• Cyberspaces and Global Affairs by Sean S. Costigan

    By Sean S. Costigan

    From the "Facebook" revolutions within the Arab global to using social networking within the aftermath of mess ups in Japan and Haiti, to the unfold of cellular telephony in the course of the constructing global: all of those advancements are a part of how details and verbal exchange applied sciences are changing international affairs. With the increase of the social internet and functions like fb, YouTube and Twitter, students and practitioners of foreign affairs are adapting to this new details house throughout a large scale of factor components. In clash answer, dialogues and verbal exchange are taking the shape of open social networks, whereas within the felony realm, the place our on-line world is essentially lawless house, states are stepping up policing efforts to wrestle on-line criminal activity and hackers are discovering new methods round more and more refined censorship. Militaries are relocating to deeply comprise details applied sciences into their doctrines, and protesters are constructing cutting edge makes use of of expertise to maintain one step sooner than the gurus. The essays and topical instances during this publication discover such concerns as networks and networked considering, details possession, censorship, neutrality, cyberwars, humanitarian wishes, terrorism, privateness and uprising, giving a entire evaluation of the center matters within the box, complimented through actual international examples.

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  • Ruthless.com (Tom Clancy's Power Plays, Book 2) by Jerome Preisler

    By Jerome Preisler

    2011 Retail ePub
    An 8-book sequence "created by" Tom Clancy and Martin Greenberg, yet written via Jerome Preisler. the 1st 3 have been additionally made right into a Microsoft home windows video game.

    Encryption know-how retains the codes for the world's defense and conversation platforms best mystery. Deregulating this state of the art expertise for export might positioned a back-door key within the wallet of spies and terrorists all over the world. So whilst American businessman Roger Gordian refuses to place his subtle encryption application out there, he reveals his corporation the article of a company takeover—and to claim it's adversarial doesn't even come shut. in basic terms Gordian stands among the nation's army software program and political extremists who are looking to positioned the management of the unfastened international out of business—for good...

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  • Jackal: The Secret Wars of Carlos the Jackal by John Follain

    By John Follain

    The biography of the twentieth century's such a lot effective and ruthless terrorist, Carlos the Jackal, with unique revelations approximately his lifestyles, his missions, and his final seize. On an August evening in 1994 French counterespionage officials seized the world's so much sought after terrorist from a villa in Sudan. After greater than twenty years at the run, Carlos "the Jackal" had ultimately been caged. For years he had murdered and bombed his technique to notoriety, evading trap due to strong backers and the errors of Western mystery companies. Jackal is the definitive biography of this self-proclaimed "professional revolutionary," ladies' guy, and cold-blooded killer. atmosphere his tale opposed to the bigger political photo of the time, it exposes how the Soviet bloc and likely Arab regimes subsidized terrorist activities for his or her personal ends in the course of the chilly battle. the story of Carlos's exploits, together with his so much bold coup—the kidnapping of 11 OPEC oil ministers in Vienna in 1975—crackles with suspence, deception, and violence to rival the best-selling fiction of Le Carré and Forsythe. Tracing Carlos's evolution from his adolescence in Venezuela to London, Moscow, Paris, East Berlin, and the center East, Jackal makes use of formerly untapped resources, together with the information of the East German mystery police and the records of France's judicial investigations into Carlos's crimes, to inform his complete tale for the 1st time. Jackal unearths the net of intrigue, blackmail, and worry that assured Carlos's survival, the aiding hand of Colonel Qadhafi, and the genuine nature of the "Kremlin Connections." John Follain exhibits how the CIA and French intelligence issued their brokers a license to kill of their efforts to prevent Carlos; how his bravado, mixed with occasions prime as much as the autumn of the Berlin Wall, pressured him out of the Communist fold; and the way betrayal and revenge sealed in a mystery pact among France and his masters led to his downfall. A cautionary story of governments that fostered just like an invincible felony mastermind—who used to be actually a pawn within the chilling chilly battle chess video game among East and West—Jackal additionally offers interesting perception into the making and brain of the world's so much sought after terrorist.

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  • The Metaphysics of Terror: The Incoherent System of by Rasmus Ugilt

    By Rasmus Ugilt

    This groundbreaking research goals to supply a philosophical research of the phenomenon of terror, specifically the political reactions to it, equivalent to public anxiousness and pre-emptive wars, and to re-articulate the knowledge of metaphysics via a attention of its political implications.

    The e-book finds that the main characteristic of terror is "potentiality," that's, terror is usually approximately "what may happen" instead of "what is probably going to happen." This proposal is helping increase the scope of the research, because the argument spans the ontology, political psychology, political cosmology, and political theology of terror. each one bankruptcy starts with an empirical dialogue, studying such subject matters because the political practices in response to terror, the politics of worry, battle, sovereignty, and the debates concerning the nation of exception in kin to anti-terrorism laws.

    This detailed exam of our political fact uncovers the axiom of terrorism, particularly its "potentiality." Going past the scope of terrorism stories, it explains the philosophical underpinnings of terror with no compromising at the empirical evidence drawn from policymaking, jurisprudence and similar fields.

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  • Death before dishonour: true stories of the special forces by Nicholas Davies

    By Nicholas Davies

    Some time past thirty years, the devastating results of overseas terror have pressured their approach into the area affairs. To counter this new hazard to civilisation - and to the protection of normal humans - a brand new breed of soldier used to be created to struggle the terrorist on their lonesome phrases. Armed to the hilt with the main hi-tech weaponry the fashionable army global offers, and proficient to strive against the enemies of the international locations they serve with a wide ranging ruthless potency, the legend of those males is as notable because the battles that they try. Authoritative and nail-biting, Death prior to Dishonour captures the drama, motion, ache and glory of the main outstanding operations ever undertaken by way of the world's quite a few exact Forces. For the 1st time ever, it unearths the reality at the back of their bloodiest battles, and offers best mystery information regarding the terrifying concepts and gadgetry they hire.

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  • The Psychology of Strategic Terrorism: Public and Government by Ben Sheppard

    By Ben Sheppard

    This new quantity explores terrorism and strategic terror, interpreting how the general public responds to terrorist assaults, and what gurus can do in such situations.

    The publication makes use of a special interdisciplinary technique, which mixes the behavioural sciences and diplomacy, so one can extra the certainty of the 'terror' generated by way of strategic terror. The paintings examines 5 modern case reviews of the mental and behavioural results of strategic terror, from both terrorist assaults or aerial bombardment. It additionally seems at how risk-communication and public-health options can magnify or lessen mental and behavioural responses, and considers even if behavioural results translate into political results, and what governments can do to alleviate this. finally, the learn argues that the general public isn't liable to panic, yet can swap their behaviours to lessen their perceived hazard of being uncovered to a terrorist attack.

    This publication can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of terrorism stories, fatherland safety, social psychology and politics as a rule.

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  • The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear by Nathan Lean

    By Nathan Lean

    John L. Esposito (foreword)

    WITH the increase OF “stealth jihad,” “creeping Sharia,” “Islamofascism,” and “terror babies” in areas like “The usa of Islamica,” “Eurabia,” and “Londonistan,” who wouldn’t be scared?

    Fear sells and the Islamophobia — a right-wing cadre of highbrow hucksters, bloggers, politicians, pundits, and non secular leaders — understands that each one too good. For years they've got worked backstage to persuade their compatriots that Muslims are the enemy, exhuming the ghosts of September 11 and dangling them earlier than the eyes of horrified populations for excellent fortune and fame.

    Their plan has worked.

    The tide of Islamophobia that's sweeping via Europe and the U.S. isn't a obviously happening phenomenon. it really is their design.

    In contemporary years, Muslim-led terrorist assaults have declined but anti-Muslim prejudice has soared to new peaks. the terror that the Islamophobia has synthetic is so fierce in its grip on a few populations that it drives them to do the unthinkable.

    This strong and provocative ebook explores the darkish global of monster making, studying intimately an interconnected, and hugely geared up cottage of worry retailers. Uncovering their scare strategies, revealing their reasons, and exposing the pursuits that force them, Nathan Lean casts a shiny and damning mild in this harmful and influential network.

    Reviews:

    PRAISE FOR THE ISLAMOPHOBIA INDUSTRY:

    "Nathan Lean's meticulous examine of the Islamophobia is a powerful demonstration of the chance this type of extremism poses to a harmonious pluralistic society and democratic values. Rationalizing hatred of Muslims, well-funded ideologues have additionally negatively impacted civic discourse and driven conservative politics into the orbit of right-wing extremism. Lean's ebook is a vital source for everyone who desire to comprehend the forces which are manipulating our political strategy and discourse." - Ingrid Mattson, Chair in Islamic reviews, Huron college College

    “This concise, obtainable and illuminating e-book meets essentially the most pressing wishes of our time. Nathan Lean has supplied us with a compelling counter-narrative that finds the vested pursuits and highly-organized networks of these who pontificate the virulent Islamophobia that isn't in simple terms endangering global peace yet is usually corroding the tolerance and egalitarian ethos that are supposed to signify Western society. This publication may be required reading.” - Karen Armstrong, writer of Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

    "Nathan Lean has written a booklet of tremendous significance for our occasions. through lifting the veil at the multi-million-dollar Islamophobia undefined, Lean shines a mild at the community of commercial, political, and spiritual enterprises and people who hire rank bigotry to advertise their pursuits. A must-read." - Reza Aslan, writer of No god yet God.

    "In this provocative and interesting ebook, Nathan Lean meticulously untangles the dense net of worry retailers who've made Muslim-bashing a cottage undefined. He unearths the connections among them and the explanations that animate their computer of propaganda. Lean's is a conflict opposed to Islamophobia, one who he wages with a continuing and compelling narrative." - Juan Cole, writer of enticing the Muslim World.

    "Nathan Lean skillfully narrates an alternate background of the modern dating among the Muslim global and the West, reminding his readers of the results of Islamophobia in a relocating and strong means. This booklet is really essential for construction the extra optimistic and shared destiny that also alludes us a decade into the struggle on Terror. Any journalist, pundit, policy-maker or intelligence analyst who doesn't learn The Islamophobia and take its message to center is committing expert malpractice. Any citizen fascinated about the way forward for this kingdom and the realm at huge owes it to themselves to learn this booklet lest the techniques Lean describes succeed in a tipping aspect and poison family among the West and the Muslim global for generations to come." - Mark LeVine, writer of Heavy steel Islam

    "Nathan Lean has written an eye-opener — the main accomplished booklet thus far on a brand new and hazardous cycle of minority persecution in American society. Lean's e-book exposes the foremost gamers, funders and enablers of Islamophobia in the United States and the harmful influence in their politics on our nationwide cloth. worthy each minute of reading." - Nihad Awad, nationwide government Director, Council on American Islamic kinfolk (CAIR)

    "The spike in anti-Muslim sentiment didn't fall from the sky or upward thrust from the floor - it used to be synthetic through a shadowy community of bloggers, funders, pundits, preachers and politicians. In a tightly-written, fast paced narrative that seems like a mystery sponsored through the learn of a doctoral thesis, Nathan Lean exhibits us simply how deep the rabbit gap is going. crucial studying for somebody who desires a window into the origins of up to date Islamophobia." - Eboo Patel, writer of Acts of religion and Sacred Ground

    "In the months after 9-11, american citizens took satisfaction in protecting Muslim pals of their personal groups. Political leaders boasted approximately releasing Muslims out of the country. So why are the politics of worry extra severe a decade after the murders on the dual towers? Lean pins the blame on an Islamophobia in a lucid and designated exam of the darkish part of our politics." – Richard Wolffe, MSNBC political analyst and writer of Renegade: The Making of a President

    "Islamophobia isn't just approximately lack of awareness and worry. a few humans purposefully nurture it and use it as a political approach. Nathan Lean’s The Islamophobia indicates what's taking place behind the curtain. it's a necessary e-book for someone who desires to comprehend the explanation and pursuits at the back of those that foster this new racism opposed to Muslims." – Tariq Ramadan, Professor of up to date Islamic stories at Oxford collage and writer of the search for Meaning

    "So lots of America's error and undesirable acts during the last decade are as a result of Islamophobia, and Nathan Lean's new ebook lines the phenomenon's genesis and its culprits. those that were spawning this all-too-familiar demonization crusade were hiding at nighttime for too lengthy. This ebook is so necessary since it drags them out into the sunshine and hence plays a real provider for the nation." – Glenn Greenwald, columnist for Salon and writer of Liberty and Justice For Some

    "Nathan Lean’s The Islamophobia couldn't be extra well timed or serious. this is often a very vital and groundbreaking research. It exposes the multi-million-dollar cottage of worry mongers and the community of funders and companies that help and perpetuate bigotry, xenophobia, racism, and bring a weather of worry that sustains a threatening social cancer." – John L. Esposito (from the foreword)

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  • The Devil's Pitchfork by Mark Terry

    By Mark Terry

    Book I of The Derek Stillwater Novels

    What may occur if terrorists received their fingers on a deadly disease - a terrifying mixture of Ebola, hepatitis and bubonic plague - with the aptitude to wipe out humanity?

    This is the drawback that Derek Stillwater faces as troubleshooter for the U.S. division of place of origin defense. a expert in organic and chemical guns, he's in a wide ranging race to discover the terrorist thieves and damage Chimera M13. There's little proof, aside from the recording of a well-recognized voice that reminds him of a military blood brother who's useless.

    Questioning his sanity and failing to maintain his panic assaults at bay, Stillwater has no selection yet to persist with his instincts whereas scientists paintings on a vaccine in Washington, D.C. He simply may need an opportunity in hell of finishing the insanity - if purely the government's such a lot skilled immunological researcher hadn't develop into contaminated.

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