THE WAR ON TERROR

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The War On Terror

Author : Paul Ruschmann
ISBN : 9781438106250
Genre : Political Science
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The war on terror has been in effect since 2002, when United States troops first invaded Afghanistan. War efforts have expanded from military action to legislation such as the PATRIOT Act and domestic applications. This book examines these issues with statistics, legal opinions, and information about legislation.
Category: Political Science

Africa And The War On Terrorism

Author : Professor John Davis
ISBN : 9781409498452
Genre : Political Science
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Abject poverty and official corruption make parts of Africa a very attractive destination for terrorist organizations. Opportunities have developed during the pre- and post-9/11 periods in Africa for the recruitment of terrorists, attainment of bases of operations and sources of funding for Al Qaeda or its affiliated terror groups. This comprehensive volume provides an extensive examination of major terrorist events in Africa. It highlights internal and external indices to illustrate why Africa is so ripe for terrorism, ostensibly in terms of recruitment as well as attainment and sources of funding due to the continent's continuing poverty and corruption. The volume will prove indispensable reading for anyone researching security issues, political sociology and African studies.
Category: Political Science

Flashpoints In The War On Terrorism

Author : Derek S. Reveron
ISBN : 9780415954914
Genre : Political Science
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This volume offers a comprehensive overview of international political violence by bringing together foreign policy experts on several regions who examine conflicts in the Fertile Crescent, the Balkans, the Post-Soviet Region, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. With cogent assessments of civil conflicts that threaten to be part of a 'global jihad', each chapter both dissects the historical roots and socio-economic causes that catalyze terrorism in those areas, as well as posits ways for the United States to meet the myriad of foreign policy challenges posed by the growing threat of contemporary international terrorism.
Category: Political Science

Law Ethics And The War On Terror

Author : Matthew Evangelista
ISBN : 9780745639680
Genre : Political Science
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In recent years the mass murder of thousands of innocent civilians by al Qaeda terrorists has plumbed the depths of criminality and immorality. Yet it is the response to those attacks, particularly by the United States, that has provoked widespread accusations that the anti-terrorist cure may be worse than the terrorist disease. This book explores the key legal and ethical controversies that arose in the wake of the brutal attacks of 11 September 2001. After the Cold War, progress in human rights and limitations on warfare created an impression that "global civil society" had emerged to challenge the dominance of states and establish new norms to guide their behavior. The events of 9/11, however, witnessed a reassertion of state prerogatives, reflected in challenges to the Geneva Conventions and the stigma against torture. Focusing on core debates about preventive war and the implications of targeted assassination, kidnapping, indefinite detention, and the torture of suspected terrorists, Evangelista asks whether state practice will further undermine the very norms of international law and morality, or whether efforts to combat terrorism can be brought back into conformity with ethical and legal standards.
Category: Political Science

A New Kind Of Containment

Author : Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo
ISBN : 9789042025233
Genre : Philosophy
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This book addresses “containment” as it relates to interlocking discourses around the “War on Terror” as a global effort and its link to race and sexuality within the United States. The project emerged from the recognition that the events of 11 September 2001, prompted new efforts at containment with both domestic and international implications.
Category: Philosophy

Interrogating The War On Terror

Author : Deborah Staines
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123261187
Genre : Political Science
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Interrogating the War on Terror presents a critique of contemporary war culture and politics, introducing a range of political, philosophical, legal, artistic and social perspectives on a devastating war. Bringing together contributors from the United States, UK and Australia'implicitly dissenting from within the Coalition of the Willing'this volume explores the discourses and cultural effects of the current "war on terror". Is the so-called war on terror justified? Seeking an ethical engagement with the problems and paradoxes of this global conflict, the authors situate the historical and legal meanings of terror and terrorism alongside the exploitation of such terms by the Bush Administration and other governments in recent years.Contributions by philosophers, sociologists, and law and literature scholars raise questions about neo-conservatism, freedom, security and the new legitimation of torture, and demonstrate how this war brings political and discursive power to bear on democracy, human rights and individuals in places as far-flung as Iraq, Bali, and the U.S. Artworks by internationally renowned war artist George Gittoes, and several essays by cultural theorists return a critical emphasis to the role of visual media, affect, gender and popular culture in understanding and rethinking war.Interrogating the War on Terror's multi-disciplinary and international perspectives will be useful to scholars and students alike in addressing this highly topical issue. The essays reference mainstream sources and widely-documented events in the war on terror, making it accessible also to the general reader.
Category: Political Science

Winning The Un War

Author : Charles V. Peña
ISBN : 9781612343235
Genre : History
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According to President Bush, "the American people are safer" as a result of invading Iraq. True, Saddam Hussein has been removed from power. But al Qaeda, the group that planned and carried out the attacks on September 11, remains at large. Meanwhile, the White House has conceded that Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with the attacks. Charles Peña argues that the war in Iraq is but one misstep in the Bush administration's "global war on terror." Terrorism is simply a tactic, however, not an enemy. Trying to eradicate it is a quixotic quest that does not focus on those responsible for 9/11. Instead, the national security strategy should consist of three central elements: establishing homeland security against further attacks; dismantling the al Qaeda terrorist network; and enacting a foreign policy that does not attract new al Qaeda terrorists. This approach requires restructuring U.S. forces and ending Cold War-era commitments that distract from the current, pressing threat. It also requires ameliorating the negative consequences of an interventionist U.S. foreign policy, which creates incentives and opportunities for terrorists to target the United States. If we misdiagnose al Qaeda's motivations or focus military efforts on the wrong targets, then we run the risk that the war against the al Qaeda terrorist threat (and the radical Islamic ideology it represents) will become a broader war against the Islamic world that could last generations and cost countless lives. With a foreword by Michael Scheuer, the bestselling author of Imperial Hubris.
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Syria The United States And The War On Terror In The Middle East

Author : Robert G. Rabil
ISBN : 027599015X
Genre : History
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Ever since Syria won its independence from France in 1946, it has been a crucial player in Middle Eastern politics. Over the years, relations between the United States and Syria have fluctuated as Washington has tried to balance its commitment to Israel's security with its support for Arab regimes in order to protect vital and strategic interests in the Arab world. Rabil provides a history of the modern U.S.-Syrian relationship, putting the latest events in the context of contemporary history, and placing the relationship in the context of Middle Eastern politics.
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Why We Re Losing The War On Terror

Author : Paul Rogers
ISBN : 9780745641966
Genre : Political Science
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The war on terror is a lost cause. As the war heads towards its second decade, American security policy is in disarray – the Iraq War is a disaster, Afghanistan is deeply insecure and the al-Qaida movement remains as potent as ever with new generations of leaders coming to the fore. Well over 100,000 civilians have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, many tens of thousands have been detained without trial, and torture, prisoner abuse and rendition have sullied the reputation of the United States and its coalition partners. Why We’re Losing the War on Terror examines the reasons for the failure, focusing on American political and military attitudes, the impact of 9/11, the fallacy of a New American Century, the role of oil and, above all, the consummate failure to go beyond a narrow western view of the world. More significantly, it argues that the disaster of the war may have a huge if unexpected bonus. Its very failure will make it possible to completely re-think western attitudes to global security, moving towards a sustainable policy that will be much more effective in addressing the real threats to global security – the widening socio-economic divide and climate change.
Category: Political Science

Author : George Soros
ISBN : 9789960545042
Genre : Political Science
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جنى جورج سوروس المليارات من خلال توقع التغيرات الزلزالية في الأسواق المالية، واستخدم هذه الأموال لمحاولة تغيير العالم. في هذا الكتاب، يجلب سوروس ذلك الالتزام إلى الموضوع الذي هجس في صدره منذ عام 2001: حالة الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية. لا يعاين سوروس النواقص المهلكة والشروخ العميقة والعيوب الخطيرة في الإدارة الحالية فقط ـــ وعداؤه لها موثق توثيقا جيداً ـــ بل في النظرة الأمريكية الأوسع للعالم. «رجل الدولة الذي لا ينتمي إلى أي دولة»، ولا تكبحه الحاجة إلى تخفيف وتلطيف حدة رسالته لتناسب السياسة الحزبية، يقدم أقوى وأعمق وصف كتبه حتى الآن، ليبين كيف فقد البلد الذي يجب أن يكون بمثابة المنارة الهادية للحكم الرشيد في العالم، وجهته وضل اتجاهه، فصدق الأمريكيون بلاغتهم الخطابية الطنانة وأساطيرهم الخرافية الموهومة، في تحد سافر للحقائق التي ستشكل مستقبلهم. يصر سوروس بإلحاح على وجوب أن «تغير أمريكا موقفها بشكل جوهري». فإذا أرادت نقطة انطلاق، كما يقول، فمن الأفضل البدء بالتخلي عما يكمن ضمنا في الحرب على الإرهاب من «مشاعر الرضى والقناعة والسعادة»، والتبرؤ مما يحايثها من سوء فهم، وتأويلات خاطئة، واعتقادات مغلوطة. يتصدى جورج سوروس، وقد بلغ الخامسة والسبعين، بوضوح لا لبس فيه وعزم لا يلين للموضوعات الرئيسة في عصرنا الحالي: التهديدات والأخطار التي تدهم حضارتنا، مثل انتشار الأسلحة النووية، والاحتباس الحراري، والإرهاب، ومكافحة الإرهاب، وتفكك أواصر التعاون الدولي. في عصر اللاعصمة يفعل سوروس ذلك بأسلوب بليغ فياض بالمشاعر والحماس. العبيكان للنشر
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