Did the events of September 11 really change the world? Why would a person agree to become a suicide bomber? How effective are our intelligence agencies? Should the Rudd Government bring our troops home from Iraq? Would a national ID card system make Australians safer?
In his new book, Keith Suter, author of the popular Local Notebook and Global Notebook, answers all the questions you're too afraid to ask about terrorism.
In simple, no-nonsense language, Suter gives a concise overview of the history and politics of terrorism, examining conflicts in the Middle East, Russia, Northern Ireland, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and other parts of the world.
He discusses all the big issues, both local and international - from the best way to deal with 'rogue states' to the likelihood of a terrorist attack on Australia.
This book is the perfect backgrounder for anyone who wants a better understanding of the events covered every day in the news.
About the Author
Dr Keith Suter is the foreign affairs expert on Sunrise, the number one Australian breakfast show, presenting his own segment, 'Global Notebook'. A social commentator, strategic planner, conference speaker, writer and broadcaster, Keith is also a foreign affairs analyst for Sky TV Australia and Radio 4BC, Brisbane, and can be heard on Australian radio on an average of once a day. Keith writes the history page for The Daily Telegraph, and is the author of 50 Things You Want to Know About World Issues (also known as Keith Suter's Global Notebook), and Keith's Suter's Local Notebook, both published by Bantam.
Since 1993 Keith has been a member of The Club of Rome, a global think tank on economic and environmental matters. He is on the speakers' circuit and makes public appearances every week. Keith is also on several committees, including the International Law Association, the International Commission of Jurists, the International Humanitarian Law Committee of the Australian Red Cross (NSW), and the International Commission of Jurists (NSW). He also lectures at the department of politics and international relations, Macquarie University.
|Introduction Living with terrorism|
|Talking about terrorism|
|Terrorist or freedom fighter?||p. 7|
|The four waves of warfare||p. 21|
|A history of complex irregular warfare|
|Twentieth-century terrorism||p. 47|
|September 11: 'The Day That Changed the World'||p. 79|
|Iraq and the 'War on Terror'||p. 99|
|Rogue states||p. 119|
|Suicide terrorism||p. 149|
|Aeriai hijacking||p. 177|
|New threats||p. 185|
|Weapons of mass destruction||p. 203|
|Terrorism: the broader social context|
|'Internal' national responses||p. 225|
|International responses||p. 237|
|Terrorism and the media||p. 269|
|Terrorism and globalisation||p. 281|
|Terrorism and human rights||p. 297|
|Terrorism and Islam||p. 319|
|Conclusion: Putting terrorism in perspective||p. 343|
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Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st July 2008
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.7 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.268