Countering Terrorism and Insurgency in the 21st Century:
International Perspectives

James J.F. Forest, Editor

Advisory Board: Bruce Hoffman, Rohan Gunaratna, James Robbins



This multivolume set contributes to the corpus of knowledge that informs how we counter terrorism and insurgency in the twenty-first century. The majority of the essays are well-researched, well-written, and germane. One can find more than a few insights on what this war is about, the enemy’s ideology and networks, and what needs to be done to effectively prosecute this long, irregular, and Manichean struggle.
Robert Cassidy, Parameters (Autumn 2008, p. 129-133)

* This three-volume collection edited by Forest gathers together dozens of experts, military and academic, on the topic of global terrorism. Forest has written a preface and introduction to each volume. In effect, contributors' essays answer such questions from Forest as "What do we know about effectively countering terrorism?", "What are the characteristics of successful or unsuccessful counterterrorism campaigns?", and "What do we need to learn in order to better handle this threat?" Forest notes that terrorism has been around for hundreds of years and that the ability of terrorists to adapt to the changing international environment, use technology, and maintain lines of communication helps them remain viable. He recognizes that no single method will be successful in eradicating terrorism but advocates that nations themselves adapt by using not just greater technology but greater international communication and cooperation. The set is well organized, with chapters arranged thematically....Although each volume can in fact function as a standalone text, the set should be maintained as one complete work. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.
Library Journal September 1, 2007

* Aiming to "encourage the development of learning organizations among national security professionals by examining what we currently know about the strategic application of hard and soft power in countering the sources and facilitators of terrorism," Forest presents a three-volume set of some 60 thematic essays and case studies summarizing existing knowledge in the field of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency, largely from the perspective of the industrialized democracies.
Reference & Research Book News August 2007


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Complete Table of Contents | Editor's Note | Preface, Vol. 1 | Preface, Vol. 2 | Preface, Vol. 3





Editor's Note    
Preface for Volume 1    
1. Strategies and Tactics for Countering Terrorism: An Introduction James J.F. Forest
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
Part I: Strategic and Policy Dimensions
2. U.S. Grand Strategy for Countering Islamist Terrorism and Insurgency in the 21st Century Brad Bowman
U.S. Military Academy
3. Thinking Strategically: Can Democracy Defeat Terrorism? Douglas A. Borer and Michael Freeman
Naval Postgraduate School

4. Twenty-First Century Insurgencies: The Use of Terrorism as a Strategy

Leonard Weinberg and William Eubank
University of Nevada
5. Developing and Implementing Counterterrorism Policy in a Liberal Democracy   Jennifer Holmes
University of Texas, Dallas
6. Morality, Ethics and Law in the Global War on Terrorism (the Long War)   Harvey Rishikof
National War College
7.The Critical Role of Interagency Cooperation in Combating Suicide Bombings   James D. Kiras
SAASS, Maxwell Air Force Base
8. The U.S. Government's Counterterrorism Research and Development Programs

Michael B. Kraft
Counterterrorism Consultant
Part II: Hard Power  
9. National Objectives in the Hands of Junior Leaders Amos N. Guiora and Martha Minow
Case Western University School of Law and Harvard Law School
10. Engaging Military Contractors in Counterterrorism Operations James Carafano and Alane Kochems
The Heritage Foundation
11. Manhunting: A Process to Find Persons of National Interest

Steven Marks, Thomas Meer, & Matthew Nilson
United States Army & U.S. Air Force

12. Guerilla Warfare and Law Enforcement: Combating the 21st Century Terrorist Cell Within the United States Richard J. Hughbank
United States Army
13. Combating Terror in U.S. Communities: The SWAT Mission Peter N. Spagnolo and Chadd Harbaugh
The Government Training Institute
Part III: Soft Power
14. Denying Terrorists Sanctuary through Civic and Military Action Robert J. Pauly and MAJ Robert Redding
The University of Southern Mississippi and U.S. Army Special Forces
15. Battlefronts in The War of Ideas James S. Robbins
National Defense University
16. The Centrality of Ideology in Counter-Terrorism Strategies in the Middle East Maha Azzam
Chatham House
17. Public Diplomacy as Strategic Communication

Bruce Gregory
Public Diplomacy Institute, The George Washington University
18. Cyber Mobilization: The Neglected Aspect of Information Operations and Counterinsurgency Doctrine
Timothy L. Thomas
Foreign Military Studies Office, U.S. Army
19. The Key Role of Psychological Operations in Countering Terrorism Jerrold Post
George Washington University
Part IV: Intelligence and Counterintelligence
20. The Contemporary Challenges of Counterterrorism Intelligence

Jennifer Sims
Georgetown University
21. Multinational Intelligence Cooperation
  Tom Lansford
University of Southern Mississippi
22. Intelligence Coordination and Counterterrorism: A European Perspective

Magnus Norell
Swedish Defence Research Agency
23. Dilemmas of Coping with Terror: Lessons Learned from the Israeli Secret Services Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger
University of Texas and University of Haifa
24. Open Source for Counterterrorism:
Facilitating Interagency Communication and Open Source Intelligence
Orion A. Lewis and Erica Chenoweth
University of Colorado and Harvard University
25. Al-Qaeda's Surveillance Offensive Against America, 1997-2001: Implications for Countersurveillance Aaron Danis
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
26. Forecasting Terrorist Groups' Warfare: 'Conventional' to CBRN Joshua Sinai
The Analysis Corp.
Appendix A: U.S. National Security Strategy
Appendix B: U.S. National Strategy for Combating Terrorism


Preface for Volume 2    
1. Combating the Sources and Facilitators of Terrorism: An Introduction   James J.F. Forest
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
Part I: Governments and the International System
2. Combating State Sponsors of Terrorism

Dan Byman
Georgetown University
3. The Democratic Deficit: The Need for Liberal Democratization

Paul Pillar
Georgetown University
4. The Role of Democratization in Reducing the Appeal of Extremist Groups in North Africa and the Middle East Francesco Cavatorta
Dublin City University
5. Authoritarian and Corrupt Governments

Lydia Khalil
6. State Failure and Terrorism
Matthew H. Wahlert
Miami University
7. Border Controls and State Insecurity

Michelle L. Spencer
Security Consultant
Part II: Criminal and Economic Dimensions  
8. Combating the International Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons
Chris Carr
Air War College
9. Terrorism Finance: Global Responses to the Terrorism Money Trail Paul J. Smith
Naval War College
10. Organized Criminal Networks and Terrorism

JP Larsson
UK Home Office
11. The Global Drug Trade and its Nexus to Terrorism

Gregory D. Lee
Criminal Justice Consultant
12. Afghanistan's Transformation to a Narco-Terrorist State: An Economic Perspective James Walker and Jon Byrom
U.S. Military Academy
13. The Shadow Economy and Terrorist Infrastructure Shahdad Naghshpour and Joseph J. St. Marie, The University of Southern Mississippi; and Samuel S. Stanton, Jr, Grove City College
14. Energy Dependence

Sumesh Arora and David Butler
University of Southern Mississippi
15. Red Sky In The Morning: The Nexus between International Maritime Piracy and Transnational Terrorism
Kent Baumann
George C. Marshall Center, U.S. Army
16. Understanding and Countering the Motives and Methods of Warlords

Brian Hanley
KonnectWorld, Inc.
Part III: Society, Technology and Strategic Influence  
17. Responding to Psychological, Social, Economic and Political Roots of Terrorism

Bard O'Neil and Donald J. Alberts
National Defense University
18. Suicide, Homicide or Martyrdom: What's in a Name?

Christopher L. Brown
Center For Security Policy
19. Understanding and Combating Education for Martyrdom

Magnus Norell and Eli Göndör
Swedish Defence Research Agency
20. Terrorism and New Media: The Cyber-Battlespace

Maura Conway
Dublin City University

21. Cry Terror and Let Slip the Media Dogs

Randy Bowdish
USMC Command and Staff College
22. The Role of Al-Manar (Hizballah's TV station) in Supporting Terrorism

Maura Conway
Dublin City University

23. Socio-Cultural, Economic and Demographic Aspects of Counterterrorism

Christopher Jasparro
USMC Command and Staff College
Part IV: U.S. Responses to the Global Security Environment  
24. Terrorism, Insurgency and Afghanistan Thomas H. Johnson and Chris Mason
Naval Postgraduate School
25. Fighting al Qaeda: Understanding the Organizational, Ideological, and Financial Aspects of a Global Network of Terror Joseph L. Trafton
University of Rhode Island
26. Iraq in the 21st Century Robert J. Pauly and Jeff Stephens
University of Southern Mississippi
27. The Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Initiative: America's New Commitment to Africa Lianne Kennedy
United States Military Academy
28. Values, Emotions and the Global War on Terror

John B. Alexander
Joint Special Operations University
Appendix: The United Nations Global Counterterrorism Strategy


Preface for Volume 3    
1. Introduction to the Comparative Study of Counterterrorism James J.F. Forest
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
2. Educating the Next Generation of Counterterrorism Professionals

Stephen Sloan
University of Central Florida
Part I: Case Studies of Terrorist Attacks and Counterterrorism Operations  
3. Hijacking of TWA Flight 847

Rick Wrona
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
4. Hijacking of the Achille Lauro

Sean Anderson and Peter Spagnolo
CT Training Center
5. The February 1993 Attack on the World Trade Center

Daniel Baracskay
Valdosta State University
6. The August 1996 Chechen Takeover of Grozny

James S. Robbins
National Defense University
7. The U.S. Embassy Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania

Sundara Vadlamudi
Monterey Institute for International Studies
8. The Case of Ramzi Youssef

Gary Ackerman
Monterey Institute of International Studies
9. Yemen and the Attack on the USS Cole

Ruth Margolies Beitler
United States Military Academy
10. Capturing Khalid Sheik Mohammed Robert Wesley
[U.S. Government Agency]
11. The Seige of Beslan's School No. 1

  Adam Dolnik
University of Wollongong, Australia
12. The Madrid Attacks on March 11: An Analysis of the Jihadist Threat in Spain and Main Counterterrorist Measures Rogelio Alonso
King Juan Carlos University
13. The London Terrorist Attacks of July 7, 2005 Tom Maley
Cranfield University
14. The April 1995 Bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City

Daniel Baracskay
Valdosta State University
Part II: Case Studies of the Long-Term Fight Against Terrorism  
15. State Response to Terrorism in Sri Lanka

Tom Marks
National Defense University
16. Countering West Germany's Red Army Faction: What Can We Learn? Joanne Wright
Holloway College, London
17. Countering Terrorism in Latin America: The Case of Shining Path in Peru

David Scott Palmer
Boston University
18. A Slow Road to Victory: Counterinsurgency and Strategic Innovation in Colombia
Nicolás Urrutia Iriarte and Román D. Ortiz
University de Los Andes
19. The Wars in Chechnya and the Decay of Russian Democratization

Thomas Sherlock
United States Military Academy
20. Italy and the Red Brigades: The Success of Repentance Policy in Counterterrorism
Erica Chenoweth
Harvard University
21. Lebanon, Hizballah, and the Patrons of Terrorism

Rick Wrona
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
22. Turkey and the PKK

Lydia Khalil
23. Israel's Struggle Against Palestinian Terror Organizations

Joshua L. Gleis
Tufts University
24. Fighting Fire with Fire: Destroying the Syrian Brotherhood Brian Fishman
United States Military Academy
25. State Power and the Progress of Militant and Moderate Islamism in Egypt

Sherifa Zuhur
U.S. Army War College
26. Counterterrorism Policies and the Revolutionary Movement of Tupac Amaru: The Unmasking of Peru's National Security State
Vera Eccarius-Kelly
Siena College
27. Moro Insurgents and the Peace Process in the Philippines

Robin L. Bowman
U.S. Air Force Academy
28. Terrorism and Uzbekistan: The Threat and the Response

Joshua Sinai
The Analysis Corp

29. India's Response to Terrorism in Kashmir

Behram A. Sahukar
Indian Army (Retired)

30. Combating Terrorism in Nepal   Tom Marks
National Defense University
31. Japan and Aum Shinrikyo

James M. Smith
USAF Institute for National Security Studies
32. The Struggle with Violent Right-Wing Extremist Groups in the United States

Eric Shibuya
USMC Command and Staff College



Dr. James JF Forest is the Director of Terrorism Studies and an associate professor at the United States Military Academy, where he teaches courses on terrorism and counterterrorism, information warfare and foreign policy, and directs several research initiatives for the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. He has published nine books on a variety of topics, including Teaching Terror: Strategic and Tactical Learning in the Terrorist World (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training and Root Causes (Praeger, 2005), and Homeland Security and Terrorism: Controlling the Security Environment (McGraw-Hill, 2005), as well as articles in the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Democracy and Security and the Journal of Political Science Education. Dr. Forest also serves as a guest lecturer for several government agencies in the U.S. and Europe, and maintains a top secret security clearance. He holds degrees from De Anza College, Georgetown University, Stanford University, and Boston College.



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