for the British police on the subject. His books include Terrorism & Unconventional Warfare Explained, 2001.

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