The Changing Face of Terrorism


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1 Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Terrorism in Historical Context 2 Technical Opportunities and Constraints 3 Operational Motivations and Disincentives to Using CBRN Weapons 4 Political Motivations and Disincentives to Using CBRN Weapons 5 Theological Motivations and Disincentives to Using CBRN Weapons 6 Psychological Motivations and Disincentives: The Terrorist Personality and Group Decision Making 7 State-Sponsored CBRN Terrorism: Motivations and Disincentives 8 Homeland Security and Terrorist Decision Making 9 The Future

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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN), terrorism and the 'war on terror' are major features of international relations and global concern. Terrorist threats and actual violence have become increasingly dangerous and lethal since the 1970s. This title evaluates the threat and counter-measures since 9/11 and into the 21st century.

About the Author

Benjamin Cole is an Honorary Reserach Fellow at the Centre for Critical Incident Research, School of Psychology, University of Liverpool - a new academic body specialising in the phenomenon of terrorism. He received his PhD in International Relations from Southampton University in 1998. He is the editor of 'Conflict, Terrorism and the Media in Asia' (Routledge 2006) and co-author with Nadine Gurr of 'The New Face of Terrorism' (I.B.Tauris 2001 and 2002).


'This topic is unquestionably of major importance, on a par with some of the most serious environmental dangers we face'. - Adrian Guelke, Professor of Comparative Politics at the Centre for the Study of Ethnic Conflict, Queen's University, Belfast and author of Terrorism and Global Disorder; 'This book has been meticulously researched and provides topical insights of great value to practitioners, academics and a student audience. The tone throughout is detached and the analysis is cogently argued and always relevant.' - J.E. Spence OBE, King's College London

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