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By Michael E. Brown, Owen R. Coté, Sean M. Lynn-Jones, Steven E. Miller, Owen R. Coté Jr.

"It is tough to be stimulating and instructive on an issue that has held as a lot awareness as has terrorism for a decade and extra. however the essays during this quantity mix these features for the good thing about scholars and specialists alike. The reader will come away with important new insights and perspectives."--Philip B. Heymann, James Barr Ames Professor of legislation, Harvard legislations college, writer of Terrorism, Freedom, and safety (Philip B. Heymann )

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In “NATO’s International Security Role in the Terrorist Era,” Renée de Nevers examines how NATO has contributed to counterterrorism missions. She ªnds that NATO has played a limited role in the ªght against terrorism. The United States and its European allies are engaged in multiple counterterrorism operations, but almost all of them are conducted outside NATO’s alliance structures. Shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks, NATO invoked article 5 of its charter and declared that the attacks on the United States represented an attack on all its members.

97–124. 23. Rondo Cameron, A Concise Economic History of the World: From Paleolithic Times to the Present, 3d ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), pp. 32–35. Contending with Terrorism 10 occur—such as getting a job, buying a home, or purchasing expensive consumer goods—are less likely to be mediated by the market (with price determined by supply and demand): More often than not, these will be seen as exchanges of gifts among members of an in-group (with price determined by privileged discount).

Contending with Terrorism 6 gon on September 11, 2001, were from Saudi Arabia, one of the richest countries in the world. Most of them were highly educated and appeared to have had ample opportunities for building materially rewarding lives. These facts suggest that rational explanations for the social origins and support of terrorism are inadequate. The September 11 hijackers were motivated by something deeper—something that fundamentally distinguished them from their victims. Put simply, terrorists and their supporters do not think like their victims.

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