How the West Counters Terrorism
Byline: Joshua Sinai, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
In How States Fight Terrorism: Policy Dynamics in the West (Lynne Rienner Publishers, $49.95, 261 pages) edited by Doron Zimmermann and Andreas Wenger, counterterrorism policies by several Western governments have been assembled as a series of case studies.
The volume's chapters were originally presented at meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, in March 2004, at which this reviewer participated as one of the discussants. The co-editors had convened the meeting and they wrote the volume's introductory overview and concluding chapters. The case studies have been updated (although, in some cases, not completely) to reflect new developments since the 2004 meeting.
The book is not intended to be a comprehensive examination of the Western approach to countering terrorism, but to examine the policies of six Western governments: Britain, Germany, Norway, Canada, the United States and Israel. The seventh case study is more general, focusing on combating al Qaeda and its associated groups.
One may despair of such incompleteness because France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, which are not included, face serious terrorist threats from radical Muslim elements …
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Publication information: Article title: How the West Counters Terrorism. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: February 4, 2007. Page number: B06. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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