Historically, terrorism has generally failed as a means to reach a political objective. Most often, terrorist incidents have brought fear to the civilian sector, but only served to harden the attitudes of governments. Despite this, indiscriminate, anticivilian violence steadily increased in the last half century, particularly in the Middle East. This work provides an historical overview of terrorism in the region, focusing on specific guerrilla actions. The hijackings of the 1960s, the Black September attack during the 1972 Munich Olympics, and the rise of Abu Nidal are all covered thoroughly, as are many other groups and incidents in the Middle East. The ineffectiveness of counter-terrorism, showing how it often precipitates the rise of small terrorist cliques, is also covered. Particular attention is given to Israels response to terrorism and the effect of terrorism on the countrys development and national psyche.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
"usefulness comes...in his often detailed accounts of famous Palestinian militants" -- Journal of Palestine Studies
Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Descrizione libro McFarland & Company, 1996. Library Binding. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110786402806
Descrizione libro McFarland & Company. LIBRARY BINDING. Condizione libro: New. 0786402806 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1309743