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Introduction

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the importance of having a clear understanding of the organizational side of terrorism. Understanding why the managerial problems of terrorists resemble those of ... More


Uncertainty and Control in Russia

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes the organization of pre-Revolutionary Russian terrorist groups in the 1880s and 1900s. Understanding these groups is useful in many ways. First, and most important, many of the ... More


Conclusion and Recommendations

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This concluding chapter reviews the evidence, comments on U.S. government counterterrorism policies in light of the agency theory perspective on terrorist organizations, and offers a series of policy ... More


The Insider’s View on Terrorist Organizations

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explores the managerial challenges inherent in terrorism by analyzing 108 memoirs written by participants in terrorist organizations that carried descriptions of individual's activities ... More


Introduction

Jenna Jordan

in Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503608245
eISBN:
9781503610675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503608245.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Leadership decapitation, which refers to the arrest or killing of a group’s leadership, has become a key tool in current counterterrorism strategies This chapter presents an overview of the debate ... More


Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations

Jenna Jordan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503608245
eISBN:
9781503610675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503608245.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Does leadership targeting work? This question lies at the heart of studies on the efficacy of counterterrorism policy. This book examines whether killing or arresting terrorists is an effective means ... More


Global Alert: The Rationality of Modern Islamist Terrorism and the Challenge to the Liberal Democratic World

Boaz Ganor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172127
eISBN:
9780231538916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172127.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book describes the motivations that lead to modern Islamist terrorism and the different stages in the execution of a terrorist attack. Challenging the certainty that liberal democratic values ... More


Disrupting Diaspora: Policing Terrorist Organizations

Victoria Sentas

in Traces of Terror: Counter-Terrorism Law, Policing, and Race

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199674633
eISBN:
9780191772870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674633.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores how laws banning non-state armed actors as ‘terrorist organisations’ produce diaspora communities as suspect populations. Terrorist designation has serious consequences for many ... More


The Hybrid Terrorist Organization

Boaz Ganor

in Global Alert: The Rationality of Modern Islamist Terrorism and the Challenge to the Liberal Democratic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172127
eISBN:
9780231538916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172127.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter fully explores the metamorphosis from “classic” to “hybrid” terrorist organization, in which the hybrid terrorist organization takes on the features of the classic in terms of conducting ... More


Unmasking What We Know about Hidden Organizations

Craig R. Scott

in Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804781381
eISBN:
9780804785631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781381.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines relevant research about hidden organizations as it has emerged in various disciplines. It addresses work on secret societies, criminal organizations, the informal economy, ... More


The Rationale of Modern Islamist Terrorism

Boaz Ganor

in Global Alert: The Rationality of Modern Islamist Terrorism and the Challenge to the Liberal Democratic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172127
eISBN:
9780231538916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172127.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explains the rationale that motivates terrorist organizations in general, and Islamist terrorist organizations in particular, and what fuels their determination to preserve their ... More


Introduction to Multidimensional Warfare: Defining Terrorism, Redefining War

Boaz Ganor

in Global Alert: The Rationality of Modern Islamist Terrorism and the Challenge to the Liberal Democratic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172127
eISBN:
9780231538916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172127.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter identifies terrorism as a multidimensional phenomenon concomitant with the historic and evolutionary trends of modern warfare. Far from being a traditional show of militaristic strength ... More


Conclusion

Boaz Ganor

in Global Alert: The Rationality of Modern Islamist Terrorism and the Challenge to the Liberal Democratic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172127
eISBN:
9780231538916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172127.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's main arguments, all of which encourage a broader understanding of the rationale behind Islamist-jihadist terrorism. Of note are the two common ... More


Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector

Sara Roy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159676
eISBN:
9781400848942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159676.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Many in the United States and Israel believe that Hamas is nothing but a terrorist organization, and that its social sector serves merely to recruit new supporters for its violent agenda. Based on ... More


How to Deal with Terrorism

Bruno S. Frey

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0026
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Deterrence and preemptive strikes are currently being used to fight terrorism, but they work badly, if at all, and in some cases are even counterproductive. This chapter proposes three more viable ... More


Left-Wing Republicans Align with Moscow: Official movement begins relationship with Soviet embassy, denounces republican rivals as ‘ultra-leftist’ and ‘fascist’

John Mulqueen

in 'An Alien Ideology': Cold War Perceptions of the Irish Republican Left

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620641
eISBN:
9781789629453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620641.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1974 the Russian embassy opened in Dublin and the Irish foreign minister visited the Soviet Union in 1976. The American ambassador to Ireland used a Cold War prism when he expressed concerns that ... More


The Continual Evolution of the Material Support Ban

Wadie E. Said

in Crimes of Terror: The Legal and Political Implications of Federal Terrorism Prosecutions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199969494
eISBN:
9780190234171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969494.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter analyzes the statutory ban on providing material support to designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) in extensive detail, from its 1996 passage in Congress to the legal battles ... More


Germans in the Taliban Stalingrad: Fighting the kunduz Insurgency

Guido W. Steinberg

in German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159920
eISBN:
9780231500531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159920.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter discusses the effects of the internationalization process discussed in the previous chapter, which became most palpable in the German area of operations in northern Afghanistan, where ... More


The Target

Amos N. Guiora

in Legitimate Target: A Criteria-Based Approach to Targeted Killing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199969739
eISBN:
9780199333288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969739.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the individual defined as a legitimate target in a targeted killing operation. It discusses issues relevant in determining whether and when the target is, in fact, legitimate. ... More


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