High-Impact Terrorism:: Proceedings of a Russian-American Workshop

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In June 2001 the National Academies and the Russian Academy of Sciences held a bilateral workshop in Moscow on terrorism in a high--technology society and modern methods to prevent and respond to it. The purpose of the workshop was to begin a dialogue on high--impact terrorism that could lead to further U.S.--Russian collaboration. This volume includes papers presented at the workshop by 31 Russian and American experts on various types of high-impact terrorism, including biological and agricultural terrorism, nuclear and electromagnetic terrorism, explosives, chemical, and technological terrorism, and cyber terrorism. The papers also address legal issues, Russian internal affairs, and the future of international cooperation in this area.

 

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Contents

Opening Remarks
1
TERRORISM AND THE LAW
3
The Legal Basis for Counterterrorism Activities in the United States
5
Russian Legislation and the Struggle Against Terrorism
16
Russian Legislation and the Fight Against Terrorism
25
Organized Crime and Terrorism
37
International and Domestic Terrorism
53
HighTechnology Conditions
61
Problems of Preventing Acts of Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism
160
EXPLOSIVES TERRORISM
165
Selected Technologies and Procedures Intended to Restrict Unauthorized Access to Explosives
167
Explosives Threat
171
CYBERTERRORISM
181
Computer Terrorism and Internet Security Issues
183
Some International Dimensions
198
AGRICULTURAL TERRORISM
207

From the Experience of the Intelligence Services of the Russian Empire in Combating Terrorists
69
On Historical Experience in Combating Terrorism
76
Electromagnetic Terrorism
83
BIOLOGICAL TERRORISM
87
Molecular Epidemiology as a New Approach in Detecting Terrorist Use of Infectious Agents
89
Threat and Response
102
A View from the Side
106
CHEMICAL TERRORISM
115
Assessing Threats and Responses
117
NUCLEAR TERRORISM
135
Radiological Terrorism
137
Nuclear Terrorism
149
Could Terrorists Produce LowYield Nuclear Weapons?
156
Problems of Biological Security in Agriculture
209
Agricultural Bioterrorism
219
FUTURE TRENDS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
233
Legal Aspects and Contemporary Methods of Preventing and Countering Terrorist Activity
235
Cooperation Among Ministries of Internal Affairs of CIS Member States in the Fight Against Terrorism and Other Manifestations of Extremism
245
International Centers as a Basis for Controlling Infectious Disease and Countering Bioterrorism
250
Tactics Strategy and Stealth
260
New Opportunities for Bilateral Cooperation
267
Concluding Statement
270
APPENDIXES
271
Goals of Russian Federal Program on Problems of Natural and Technological Security
273
Terrorism in a HighTech Society and Modern Methods for Prevention and Response
275
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