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Jacobson, Michael 1969-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 18 publications in 2 languages and 296 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Michael Jacobson
The West at war : U.S. and European counterterrorism efforts, post-September 11 by Michael Jacobson( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Europe becomes one of the most important battlegrounds in the global fight against terrorism, U.S. cooperation with European counter-terrorism efforts is more vital than ever. Despite often-heated rhetoric, authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have adopted similar methods - and faced similar difficulties - since September 11. In this timely study, Michael Jacobson explores diplomatic, legislative, and tactical approaches that can help Western governments overcome their shared challenges."--Jacket
Combating the financing of transnational threats by Michael Jacobson( Book )

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

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

2 editions published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 7 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 )

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
Pollution & industry( Recording )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrated theoretical and experimental studies of organic atmospheric aerosols by Michael Jacobson( Book )

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

Petrol and pollution : Reports from New York/Coventry, England/Brussels on cleaning up the atmosphere( Recording )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 0 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
 
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The West at war : U.S. and European counterterrorism efforts, post-September 11
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Alternative Names
مايكل جاكوبسون، 1969-

Languages
English (15)

Arabic (3)