TERRORISM

Literature from the 1990s

A - C

Alexander, Yonah, Yuval Ne'Eman, and Ely Tavin, eds. Future Terrorism Trends. Washington, DC: Global Affairs, 1991.

Alexander, Yonah, and Alan O'Day, gen. eds. The International Library of Terrorism. 5 vols. New York: G.K. Hall, 1994.

Vol. I. Wilkinson, Paul, ed. Terrorism: British Perspectives.

I. The Wider Context

II. Terrorism in Great Britain and Northern Ireland

III. Analysis of Terrorism in Other Countries

IV. Other Aspects

Vol. II. O'Day, Alan, ed. Dimensions of Irish Terrorism.

I. Causations of Political Violence

II. Participants in Terrorism

III. The Impact of Terrorism in the Community

IV. Responses to Terrorism

Vol. III. Moxon-Browne, Edward, ed. European Terrorism.

I. European Terrorism: General Themes

II. National Case Studies

III. Remedies and Responses: National and International

Vol. IV. Crenshaw, Martha, ed. Terrorism in Africa.

I. Assassinations, Hijackings, and International Terrorism

II. The Relationship Between Terrorism and Insurgency in Africa

III. South Africa: States, Terrorism, and Resistance

I. Middle East Terrorism: Past Experiences

II. Current and Future Threats: A Regional Overview

III. Radical Palestinian Terrorist Groups

IV. Islamic Fundamentalist Groups

V. Christian Terrorist Groups

VI. Jewish Terrorist Groups

VII. State Sponsors of Terrorism

VIII. Middle East Terrorism Spill-Over into Other Regions

IX. Regional Responses to Middle East Terrorism

X. International Responses to Middle East Terrorism

Almond, Peter. "Special Operations Forces Ask Free Rein on Covert Jobs." Washington Times, 12 Apr. 1990, A4.

Anderson, Terry. Den of Lions: Memoirs of Seven Years. New York: Crown, 1993.

The author tells the story of his seven years as a hostage of Arab terrorists in Beirut. His survival reminds us of the strength of the human spirit.

Auster, Bruce B., Kevin Whitelaw, and Lucian Kim. "An Inside Look at Terror, Inc." U.S. News & World Report, 19 Oct. 1998, 34-35.

Bell, J. Bowyer. "Dragonworld (II): Deception, Tradecraft, and the Provisional IRA." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 8, no. 1 (Spring 1995): 21-50.

Beres, Louis René. "Intelligence and Nuclear Terrorism: Preventing 'Pain into Power.'" International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 9, no. 2 (Summer 1996): 159-167.

Bodine, Barbara B. "U.S. Efforts to Combat International Terrorism." U.S. Department of State Dispatch, 15 Aug. 1994, 558-559.

Carter, Ashton B., John Deutch, and Philip Zelikow. "Catastrophic Terrorism: Tackling the New Danger." Foreign Affairs 77, no. 6 (Nov.-Dec. 1998): 80-94.

Catanzaro, Raimondo, ed. The Red Brigades and Left-Wing Terrorism in Italy. London: Pinter, 1991.

Chapman, Robert D. "Reflections on Terrorism: A Sideline View." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 12, no. 2 (Summer 1999): 207-226.

In commenting on someone's else statement about terrorists, Chapman says, "There's truth to that." The same might be said for this article. Yes, there is truth here, but just how far does the insight of Chapman's "truth" extend? I don't know, but there are some disturbing (meaning disturbing to conventional thinking) thoughts put forward. If that effect was the author's goal, he has achieved it.

Charters, David A. "Counterterrorism Intelligence: Sources, Methods, Process, and Problems." In Democratic Responses to International Terrorism, ed. David A. Charters, 227-266. Ardsley-on-Hudson, NY: Transnational Publishers, 1991.

Charters, David A., ed.

1. The Deadly Sin of Terrorism: Its Effect on Democracy and Civil Liberties in Six Countries. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1994.

Fukiyama, FA 74.3 (May-Jun. 1995), notes that this book compares antiterrorism campaigns in Britain, Germany, Italy, France, Israel, and the United States. Most of these countries have "managed to cope in ways that have not damaged their democratic credentials.... The book suggests that the entire terrorist problem has been oversold by the media, both as a problem and as a threat to democracy." Choice, May 1995, comments that this "collection offers a good start toward a comparative analysis of terrorism, viewed mainly from the governmental perspective."

2. Democratic Responses to International Terrorism. Ardsley-on- Hudson, NY: Transnational Publishers, 1991.

Everett, MI 18.3, calls this book a "cornerstone reference about terrorism.... [Its] focus is Canada.... The chapter on 'Counterterrorism Intelligence' is one of the most useful." According to Robertson, I&NS 10.1, "most of the essays are quite wide-ranging." That, however, occasions "some disappointment," because too many of the essays "contribute little that is new or exciting."

Clutterbuck, Richard. Terrorism and Guerrilla Warfare: Forecasts and Remedies. London: Routledge, 1990.

CNN. "CIA Tries New Strategy to Deter Terrorism." 1 Mar. 1999. [http://cnn.com]

On the sixth floor of the CIA's "new Global Response Center, a high-tech,... command post in suburban Virginia, CIA workers are busy with the agency's newest weapon against terrorism -- the tactic of disruption.... Typically, a disruption operation begins with a scrap of information.... The CIA might provide evidence, for instance, for a legal pretext for arrest, such as information that a terrorist cell crossed a border with false papers or illegal arms. The key to disruption is that it takes place before terrorists strike, amounting to a pre-emptive, offensive form of counterterrorism, Richard Clarke, President Clinton's counterterrorism coordinator, said."

Crenshaw, Martha, ed. Terrorism in Context. State College, PA: Penn State University Press, 1995.

Cummings, Richard H. "The Last Tango in Munich: Carlos and the Bombing of RFE/RL." Midcoast World News Exchange. http://www.midcoastexchange.com.

Deals with the bomb attack by Carlos' (Ilyich Ramirez-Sanchez) pan-European terrorist group on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on 21 February 1981. The author notes that "[m]ost of the information for this article comes from the files of the ... 'Stasi.' I reviewed some of the relevant Stasi files as a result of the German government's investigation into the bombing of RFE/RL; other Stasi files have been selectively released to the media over the years."

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