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Levitt, Matthew 1970-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 86 publications in 4 languages and 5,801 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JQ1830.A98, 956.953044
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matthew Levitt
Hamas : politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of jihad by Matthew Levitt( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the book, Levitt demolishes what he terms the myth of disparate wings in Hamas. The notion that the organization's military, political, and social "wings" are distinct from one another is belied by ample evidence. In fact, the records show, Hamas meets in the mosques and hospitals it maintains to plan its terror attacks, buries caches of arms and explosives under its own schoolyard playgrounds, and transfers and launders funds for terrorist activity through local charity committees. This book catalogues the alarming extent to which the group's political and social welfare leaders support terrorism." "Matthew Levitt exposes the real Hamas: an organization that threatens peace and security far beyond the borders of the West Bank and Gaza. Levitt urges the international community to take heed, and he offers ideas for countering the threat Hamas poses."--Page 4 of cover
Hezbollah : the global footprint of Lebanon's party of god by Matthew Levitt( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the political party's activities beyond the Lebanese borders, from its financial and logistical support networks to its covert criminal and terrorist operations around the world
Targeting terror : U.S. policy toward Middle Eastern state sponsors and terrorist organizations, post-September 11 by Matthew Levitt( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negotiating under fire : preserving peace talks in the face of terror attacks by Matthew Levitt( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of severe security crises on peace negotiations represents one of the most significant facets of modern conflict resolution theory to remain under-researched. It also stands out as the factor most likely to derail inherently sensitive negotiations. Negotiating Under Fire explores how such crises between two nations impact diplomatic initiatives between those countries. How do the negotiators' willingness and ability to continue influence the outcome? Do the levels of legitimacy, trust, and confidence within and between the parties change in such strained negotiations? Through a detailed analysis of three critical moments in the Oslo peace process-the Baruch Goldstein Hebron massacre of 1994, the Nachshon Wachsman kidnapping and execution of 1994, and the nine-day string of suicide bus bombings carried out in Israel in March of 1996-the author concludes that insurgents or those hostile to peace talks can and do undermine negotiations
Hamás : política, beneficencia y terrorismo al servicio de la yihad by Matthew Levitt( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combating the financing of transnational threats by Michael Jacobson( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and Arabic and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting the multiple national security threats facing the world today demands not only close international cooperation but also coordinated national strategies that employ all elements of national power. Such a strategy recognizes that no one specific tool will deter, disrupt or prevent the illicit activities of terrorists, proliferators, insurgents, organized criminals or other transnational threats, and that employing a variety of instruments in a coordinated fashion is likely to produce the best results. However, one tool that shows particular promise, especially when used in concert with other policy tools, is combating the financing of transnational threats. Combating illicit financing can be effective, depending on the target, at three levels: deterrence, prevention and disruption. Freezing terrorist funds, for example, has a deterrent effect on major donors, pressing financiers to rethink their support because of the potential hindrance to their day-to-day business activities. Countering terrorist financing will not dry up all the funding available to terrorists, but it is an effective and efficient means of constricting our adversaries’ operating environment by making it difficult to fund illicit activities. The financial sector provides reliable and substantive intelligence to investigators tracing money both upstream and downstream, from funding sources to potential operators. Following the “money trail” enables authorities to thwart attacks, and despite the difficulty of permanently disabling terrorist entities, disrupting their financial transactions constrains their ability to function. Weapons proliferation, especially in the area of missile technology and weapons of mass destruction (WMD), is extremely expensive. Similarly, insurgencies require significant funding, as do organized terrorist groups, which require extensive resources to train, equip and pay operatives; bribe officials; support members’ families; secure materials; and publicly promote their cause. Since even inexpensive attacks require funding, small-scale interventions can effectively thwart terrorists if they are unable to access necessary funds when and where they need them. Since the 9/11 attacks the terrorist threat has evolved structurally and financially. Globalization has exponentially increased the flow of transactions through the international financial system, in part making it easier to conduct illicit transactions in plain sight. - ECSSR
Winning the peace in the Middle East : a bipartisan blueprint for postwar U.S. policy( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mukāfaḥat tamwīl al-tahdīdāt ʻabra al-ḥudūd al-waṭanīyah by Michael Jacobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The money trail : finding, following, and freezing terrorist finances by Matthew Levitt( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While mounting an individual terrorist attack costs relatively little, money remains of critical importance for terrorist organizations. Without it, terrorist groups would be incapable of maintaining the broad infrastructure necessary to run an effective organization. As such, finding means to quickly and securely raise, launder, transfer, store, and gain access to funds remains a top priority for all terrorist groups, from al-Qaeda and its various globally oriented affiliates to regionally focused groups like Hamas and Hizballah. Terrorist finance is also an area of rapid change, as terrorist organizations seek actively to evade governmental scrutiny and take advantage of emerging technologies. The shift in the nature of the global terrorist threat -- from a centralized al-Qaeda to a franchise model -- has had an impact on terrorist financing as well. Until the September 11 attacks, combating terrorist financing was not a strategic priority for the U.S. government. But in the wake of the attacks, the United States dramatically heightened its focus on combating terrorist financing, employing an aggressive, multifaceted response in which it designated and froze the assets of numerous terrorist financiers and support networks, prosecuted individuals and entities for providing material support, and increased its focus on "following the money" as a means of collecting financial intelligence. The U.S. government also made a variety of structural and organizational changes to better address this key concern. The United States was hardly alone in its new focus on terrorist financing: many other countries followed suit. The European Union established terrorist blacklists, among other actions, and a number of the Persian Gulf countries put regulatory regimes in place to govern this arena. The private sector's role -- and its importance -- in the global efforts to combat terrorist financing also increased. While the United States led the international charge on these issues, two international organizations, the United Nations and the Financial Action Task Force, also deserve credit for the scale of the global response since September 11. Despite this progress, a number of obstacles remain, handicapping international efforts to combat terrorist financing
The money trail : finding, following, and freezing terrorist finances by Matthew Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While mounting an individual terrorist attack costs relatively little, money remains of critical importance for terrorist organizations. Without it, terrorist groups would be incapable of maintaining the broad infrastructure necessary to run an effective organization. As such, finding means to quickly and securely raise, launder, transfer, store, and gain access to funds remains a top priority for all terrorist groups, from al-Qaeda and its various globally oriented affiliates to regionally focused groups like Hamas and Hizballah. Terrorist finance is also an area of rapid change, as terrorist organizations seek actively to evade governmental scrutiny and take advantage of emerging technologies. The shift in the nature of the global terrorist threat -- from a centralized al-Qaeda to a franchise model -- has had an impact on terrorist financing as well. Until the September 11 attacks, combating terrorist financing was not a strategic priority for the U.S. government. But in the wake of the attacks, the United States dramatically heightened its focus on combating terrorist financing, employing an aggressive, multifaceted response in which it designated and froze the assets of numerous terrorist financiers and support networks, prosecuted individuals and entities for providing material support, and increased its focus on "following the money" as a means of collecting financial intelligence. The U.S. government also made a variety of structural and organizational changes to better address this key concern. The United States was hardly alone in its new focus on terrorist financing: many other countries followed suit. The European Union established terrorist blacklists, among other actions, and a number of the Persian Gulf countries put regulatory regimes in place to govern this arena. The private sector's role -- and its importance -- in the global efforts to combat terrorist financing also increased. While the United States led the international charge on these issues, two international organizations, the United Nations and the Financial Action Task Force, also deserve credit for the scale of the global response since September 11. Despite this progress, a number of obstacles remain, handicapping international efforts to combat terrorist financing."--Introduction
Commission Notice on Internal Rules of Procedure for Access to the File by Matthew Levitt( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This article examines the Commission's recent Notice on access to the file in competition cases, which is said to introduce greater clarity and consistency into its procedures. However, the Notice does not adequately reflect all of the Commission's obligations in respect of access to the file and its procedures are said to remain open to criticism.--SCAD summary
Article 88, the Merger Control Regulation and the English Courts : BA/Dan-Air( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English Court of Appeal has held that Article 88 of the EEC Treaty did not impose any duty on the UK authorities to consider the lawfulness of British Airways' acquisition of Dan-Air under Articles 85 and 86. This analysis examines the Court's analysis of the scope of the Merger Control Regulation and its effect on concentrations without a Community dimension, and questions whether this judgment makes for a coherent system of merger control in the Community.--SCAD summary
Access to the file : the Commission's administrative procedures in cases under Article 85 and 86( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This article examines a number of aspects of the Commission's practices and procedures on access to the file in competition cases, and questions their compatibility with the case law of the Courts. It argues that the Commission's practice does not comply with the obligations imposed by the recent case law: the Commission's approach is overly formalistic and insufficiently responsive to the substantive considerations upon which the recent case law is based, especially in relation to the Commission's definition of the "file" and its position on internal documents. It also argues that the difficulties encountered by the Commission in this area are attributable to the greater demands for procedural fairness made by defendants and the Courts, and to the ambiguous position of the competition Directorate General (DG IV) within the institutional structure of the Community, which makes DG IV ill-equipped to meet these demands.--SCAD summary
Let them eat figs : an analysis of the negotiation process leading to the Madrid Peace Conference by Matthew Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of Jihad by Matthew Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can a single organization be committed to political activism and charitable good works while simultaneously dispatching suicide bombers to attack civilian targets? This book provides a documented assessment of Hamas, showing the alarming extent to which the group's political and social welfare leaders support terrorism
A history of Hezbollah activities in the Arabian Gulf Region by Matthew Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'No good terrorists' : Middle Eastern terrorist groups, state sponsors, and the War on Terror by Matthew Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Destruction of Mass Weapon Distribution: The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty & the Part America Must Play (Student Article) by Matthew Levitt( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hamas : polityka, dobroczynność i terroryzm w służbie dżihadu by Matthew Levitt( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Criminal connections : Hizbullah's global illicit financing activities by Matthew Levitt( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hamas : politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of jihad
Alternative Names
Levitt, Matthew A.

Levitt, Matthew Adam

ماثيو ليفيت، 1970-

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Targeting terror : U.S. policy toward Middle Eastern state sponsors and terrorist organizations, post-September 11Negotiating under fire : preserving peace talks in the face of terror attacksPolitics, charity, and terrorism in the service of Jihad'No good terrorists' : Middle Eastern terrorist groups, state sponsors, and the War on Terror