A Faceless Enemy: The Origins of Modern Terrorism

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Basic Books, 2002 - Political Science - 363 pages
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Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network is only one of hundreds of terrorist organizations around the world. Others wait for their own cues to follow similar scripts for using modern technologies to terrorize vulnerable populations. In A Faceless Enemy, Glenn Schweitzer provides a sweeping history of the technologies that are at the heart of this new and deadly terrorism and gives us a fuller understanding of the relationships between terrorists and drug traffickers, the potential threat of cyberterrorism, and the now very tangible risks posed by bioterrorism and chemoterrorism. Based on the authors' long careers in science and international politics, and drawing upon interviews with diplomats and intelligence operatives around the globe, A Faceless Enemy is a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the complex issues related to terrorism and the future of international security.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Modern Mutations of Terrorism
23
A Shopping Mall
51
Chemoierrorism Poisoning the Air Water
82
The Last Frontier
109
The Globalization of Weapons Expertise
137
New Partners in Crime
165
Cleaning Dirty Currency
195
Hostages Bombings
223
The Growing Arsenal to Combat Terrorism
251
Searching for LongTerm Solutions
281
Epilogue
311
Index
351
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Glenn E. Schweitzer is Director of Central European and Eurasian Affairs at the National Academy of Sciences. Carole Dorsch Schweitzer is executive editor of Association Management magazine and the author of Russian Lessons. Glenn E. Schweitzer is Director of Central European and Eurasian Affairs at the National Academy of Sciences. Carole Dorsch Schweitzer is executive editor of Association Management magazine and the author of Russian Lessons.

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