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The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death

by Bruce Hoffman & Fernando Reinares Columbia University Press (October 28, 2014)

Examining major terrorist acts and campaigns undertaken in the decade following September 11, 2001, internationally recognized scholars study the involvement of global terrorist leaders and organizations in...


The 7/7 London Underground Bombing: Not So Homegrown: A Selection from The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's De

by Bruce Hoffman Columbia University Press (September 02, 2014)

This chapter analyzes the July 7, 2005 suicide bomb attacks against four London transportation targets that killed over 50 people and injured hundreds others. It was among the most important operations directed...


Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

by Robert Egnell, David H. Ucko & Colin Gray Columbia University Press (October 08, 2013)

Long considered the masters of counterinsurgency, the British military encountered significant problems in Iraq and Afghanistan when confronted with insurgent violence. In their effort to apply the principles...


German Jihad: On the Internationalisation of Islamist Terrorism

by Guido W. Steinberg Columbia University Press (June 25, 2013)

Since 2007, the German jihadist scene has become Europe’s most dynamic, characterized by an extreme anti-Americanism, impressive international networks, and spectacular propaganda. German jihadists travel...


Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

by Erica Chenoweth & Maria J. Stephan Columbia University Press (August 02, 2011)

Though it defies consensus, between 1900 and 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts. Attracting impressive support from citizens that helps separate...


Agents of Bioterrorism: Pathogens and Their Weaponization

by Geoffrey Zubay Columbia University Press (February 14, 2008)

This new work offers a clear and thorough account of the threats posed by bioterrorism from the perspective of biologists. The authors examine thirteen disease-causing agents, including those responsible for...


Insurgents, Terrorists, and Militias: The Warriors of Contemporary Combat

by Richard H. Shultz Jr. & Andrea J. Dew Columbia University Press (June 27, 2006)

By focusing on four specific hotbeds of instability-Somalia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, and Iraq-Richard H. Shultz Jr. and Andrea J. Dew carefully analyze tribal culture and clan associations, examine why "traditional"...


Nexus of Global Jihad

by Assaf Moghadam Columbia University Press (May 30, 2017)

Leading jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State dominate through cooperation in the form of knowledge sharing, resource sharing, joint training exercises, and operational collaboration. They build...


Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism

by Ramón Spaaij, Mark S. Hamm & Simon Cottee Columbia University Press (May 09, 2017)

The lethality of lone-wolf terrorism has reached an all-time high in the United States. Isolated individuals using firearms with high-capacity magazines are committing brutally efficient killings with the aim...


Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

by Jared Del Rosso Columbia University Press (June 09, 2015)

When the photographs depicting torture at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison were released in 2004, U.S. politicians attributed the incident to a few bad apples in the American military, exonerated high-ranking members...


The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency: Strategic Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes

by M.L.R. Smith & David Martin Jones Columbia University Press (May 12, 2015)

The counterinsurgency (COIN) paradigm dominates military and political conduct in contemporary Western strategic thought. It assumes future wars will unfold as “low intensity” conflicts within rather than...


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

by Boaz Ganor Columbia University Press (May 05, 2015)

Global Alert 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 offer an...


Inside Terrorism

by Bruce Hoffman Columbia University Press (June 06, 2006)

Bruce Hoffman's Inside Terrorism has remained a seminal work for understanding the historical evolution of terrorism and the terrorist mindset. In this revised edition of the classic text, Hoffman analyzes the...