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Small Arms

by Mia Bloom & John Horgan Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

Why do terrorist organizations use children to support their cause and carry out their activities? Small Arms uncovers the brutal truth behind the mobilization of children by terrorist groups.

Mia Bloom and...


The Smile of the Human Bomb

by Gideon Aran & Jeffrey Green Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

In 2017, nearly six thousand people were killed in suicide attacks across the world.

In The Smile of the Human Bomb, Gideon Aran dissects the moral logic of the suicide terrorism that led to those deaths. The...


Why Terrorists Quit

by Julie Chernov Hwang Cornell University Press (March 15, 2018)

Why do hard-line terrorists decide to leave their organizations and quit the world of terror and destruction? This is the question for which Julie Chernov Hwang seeks answers in Why Terrorists Quit.

Over the...


The petroleum triangle

by Steve A. Yetiv Cornell University Press (September 22, 2011)

In The Petroleum Triangle, Steve A. Yetiv tells the interconnected story of oil, globalization, and terrorism. Yetiv asks how Al-Qaeda, a small band of terrorists, became such a real and perceived threat to...


The odd man Karakozov

by Claudia Verhoeven Cornell University Press

On April 4, 1866, just as Alexander II stepped out of Saint Petersburg's Summer Garden and onto the boulevard, a young man named Dmitry Karakozov pulled out a pistol and shot at the tsar. He missed, but his...


The Roots of Terrorism in Indonesia

by Solahudin, Dave McRae & Greg Fealy Cornell University Press (December 06, 2013)

Available for the first time in English, this groundbreaking book is an in-depth investigation of the development of jihadism from the earliest years of Indonesian independence in the late 1940s to the terrorist...


Rebels without Borders

by Idean Salehyan Cornell University Press (February 26, 2009)

Rebellion, insurgency, civil war-conflict within a society is customarily treated as a matter of domestic politics and analysts generally focus their attention on local causes. Yet fighting between governments...


Anatomy of the Red Brigades

by Alessandro Orsini & Sarah J. Nodes Cornell University Press

The Red Brigades were a far-left terrorist group in Italy formed in 1970 and active all through the 1980s. Infamous around the world for a campaign of assassinations, kidnappings, and bank robberies intended...


Living Weapons

by Gregory D. Koblentz Cornell University Press (May 16, 2011)

"Biological weapons are widely feared, yet rarely used. Biological weapons were the first weapon prohibited by an international treaty, yet the proliferation of these weapons increased after they were banned...


No Man's Land

by Justin V. Hastings Cornell University Press

The increased ability of clandestine groups to operate with little regard for borders or geography is often taken to be one of the dark consequences of a brave new globalized world. Yet even for terrorists and...


Landscapes of the Jihad

by Faisal Devji Cornell University Press (April 27, 2011)

What are the motives behind Osama bin Laden's and Al-Qaeda's jihad against America and the West? Innumerable attempts have been made in recent years to explain that mysterious worldview. In Landscapes of the...


Frontiers of Fear

by Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia Cornell University Press

On both sides of the Atlantic, restrictive immigration policies have been framed as security imperatives since the 1990s. This trend accelerated in the aftermath of 9/11 and subsequent terrorist attacks in Europe....