Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism

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Aspen Publishers, 2007 - Law - 410 pages
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Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism is a highly engaging text that
brings Amos Guiora's unique expertise and first-hand knowledge of the subject
to your classroom. Appropriate for undergraduate, graduate, and law students
alike, this book examines the four central aspects of counterterrorism -- law,
policy, intelligence gathering, and operational decisions. Through the
comparison and analysis of five different nations' treatment of the subject --
the United States, Spain, Russia, Israel and India -- this book stands above
the rest as a comprehensive and insightful study of counterterrorism.
Numerous features makes this an invaluable text for your students. It
an author that brings unique expertise to the subject of counterterrorism
, with first-hand knowledge of the legal, policy, operations, and
intelligence aspects of the subject
a style and format that is highly engaging and student-friendly
an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of counterterrorism
--covering law, policy, intelligence gathering, and operational decisions
an extensive and balanced comparative analysis of five
different nations' counterterrorism efforts not offered by any other book on
the topic
a practical approach to discussing a wide variety of issues pertinent to
counterterrorism, including interrogations, the proper forum for trying
terrorists, judicial review, international law, intelligence gathering, and
policy responses to terrorism
a variety of materials, including case law, policy documents, operational
decisions, and engaging case studies from five different countries
Issues to Consider sections throughout each chapter
that facilitate lively discussion predicated on real dilemmas and scenarios
suggested simulation exercises in which the students role play as
a Teacher's Manual that includes detailed, recommended
discussion guides
An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is
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Amos N. Guiora is professor of law at The S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah. Professor Guiora teaches Criminal Law, Global Perspectives on Counter-terrorism, Religion and Terrorism and National Security Law. In addition, Guiora incorporates innovative scenario-based instruction to address national and international security issues. At the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Guiora in collaboration with other leading experts at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, will help lead the school s efforts to provide cutting-edge research, innovative training, and public service initiatives in the prevention and mitigation of global conflict. Oxford University Press will publish Professor Guiora s book Learn from History: Lessons for Extending Constitutional Protections to an Unprotected Class The Limits of Coercive Interrogation (forthcoming 2008) and Aspen Publishers will publish Professor Guiora s Terrorism Primer (forthcoming 2007). Author of;Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism (Aspen Publishers, forthcoming 2007), Professor Guiora writes and lectures extensively on issues such as Legal Aspects of Counterterrorism, Global Perspectives of Counterterrorism, Terror Financing, International Law and Morality in Armed Conflict, and Educating IDF Commanders and Soldiers on International Law and Morality. His recent publications include: Interrogating the Detainees: Extending a Hand or a Boot, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform;; Using and Abusing Financial Markets Money Laundering as the Achilles Heel of Terrorism, co-authored with Brian Field, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic; Quirin to Hamdan: Creating a Hybrid Paradigm for Detaining Terrorists, Florida Journal of International Law;; National Objectives in the Hands of Junior Leaders: IDF Experiences in Combating Terror, co-authored with Martha Minow of Harvard University, which will appear in the book Countering Terrorism in the 21st Century (Praeger Security International, 2007); A Framework for Evaluating Counterterrorism Regulations, with Jerry Ellig and Kyle McKenzie, Mercatus policy Series; Transnational Comparative Analysis of Balancing Competing Interests in Counterterrorism, Temple International & Comparative Law Journal; and Where are Terrorists to be Tried A Comparative Analysis of Rights Granted to Suspected Terrorists, Catholic University Law Review. In February, 2007, Professor Guiora was a panelist at Stanford Law School s Global Constitutionalism conference about the Effects of Other Nations Law on U.S. Jurisprudence. In December 2005, Professor Guiora debated the challenge of balancing legitimate national-security interests with the civil liberties of the individual in The Guantanamo Debate, hosted by the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice in Boston, with Georgetown professor David Cole. Professor Guiora was the Constitution Day speaker at Chicago-Kent College of Law and also spoke at Hamline University and Washington University School of Law. Inaddition, he presented papers at the Istanbul Conference on Global Security and Democracy, an NYU labor conference in Italy, and at a conference on torture and human rights at West Point. Professor Guiora has chaired daylong symposia on terrorism and torture, a roundtable on religion and violence, and a unique simulation-based symposium on bioterrorism, The Fifth Plague, at Case School of Law. As an expert commentator, he is frequently interviewed and quoted and has been published in the national and international media, including CNN, The Washington Post, PBS, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, BBC, C-Span, The Christian Science Monitor, Fox TV, the New York Daily News, KQV Newsradio Pittsburgh, Wisconsin Public Radio; Minnesota Public Radio; NPR; Fox TV; Chicago Sun Times; Voice of America; Wall Street Journal; WCPN; Associated Press; Seattle Post-Intelligence. In the Spring of 2007 Guiora was the Blaine Distinguished Scholar at Washington and Jefferson College and in the Spring of 2006, Guiora was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Kenyon College. In July 2006, he taught Religion and Terrorism, at the Case School of Law ABA-approved Summer Institute for Global Justice in The Netherlands, cosponsored by Washington University School of Law and Utrecht University where he will teach in December, 2007. Prior to joining the S. J. Quinney faculty, Guiora was Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Law School, seeking to impact the public debate with regard to national and international security. A grant application submitted by Prof. Guiora for an Education Program for Prosecutors was approved and funded for $250,000 by the Department of Justice. Before joining Case in 2004, Professor Guiora served for 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces Judge Advocate General s Corps (Lt. Col. Ret.). He held a number of senior command positions, including Commander of the IDF School of Militar

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