Understanding Terrorism: Threats in an Uncertain World

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Akorlie A. Nyatepe-Coo, Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted
Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004 - Political Science - 267 pages
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This reader serves as a useful tool in examining the events of 9/11/2001; it provides comprehensive coverage of this date's significance from a number of perspectives and offers in-depth, provocative essays examining subjects ranging from the history of Islam to the future of terrorism. Introductory paragraphs for each article and the book's introduction offer a framework for the varied chapters; readers will learn about economic incentives, comtemporary politics of the Middle East, and historical precedents for the use of terrorism at the dawning of the 21st century. For foreign affairs officers, intelligence analysts, foreign service officers, economic affairs officers, and political affairs officers. Also useful for book clubs and reading groups, as this collection of essays spawns exciting material for discussion and understanding.

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Nyatepe-Coo is professor of Economics and Interim Director of Institutional Research at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Zeisler-Vralsted is professor and chair of the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

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