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Turning to Political Violence

by Marc Sageman University of Pennsylvania Press (May 05, 2017)

What motivates those who commit violence in the name of political beliefs? Terrorism today is not solely the preserve of Islam, nor is it a new phenomenon. It emerges from social processes and conditions common...


The Al Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West

by Mitchell D. Silber University of Pennsylvania Press (November 29, 2011)

New York Police Department terrorism expert Mitchell D. Silber examines sixteen Al Qaeda associated plots and attacks against the West, from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing through to today, applying a series...


Behind the Killing Fields: A Khmer Rouge Leader and One of His Victims

by Gina Chon & Sambath Thet University of Pennsylvania Press (June 03, 2011)

Based on exclusive interviews with the top surviving Khmer Rouge leader, Nuon Chea, this book tells the story of a man who began as an idealistic freedom fighter and wound up involved in one of the worst atrocities...


Pakistan's Enduring Challenges

by C. Christine Fair & Sarah J. Watson University of Pennsylvania Press (February 02, 2015)

In Pakistan's Enduring Challenges, experts on the region survey Pakistan's prospects following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, examining the country's security concerns, its domestic political and economic...


The Markets for Force: Privatization of Security Across World Regions

by Molly Dunigan & Ulrich Petersohn University of Pennsylvania Press (January 21, 2015)

The Markets for Force compares the markets for private military and security services across the globe, examining how local markets evolve and interact with regional politics and geostrategic context.


Deterring Rational Fanatics

by Alex S. Wilner University of Pennsylvania Press (January 21, 2015)

Deterring Rational Fanatics provides a full-scale discussion of deterrence theory concepts and controversies, assessing the utility of relying on the logic of deterrence to counter contemporary terrorism. Alex...