Handbook of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Post 9/11


Handbook of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Post 9/11

9781786438010 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by David Martin Jones, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King’s College London and Honorary Professor, Humanities Research Institute, University of Buckingham, UK, Paul Schulte, Honorary Professor, Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, School of Government and Society, University of Birmingham, UK, Carl Ungerer, Senior Associate, Cognoscenti Group, Sydney and M.L.R. Smith, Academic Principal, Australian War College, Australia
Publication Date: 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78643 801 0 Extent: 456 pp
Almost two decades after the events of 9/11, this Handbook offers a comprehensive insight into the evolution and development of terrorism and insurgency since then. Gathering contributions from a broad range of perspectives, it both identifies new technological developments in terrorism and insurgency, and addresses the distinct state responses to the threat of political, or religiously motivated violence; not only in the Middle East and Europe, but also in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and North and South America.

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The events of 9/11 gave rise to a new epoch in world history. This Handbook examines how the world order and our understanding of war and peace has been transformed since the global war on terror began.

Bringing together expert commentators and academics from Asia, US, Europe and the Middle East, the Handbook of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Post 9/11 assesses regional responses to terrorism and evaluates the emergence of new threats. This timely reflection on the consequences of the global war on terror considers the future of asymmetric conflict in the context of the fourth industrial revolution, and the evolution of cyberwarfare.

Providing an analysis of terrorism since 2001, from Al-Qaeda to Daesh, and a critical evaluation of counter terrorism and counter insurgency, this Handbook is an essential primer for students, at all levels, researching terrorism, insurgency, global warfare and international relations. It will also benefit defence and security personnel enrolled on postgraduate courses in military academies.
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‘All in all, this Handbook of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Post 9/11 is a welcome addition to existing efforts to survey the field of (counter-)terrorism studies. No university library should be without it.’
– Alex P. Schmid, Perspectives on Terrorism

‘Prescient, probing and provocative, this Handbook of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Post 9/11 is a timely and welcome addition to the literature. It gathers in one volume the research and assessments of some of the field''s best and sharpest scholars to render a reappraisal of the struggle against this continuing threat.’
– Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University, US, author of Inside Terrorism

‘The Handbook of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Post 9/11 represents an impressive intellectual balance between presenting a global overview of the subject and providing insightful regional analyses of how different terrorist movements actually operate. It is surely the most comprehensive single volume currently available in the field of terrorism studies and is highly recommended.’
– Michael Evans, Australian Defence College

‘This is a welcome and important Handbook which offers a fresh perspective on some of the most important debates about national security and counter terrorism in the twenty-first century. It looks beyond the West and is not afraid to challenge simplistic narratives and conventional wisdom. The Handbook is assembled by distinguished experts in the field but it is pleasing to see the work of so many younger scholars foregrounded across a considerable range of areas.’
– John Bew, King’s College London, UK
Contributors: B. Ahlhaus, R. Basra, B. Blair, B. Clifford, J. Cook, R. Dellios, C. Duncombe, H. Edwards, P.G. Faber, Z. Gold, M. Groppi, A. Guillaume-Barry, K. Hammerberg, J. Holland-McCowan, S. Hughes, K.E. Irwin, D.M. Jones, I. Kfrir, A. Kiss, D.L. Knoll, B.J. Lutz, J.M. Lutz, P. Mahadevan, J. Maszka, J. McDonald, J. McQuaid, A. Meleagrou-Hitchens, M.-M. Müller, N. Musgrave, A. Powell, W. Rosenau, J. Rovner, N. Sahak, J. Schroden, P. Schulte, M.L.R. Smith, T. Stevens, A.T.H. Tan, C. Ungerer, G. Vale, J.R. Woodier, A. Zingerle


1 Introduction to the Handbook of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Post 9/11 1
David Martin Jones and M.L.R. Smith

2 Public international law, terrorism and insurgency post-9/11 13
Birte Ahlhaus
3 International law and terrorism: the case of ISIS 26
Holli Edwards
4 Strategic cyberterrorism: problems of ends, ways and means 42
Tim Stevens
5 Decapitation, repression, or cauterization? The problem of targeted killings 53
Jack McDonald
6 The Internet and cybersecurity: taking the virtual fight to cybercrime and
cyberwarfare 65
Jonathan R. Woodier and Andreas Zingerle
7 Terrorist financing since 9/11 79
John Holland-McCowan and Rajan Basra
8 The media and terror: undermining information asymmetry 92
Jonathan R. Woodier
9 Intelligence in the age of Twitter 99
Joshua Rovner
10 Critical theory and terrorism 108
David Martin Jones and M.L.R. Smith
11 Madness, morality and terror 127
David Martin Jones and M.L.R. Smith
12 Ideology or pathology? Anders Breivik – a case study 134
Brendan Blair
13 Women and terror after 9/11: the case of Islamic State 143
Joana Cook
14 A minor issue? Trajectories of Islamic State’s underage members 160
Gina Vale

15 Afghanistan: the Pashtun dimension of the war on terror 179
Nabi Sahak
16 Hamas and 9/11 196
Nina Musgrave
17 Iraq and terror post-9/11: why the Islamic State remains a persistent
element in Iraq 204
Troels Burchall Henningsen
18 American jihadist travelers in Iraq and Syria 219
Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, Seamus Hughes and Bennett Clifford
19 Israel’s approach to counter-terrorism 227
Isaac Kfir
20 Iran, terrorism and the post-9/11 world order 240
Constance Duncombe
21 A tale of two strategies: the enduring African legacies of Hassan
al-Banna and Sayyid Qutb 250
John Maszka

22 Terrorism and counterterrorism in Europe 267
Brenda J. Lutz and James M. Lutz
23 Jihadism and post-9/11 Europe: the Italian case 276
Michele Groppi
24 Jihadism and post-9/11 Europe: the French approach to fighting terrorism 293
Augustin Guillaume-Barry
25 Terrorism in Russia 304
Annamária Kiss

26 South Asia: from terrorism to radicalism 317
Prem Mahadevan
27 Terrorism in Southeast Asia: a clear and present danger 327
Andrew T.H. Tan
28 Counter-terrorism with Chinese characteristics 340
Rosita Dellios
29 The threat of home-grown terrorism: an Australian perspective 351
Carl Ungerer

30 Terrorism and insurgency in post-9/11 Latin America 361
Markus-Michael Müller
31 After 9/11: the NYPD’s policing of violent extremism 371
Kate E. Irwin
32 The US campaign against al-Qaeda, 2001–16: an assessment 387
Julia McQuaid, Jonathan Schroden, Pamela G. Faber, Kate Hammerberg,
Alexander Powell, Zack Gold, David L. Knoll and William Rosenau

33 Strategy and terrorism: discourse and analysis 406
M.L.R. Smith and David Martin Jones
34 Future war: AI, drones, terrorism and counterterror 416
Paul Schulte

Index 434
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