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Levitt, Matthew 1970-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 96 publications in 4 languages and 6,059 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( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,978 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( )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 2,324 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 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levitt (Washington Institute for Near East Policy) argues that the U.S. government has not sufficiently declared war on all the Middle Eastern states and organizations that, while not necessarily affiliated with Osama Bin Laden or Al Qaeda, he believes sponsor terrorist activities. After briefly reviewing U.S. government policy documents and pronouncements, he presents individual cases for considering Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and various Palestinian organizations as terrorist sponsors. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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 225 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 - Matthew Levitt concludes that insurgents, or those hostile to peace talks, can and do undermine negotiations."--BOOK JACKET
Hamás : política, beneficencia y terrorismo al servicio de la yihad by Matthew Levitt( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2009 in English and Arabic and held by 10 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
Mukāfaḥat tamwīl al-tahdīdāt ʻabra al-ḥudūd al-waṭanīyah by Michael Jacobson( Book )

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

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 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Hezbollah activities in the Arabian Gulf Region by Matthew Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamás : política, beneficencia y terrorismo al servicio de la yihad by Matthew Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 5 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 5 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 )

2 editions 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
Hezbollah : the global footprint of Lebanon's Party of God( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 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
Politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of Jihad by Matthew Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 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
Hamas : polityka, dobroczynność i terroryzm w służbie dżihadu by Matthew Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Polish 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

Hamás : política, beneficiencia y terrorismo al servicio del Yihad by Matthew Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

The treatment of translatlantic liner shipping under EU and U.S. law : case study by Matthew Levitt( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

Levitt, Matthew A. 1970-

Levitt, Matthew Adam

ماثيو ليفيت، 1970-

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