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Talking To Terrorists

Author : Anne Speckhard
ISBN : 1935866516
Genre : Terrorism
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This is an account of traveling through the West Bank and Gaza, into the prisons of Iraq, down the alleyways of the Casablanca slums, to Chechnya, into the radicalized neighborhoods of Belgium, the UK, France and the Netherlands, of sitting with the hostages of Beslan and Nord Ost, and of talking to terrorists. Dr. Speckhard gives us the inside story of what puts vulnerable individuals on the terrorist trajectory and what might take them back off of it. With more than four hundred interviews with terrorists and their friends, family members and hostages, Dr. Speckhard is one of the few experts to have such a breadth of experience. She visited, and even stayed overnight, in the intimate spaces of terrorists' homes, interviewed them in their stark prison cells, or met them in the streets of their cities and villages. Dr. Speckhard gives us a rare glimpse of terrorists within their own contexts. From the mouths of terrorists, their family members, comrades-and even their hostages, we learn of the manipulation of human weakness that can lead to violent acts. Through careful research of culture and religion and a genuine desire to understand the factors that motivate individuals to embrace terrorism, Dr. Speckhard deftly defines the lethal cocktail that leads to the creation of a terrorist. An internationally recognized expert on the psychological aspects of terrorism and an expert in the area of posttraumatic stress disorder, Dr. Speckhard's research also produces a knowledge of how to disengage, deradicalize, rehabilitate, and reverse the trajectory of a terrorist. Dr. Speckhard's studies spanning over a decade provide us with a deeper understanding of one of the most dangerous and violent phenomena of our times.
Category: Terrorism

Talking To Terrorists

Author : Peter Taylor
ISBN : 9780007325528
Genre : Terrorism
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What are terrorists really like? How do states counter them? And, should governments talk to them? Drawing on more than 35 years of reporting terrorism, Peter Taylor tackles these issues, as he tries to understand the motives of the men and women behind some of the world's most notorious terror attacks. The reality behind terrorism is complex. After all, one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Many former 'terrorists' have gone on to become 'statesmen' Menachem Begin of Israel's Irgun: Yasser Arafat of Palestine's Fatah; Nelson Mandela of South Africa's ANC; and Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness of Ireland's Irish Republican Army. Most of them, stripped of their masks, bombs and guns, are normal people -- but are prepared to kill in the name of a cause in which they believe. In TALKING TO TERRORISTS, Peter Taylor talks to jihadis in the East and West, to Palestinians and to members of ETA, to the Brighton bomber and to Al-Quaeda. He also talks to terrorists who changed their minds, to terrorists in prison and discusses the highly topical issue of extracting information; how are terrorists interrogated? When does interrogation become torture? Often, he argues, there is little choice but to talk to the enemy.
Category: Terrorism

Talking To Terrorists

Author : John Bew
ISBN : 0231154186
Genre : History
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Northern Ireland's peace agreement, which put an end to IRA aggression, has been widely admired as a stellar model of conflict resolution. It is believed that Britain avoided rigid preconditions in its meeting with the IRA, a move that encouraged other governments to seek similar sit-downs with extremist groups. Whether in Spain, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, or Iraq, many now believe that intelligence agencies should follow the lessons of Ulster in their efforts at brokering peace. Yet two difficult questions remain: has history provided us with a clear picture of Northern Ireland's peace process, and does the "talking cure" work with all democracies? The authors of this volume not only present an unbiased history of Northern Ireland's transition from aggression to peace, but they also demonstrate how these events developed quite differently than many proponents of the Northern Ireland model believe. Through their expert research, they then contrast their findings against incidents in Spain's Basque country during the same period. The authors point to a range of variables at play in the Ulster negotiations, such as the selection of state representatives, the information provided by intelligence agencies, the wielding of hard power, and the wider democratic process. Above all, they draw a line between talking to terrorists who believe their strategy is succeeding and making overtures to those who realize their aims are no longer attainable through violent means. At a time when Ulster is experiencing a resurgence in violence, Talking to Terrorists offers a vital reassessment of the basis on which peace was initially established.
Category: History

Talking To Terrorists

Author : Robin Soans
ISBN : 9781849435826
Genre : Drama
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‘I looked around the room and I thought, I'm the only person in this room that hasn't killed anyone’ Talking to Terrorists is a play commissioned by the Royal Court and Out of Joint. The writer, director Max Stafford-Clark, and actors interviewed people from around the world who have been involved in terrorism. They wanted to know what makes ordinary people do extreme things. As well as those who crossed the line, they met peacemakers, warriors, journalists, hostages and psychologists. Their stories take us from Uganda, Israel, Turkey, Iraq and Ireland - to the heart of the British establishment. Talking to Terrorists was produced Out of Joint Theatre Company at the Royal Court Theatre and on a UK tour in 2005.
Category: Drama

Talking To Terrorists

Author : Jonathan Powell
ISBN : 9781448137527
Genre : Political Science
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Now includes a new Afterword - Talking to ISIL Across the world governments proclaim that they will never ‘negotiate with evil’. And yet they always have and always will. From jungle clearings to stately homes and anonymous airport hotels, Talking to Terrorists puts us in the room with the terrorists, secret agents and go-betweens who seek to change the course of history. Jonathan Powell has spent nearly two decades mediating between governments and terrorist organisations. Drawing on conflicts from Colombia and Sri Lanka to Palestine and South Africa, this optimistic, wide-ranging, authoritative book is about how and why we should talk to terrorists.
Category: Political Science

Talking To Terrorists Non Violence And Counter Terrorism

Author : Andrew Fitz-Gibbon
ISBN : 9783319338378
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines the history of “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland in the 1970s-1990s and compares it with the situation in the Gaza Strip. The book takes as its cue the tragic events in Gaza in July 2014, when Israel launched Operation Protective Edge which began seven weeks of bombardment of Gaza and which led to rocket attacks by the Palestinians on Israel. In all over 2,200 people were killed. The book provides a brief history of the violence in both countries. It then analyzes the Northern Ireland Peace Process that resulted in the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, which ended decades of violence and led to relative peace in Northern Ireland through the process of “talking to terrorists.” The book suggests seven creative lessons for a peaceful way forward between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
Category: Political Science

Talking To Terrorists

Author : Peter Taylor
ISBN : 0007325533
Genre : Investigative reporting
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In TALKING TO TERRORISTS Peter Taylor takes us on a personal journey, quoting from diaries written at the time, as he reveals what it was like to come face-to-face with IRA terrorists and Islamic jihadis. What are terrorists really like? How do states counter them? And should governments talk to them? Drawing on more than 35 years of reporting terrorism, Taylor asks these difficult questions as he tries to understand the motives of the men and women behind some of the world's most notorious terror attacks. The reality behind terrorism is complex. As the saying goes, 'one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter'. Many former 'terrorists' have gone on to become statesmen: Menachem Begin of Israel's Irgun, Yasser Arafat of Palestine's Fatah, Nelson Mandela of South Africa's ANC, and Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness of Ireland's Irish Republican Army. Stripped of their masks, bombs and guns, terrorists are normal people - but they are prepared to kill in the name of a cause in which they believe. Taylor asks what lessons can be learned from the resolution of conflict in Northern Ireland in confronting the threat of Islamic extremism, and tackles head-on the highly topical issue of extracting actionable intelligence that could save lives. When does interrogation become torture? Often, he argues, there is little choice but to talk to the enemy.
Category: Investigative reporting

Talking To Terrorists

Author : Mark Perry
ISBN : 9781458721273
Genre :
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It has long been an article of faith that the United States does not ''talk to terrorists that to engage in dialogue with groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Muslim Brotherhood would be tacitly to acknowledge their status as legitimate political actors. Not so, argues Middle East expert Mark Perry. In the absence of dialogue, we have lumped these groups together with Al Qaeda as part of a monolithic enemy defined by a visceral hatred of American values. In reality, while they hold deep grievances about specific US policies, they are ultimately far more defined by their opposition to the deliberately anti-political Salafist ideology of Al Qaeda. Drawing on extensive interviews with Washington insiders, Perry describes fruitful covert meetings between members of the US armed forces and leaders of the Iraqi insurgency to demonstrate that talking to terrorists may be best way to end terrorism controversial wisdom we ignore at our peril.
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Talking To Terrorists

Author : Carolin Goerzig
ISBN : 9781136938030
Genre : History
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This book examines the doctrine of giving no concessions to terrorists, and uses empirical research to establish whether there is any link between negotiating with such groups and the spread of violence. The logic of the no-concessions doctrine is based on the argument that other terrorist groups multiply when they realize that terrorism succeeds in achieving political goals. Proponents of the no-concessions doctrine have argued that there is a pattern in terrorist contagion which results from giving in to their demands. Statistical evidence for terrorist contagion is not convincing enough, however, as depicting an increase in terrorist incidences as a consequence of concessions could merely imply a flawed causality. Without an explanation for such correlations we are left wondering whether other reasons could be decisive in the increase in terrorist actions. Based on field research in four countries and interviews with current and former members of several different terrorist groups, this book establishes a qualitative relationship between concessions to terrorists on the one hand and (non-)contagion of other terrorist groups on the other. The deterrence effect, intended by the imperative never to concede, is seriously challenged. In fact, it can be precisely through concessions that groups mentalities and actions are called into question. The book will be of great interest to students of terrorism and political violence, war and conflict studies, security studies and IR/politics. Carolin Goerzig is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris and has a PhD in Political Science from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.
Category: History

Talking To Terrorists

Author : Brian Michael Jenkins
ISBN : IND:39000001754964
Genre : Hostage negotiations
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Terrorists seize foreign officials as a means of gaining international attention and exerting leverage over the local government, upon whom they usually levy their demands. A political kidnapping is an act of propaganda, inherent within it is a desire to communicate. Holding a hostage guarantees that the kidnappers will be heard. On the other side, the government not only is concerned with obtaining the safe release of the hostage or hostages; it also wants to communicate its position in the contest with the terrorists. When the hostage belongs to another government, that government also must communicate its concerns about the safety of one or more of its citizens, its policy with regard to political kidnappings, and its attitude toward the local government. Political kidnappings create many communications problems Resolution of these kidnappings requires communication between at least two parties: the terrorist kidnappers and the government. Governments themselves are, of course, complex organizations comprised of separate entities that sometimes act independently of one another, each having its own means of communicating This magnifies the problem. When opinions are divided on how to handle the kidnapping, the government may be saying several things at once.
Category: Hostage negotiations

Talking To The Enemy

Author : Scott Atran
ISBN : 9780141966786
Genre : Religion
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Talking to the Enemy is an intellectually and personally courageous exploration of one of the most contentious issues of modern times. Scott Atran has spent years talking to terrorists - from Gaza and Afghanistan, to Indonesia and Europe - in order to help us understand and mitigate the rise of religious violence. Here he argues persuasively that we need to consider terrorists' close relationships, with family and friends, as much as the causes they espouse, and delivers a fascinating journey into the mindsets of radicalised people in the twenty-first century. Along the way, he also provides deep insights into the history of all religions, and into their evolutionary origins. He shows us, above all, how we have come to be human. More than any other book, Talking to the Enemy invites us to empathise; it is itself the best possible example of how to do it.
Category: Religion

Talking To The Enemy

Author : Henning Glaser
ISBN : 3848704331
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Die Beitrage des Sammelbandes beschaftigen sich mit rechtlichen und politischen Aspekten der Terrorismusbekampfung.
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Talking Terrorism

Author : Philip Herbst
ISBN : 0313324867
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Defines in a dictionary style format terms usually associated with terrorism, such as extremist, fundamentalist, and terrorist.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Radicalization To Terrorism

Author : Sophia Moskalenko
ISBN : 9780190862596
Genre : Business & Economics
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"In the recent years, terrorism and radicalization have (unfortunately) become something of a regular topic in the news, in movies and TV shows, and even in dinnertime conversations. It seems like everyone knows something and has a theory or two to explain the growing number of terrorist attacks around the world. Some blame it on Muslims, some on the news media and the Internet, and some on the CIA and the U.S. government. It has become difficult to judge the quality of all this information. Thus, it makes sense to ask for credentials of the messengers"--
Category: Business & Economics

Theatre Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105122356947
Genre : Theater
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Category: Theater

Post Modern Terrorism

Author : Boaz Ganor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114537900
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science