Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists

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Macmillan, 1995 - Political Science - 151 pages
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In this book, the author offers an approach to understanding and fighting the increase in domestic and international terrorism throughout the world. Citing diverse examples from around the globe, he demonstrates that domestic terrorist groups are usually no match for an advanced technological society which can successfully roll back terror without any significant curtailment of civil liberties. But he sees an even more potent threat from the new international terrorism which is increasingly the product of Islamic militants, who draw their inspiration and directives from Iran and its growing cadre of satellite states. The spread of fundamentalist Islamic terrorism, coupled with the possibility that Iran will acquire nuclear weapons, poses a more frightening threat from an adversary less rational and therefore less controllable than was Soviet Communism. How democracies can defend themselves against this new threat concludes this book.
 

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This incisively written sequel to the author's Terrorism: How the West Can Win (Farrar, 1986) could not be more topical or timely. Netanyahu, former Israeli deputy foreign minister and U.N. ambassador ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
3
I The Plague of Domestic Terrorism
7
II The Question of Civil Liberties
27
III The 1980s Successes Against International Terrorism
51
IV The 1990s The Rise of Militant Islam in America and the World
75
V The Gaza Syndrome
99
VI The Specter of Nuclear Terrorism
121
VII What Is to Be Done
129
Notes
149
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Benjamin Netanyahu is professor emeritus of Judaic studies at Cornell University and currently director of The Jonathan Institute. He is author of numerous books and studies in the field of medieval and modern Jewish history.

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