1st Edition

The Counter-terrorism Puzzle A Guide for Decision Makers

By Boaz Ganor Copyright 2005
    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    317 Pages
    by Routledge

    The expansion and escalation of global terrorism has left populations across the world and decision-makers responsible for contending with it unprepared. This book, now in paperback, is the first attempt of its kind to create a manual of counter-terrorism measures on all the relevant operational levels. The author's main purpose is to give decision-makers the tools to make rational and effective decisions in both preventing and countering terrorism.

    The need to contend with terrorism can be found in almost every sphere of life: security, prevention and suppression of terrorism, legal and ethical dilemmas regarding democratic issues, such as the individual's human rights, intelligence interrogations, the right of the public to know, as well as coping with social, psychological, and media-related issues.

    1: Dilemmas in Defining the Threat; 2: Dilemmas in Defining Counter-Terrorism; 3: Intelligence Dilemmas in the War on Terrorism; 4: Dilemmas in the Deterrence of Terrorists; 5: Dilemmas Concerning Offensive and Defensive Counter-Terrorism Actions; 6: Democratic Dilemmas in the War against Terrorism; 7: Dilemmas in Legislative and Punitive Policies; 8: Dilemmas Concerning Media Coverage of Terrorist Attacks; 9: Dilemmas in Coping with the Psychological-Morale Damage from Terrorism; 10: Dilemmas Concerning International Cooperation on Counter-Terrorism; Summary and Conclusions: Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy


    Abraham Kaplan