Revolt in Syria: Eye-witness to the Uprising by Stephen Starr

By Stephen Starr

In January 2011 President Bashar al-Assad instructed the Wall road magazine that Syria was once reliable and immune from rebel. within the months that undefined, and as regimes fell in Egypt and Tunisia, hundreds of thousands of Syrians took to the streets calling for freedom, with many loss of life by the hands of the regime. Stephen Starr delves deep into the lives of Syrians whose future has been formed by way of the kingdom for nearly fifty years. In conversations with humans from all strata of Syrian society, Starr attracts jointly and is sensible of views illustrating why Syria, with its various sects and religions, used to be so susceptible to violence and civil strife. via his exact entry to a rustic mostly bring to a halt from the overseas media throughout the unrest, Starr gives you compelling first hand testimony from either those that suffered and benefited such a lot by the hands of the regime. rebel in Syria info why many Syrians sought after Assad s govt to stick because the risk of civil battle loomed huge, the long-standing hole among the country gear and its humans and why the rustic s formative years stood up decisively for freedom. Starr additionally units out the positions adhered to by way of the rustic s minorities and explains why many Syrians think that enforced regime switch may well precipitate a region-wide clash. This revised and up-to-date version features a bankruptcy bringing it as much as the tip of 2013, and examines the stories of these who've fled the scuffling with to Turkey and elsewhere.

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Nationalism and the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount: The by Erik Freas

By Erik Freas

This ebook examines the style within which the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount has been appropriated by way of either Palestinians and Israelis as a nationalist image legitimizing respective claims to the land. From the late-nineteenth century onward, the site's value turned reconfigured in the context of recent nationalist discourses, but, regardless of the initially secular nature of Palestinian and Israeli nationalisms, the holy site’s value to Islam and Judaism respectively has progressively altered the nature of either in a fashion blurring the road among non secular and nationwide identities.

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Das Zwickauer Terror-Trio: Ereignisse Szene Hintergründe by Maik Baumgärtner,Marcus Böttcher

By Maik Baumgärtner,Marcus Böttcher

Waffen, Morde, Banküberfälle und ein geheimnisvolles Leben im Untergrund - Beate Zschäpe, Uwe Mundlos und Uwe Böhnhardt terrorisierten über zehn Jahre das Land. Wie konnten sie sich zu eiskalten Mördern entwickeln? Wie schafften sie es, ein Leben im Verborgenen zu führen? Welche Rolle spielten dabei ihre Unterstützer, welche die Sicherheitsbehörden? Chronologisch beschreiben die Autoren anhand von streng vertraulichen Akten, Interviews mit Sicherheitsexperten, Angehörigen der Opfer sowie Aussteigern - "alten Bekannten" des Trios - die Aktionen der rechtsextremen Zelle.

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NATO: From Regional to Global Security Provider by Yonah Alexander,Richard Prosen,General Wesley K. Clark

By Yonah Alexander,Richard Prosen,General Wesley K. Clark (Ret),James Henry Bergeron ,Derrick Busse,Georgiana Cavendish ,Natividad Carpintero-Santamaría,Paul Dodge,R. David Edelman,Raffi Gregorian ,Enrico Mueller,Patrick Murphy ,Leslie Ordeman,Raphael Per

The function of NATO: From local to worldwide safeguard supplier is to supply a accomplished research of the Alliance’s new imaginative and prescient (the new Strategic notion) and customary safety effect – linked initiatives to be undertaken inside a quick and long term time horizon. The e-book serves as a appropriate and well timed examine of the main urgent matters dealing with NATO this present day – together with contemporary classes won. It presents thoughts for attention and extra dialogue (i.e., the “what” and the “how” concerning destiny coverage thoughts for the North Atlantic Alliance). The meant viewers contains foreign safety policy-makers, executive officers, elected leaders, teachers, execs, civil society and participants of the public.

Specifically, the publication specializes in six subject parts. half I, the creation, pertains to conceptual and organizational alterations, club enlargement and expansion. half II involves rising protection demanding situations, together with terrorism, piracy, native land threats, cyber safety and data war, power safety, non-proliferation and countering WMD. half III comprises nationwide and nearby demanding situations comparable to the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan/Pakistan, the Horn of Africa, North Africa and the center East.

Part IV offers with army and non-military resources. It integrates strength improvement, burden sharing, universal investment, ballistic missile defenses and the phased adaptive method, non-strategic nuclear guns, and a broad-based finished method of protection. half V covers multifaceted collaborative relationships among NATO and diverse governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental our bodies. This part contains outreach and engagement with Russia, India, Pakistan, and China, in addition to with different non-NATO international locations, the Mediterranean discussion (MD), and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI). Formal and casual linkages with the ecu, OSCE, and the UN also are crucial gains of the sort of cooperative task. also, the increasing participation of civil society and starting to be involvement of latest key NATO interlocutors (e.g., NGOs, teachers) have created new foreign partnering possibilities as a way of bolstering international safeguard via leading edge public-private partnerships.

Part VI features a precis and Conclusions.

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US Domestic and International Regimes of Security: Pacifying by Markus Kienscherf

By Markus Kienscherf

This publication maps the expanding convergence people family and foreign protection regimes, interpreting the fashion in the direction of worldwide pacification within the identify of 'security'.


The dream of liberal international peace after the chilly warfare is at the verge of collapsing into everlasting international pacification – not just within the worldwide south but in addition in wallet of the ‘Third global’ in the territory of Western states. during this quantity, the writer explores the ways that regimes of defense were prolonged into more and more huge elements of social existence and exhibits that their enlargement has been pushed by way of a continuing broadening of the inspiration of 'war'.


Filling a niche within the literature, the ebook demonstrates how US safety organisations have sought to strengthen indeterminate protection services aimed toward distinguishing among valid and illegitimate flows of individuals and assets. This research of regimes of safeguard is tied to a extra common dialogue concerning the patience, or perhaps multiplication, of intolerant types of strength inside of liberal governmentality.



This publication can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of safeguard experiences, conflict and clash stories and international relations in general.

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La vie après Daesh (SOCIAL ECO H C) (French Edition) by Dounia Bouzar

By Dounia Bouzar

Léa s’est préparée à commettre un attentat.
Inès a tenté par trois fois de rejoindre les combattants de Daesh.
Hanane s’est échappée de Syrie.
Ali et Aouda ont voulu partir avec leur bébé sur l. a. « terre sainte ».
Charlotte se sentait aimée par ses nouveaux « frères et soeurs ».
Aïda était fière de son mari candidat au martyre en Irak.
Brian voulait exterminer tous ceux qui ne pensaient pas comme lui.
Nadia et son équipe parcourent l. a. France pour les rencontrer. Ensemble, ils se battent pour essayer de leur redonner une vie après Daesh. Ils doivent affronter leurs propres fantômes, automobile chacun a déjà rencontré l. a. terreur : kidnapping d’une petite soeur en Syrie, violence d’un mari psychopathe, menaces d’un mari radicalisé sur leur enfant...
Leurs combats les ont rendu forts... Pour lutter contre Daesh, il faut savoir marcher sans trembler.

Dounia Bouzar, ancienne éducatrice et anthropologue du fait religieux, a raconté dans Ils cherchent le paradis, ils ont trouvé l’enfer (Éditions de l’Atelier, 2014) l. a. descente aux enfers de mom and dad qui s’unissent pour ramener de Syrie leurs enfants embrigadés par des groupes djihadistes. Plus de cinq cents familles l’ont sollicitée pour qu’avec son équipe elle aide leurs enfants à sortir de l’emprise djihadiste. Mandatée par le ministère de l’Intérieur, elle transmet aujourd’hui sa méthode de désembrigadement aux cellules anti-radicalité des préfectures.

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Hamas, Popular Support and War in the Middle East: by Richard Davis

By Richard Davis

This e-book deals a brand new knowing of the character of power-seeking rebel teams through empirically analyzing using violence through Hamas within the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict.


Though Hamas has discovered to trip the tides of renowned help, it continues to be suspended among its quest to accomplish the values of its ardent supporters (reclamation of land via strength) and the will to develop well known help. This rigidity is mirrored in how and while the crowd workouts violent resistance. The theoretical framework utilized during this quantity presents an easy build to appreciate the dynamics that bring about use and non-use of violence below altering environmental stipulations through Hamas, yet might be utilized extra commonly to different power-seeking rebel teams, together with ISIL. The publication weaves jointly the dynamics among violent activities and inner and exterior impacts on Hamas, together with: expressed values of the gang, Palestinian renowned aid measures, leaders’ personalities and innovation (weapons and tactics), Israeli impression and certain killings, peace methods and conflicts in Gaza, Syria, Iraq and Egypt. With newly assembled datasets on Hamas’ violent acts and public statements, Israeli special Killings, old measures of well known aid and broad box interviews, the e-book deals a clean viewpoint on rebel crew violence through demonstrating less than what stipulations the crowd routines violence or refrains from doing so.


This publication should be of a lot curiosity to either coverage makers and scholars of the Arab-Israeli clash, political violence, center japanese politics, safeguard stories and diplomacy in general.

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Lone Wolf Terror and the Rise of Leaderless Resistance by George Michael

By George Michael

On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik detonated a automobile bomb in downtown Oslo, Norway. He did not cease there, touring numerous hours from the town to ambush a formative years camp whereas the remainder of Norway used to be distracted by way of his previous assault. that is the place the evidence finish. yet what influenced him? Did he have support staging the assaults? The proof indicates a startling fact: that this used to be the paintings of 1 guy, pursuing a venture he was once confident used to be just.

If Breivik did certainly act on my own, he would not be the 1st. Timothy McVeigh bombed a federal development in Oklahoma urban dependent primarily on his personal motivations. Eric Robert Rudolph launched into a crusade of terror over numerous years, together with the Centennial Park bombing on the 1996 Olympics. Ted Kaczynski was once published to be the Unabomber that very same yr. And those are just the main amazing examples. As George Michael demonstrates in Lone Wolf Terror and the increase of Leaderless Resistance, they don't seem to be remoted situations. fairly, they symbolize the hot means war could be carried out within the twenty-first century.

Lone Wolf Terror investigates the motivations of diverse political and ideological parts, similar to right-wing members, ecoextremists, international jihadists, or even quasi-governmental entities. In some of these circumstances, these conducting harmful acts function as "lone wolves" and small cells, with very little connection to formal enterprises. eventually, Michael means that leaderless resistance has develop into the commonest tactical method of political terrorists within the West and elsewhere.

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American National Security Policy: Authorities, by John T. Fishel

By John T. Fishel

Security coverage is a key issue not just of family politics within the united states, but additionally of international kinfolk and international safety. this article units to give an explanation for the method of safety coverage making within the usa by way of the entire parts that form it, from associations and laws to policymakers themselves and ancient precedents.

To comprehend nationwide safeguard coverage, the ebook first must deal with the best way nationwide defense coverage makers see the area. It indicates that they often see it in realist phrases the place the kingdom is a unmarried rational actor pursuing its nationwide curiosity. It then specializes in how legislative professionals permit and constrain those coverage makers ahead of taking a look at the organizational context during which rules are made and applied. this implies analyzing the felony gurus that govern how the approach services, akin to the structure and the nationwide protection Act of 1947, in addition to some of the governmental associations whose functions both restrict or permit execution, reminiscent of the CIA, NSA, and so forth. subsequent, the textual content analyzes the strategies and items of nationwide safety coverage making, resembling stories, exhibiting how they vary from management to management. finally, a sequence of case reviews illustrate the demanding situations of enforcing and constructing coverage. those span the post-Cold struggle interval to the current, and comprise the Panama situation, Somalia, the Balkans Haiti, the Iraq wars, and Afghanistan. by way of combining either the idea and method, this textbook finds all features of the making of nationwide defense coverage in usa from time table environment to the successes and screw ups of implementation.

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Mass-Mediated Terrorism: Mainstream and Digital Media in by Brigitte Nacos

By Brigitte Nacos

With all new and increased chapters, the 3rd variation offers an in-depth examine how terrorists take advantage of mass media to get consciousness, unfold worry and anxiousness one of the objectives of this kind of violence, and threaten extra assaults. the conventional information media’s urge for food for stunning, sensational, and tragic tales has regularly ended in over-coverage of terrorist occasions and threats. yet this present day, social media, comparable to Twitter, fb, and YouTube, let terrorists to speak without delay with large audiences all over the world spreading their propaganda, radicalizing and recruiting fans, and offering knowledge to “lone wolves.” however, governments in democracies, too, make the most of mass media to enlist public aid for counterterrorist measures. This quantity can assist readers to appreciate the centrality of media concerns in either terrorism and counterterrorism.

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