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Boucek, Christopher

Overview
Works: 19 works in 39 publications in 2 languages and 846 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: JQ1842.A58, 953.3053
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Most widely held works by Christopher Boucek
Yemen on the brink by Christopher Boucek( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yemen is a nation in crisis. A civil war in the North, a secessionist movement in the South, and a resurgent al-Qaeda organization are active against a background of economic collapse, lack of state capacity, and governance and corruption issues
War in Saada : from local insurrection to national challenge by Christopher Boucek( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yemen's leaders consider their sporadic war against the Houthi rebels a conflict they can win and, in so doing, discourage southern secessionists-- a more immediate threat to their hold on power and the nation's territorial integrity. Instead, this war in the North has exposed greater vulnerabilities for the regime, weakened the central government, and emboldened other threats to Yemeni and global stability such as al-Qaeda. The conflict in Saada has occurred in six distinct rounds and come at a high price, affecting noncombatants disproportionately."--Page 1
Yemen : avoiding a downward spiral by Christopher Boucek( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yemen faces a great and growing number of challenges that endanger its political future and threaten its neighbors on the Arabian Peninsula. War, terrorism, a deepening secessionist movement, and interconnected economic and demographic trends have the potential to overwhelm the Yemeni government, jeopardizing domestic stability and security across the region. Yemen's oil, the source of over 75 percent of its income, is quickly running out, and the country has no apparent way to transition to a post-oil economy. The dire economic situation makes it increasingly difficult for the government to deliver the funds needed to hold the country together."--Page 1
Saudi Arabia's "soft" counterterrorism strategy : prevention, rehabilitation, and aftercare by Christopher Boucek( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of a wave of deadly terrorist attacks that began in 2003, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched a wide-ranging counterterrorism campaign. Central to Saudi counterterrorism efforts has been the use of unconventional "soft" measures designed to combat the intellectual and ideological justifications for violent extremism. The primary objective of this strategy is to engage and combat an ideology that the Saudi government asserts is based on corrupted and deviant interpretations of Islam. The impetus for this soft approach came in large part from the recognition that violent extremism cannot be combated through tradition security measures alone. This Saudi strategy is composed of three interconnected programs aimed at prevention, rehabilitation, and postrelease care (PRAC). Although only in operation for the past four years, the Saudi strategy, especially the rehabilitation and counter-radicalization programs, has generated very positive and very intriguing results. To date, recidivist and rearrest rates are extremely low, at approximately 1 to 2 percent. Similar programs designed to demobilize violent extremists and their supporters are increasing in popularity, with a number of countries adopting comparable counter-radicalization programs. Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia have all established rehabilitation and engagement programs, as has the U.S. military through Task Force 134 in Iraq. As such, the importance of understanding the Saudi strategy, and counter-radicalization broadly, is increasing in relevance in the fight against violent radical Islamist extremism
Deradicalizing Islamist extremists by Angel Rabasa( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is an emergent consensus among counterterrorism analysts and practitioners that to defeat the threat posed by Islamist extremism and terrorism, there is a need to go beyond security and intelligence measures, taking proactive measures to prevent vulnerable individuals from radicalizing and rehabilitating those who have already embraced extremism. This broader conception of counterterrorism is manifested in the counter- and deradicalization programs of a number of Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, and European countries. A key question is whether the objective of these programs should be disengagement or deradicalization of militants. Disengagement entails a change in behavior (i.e., refraining from violence and withdrawing from a radical organization) but not necessarily a change in beliefs. A person could exit a radical organization and refrain from violence but nevertheless retain a radical worldview. Deradicalization is the process of changing an individual's belief system, rejecting the extremist ideology, and embracing mainstream values
Is a regional strategy viable in Afghanistan?( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Obama made decisive changes to U.S. policy in Afghanistan-- increasing forces on the ground, modifying the original goals, and placing a greater emphasis on the need for a regional approach. Leading experts analyze the interests of Afghanistan's neighbors, what they mean in practice, and what it could mean for U.S. policy
Extremist re-education and rehabilitation in Saudi Arabia by Christopher Boucek( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening up the jihadi debate : Yemen's Committee for Dialogue by Christopher Boucek( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CTC Sentinel. Volume 1, Issue 9, August 2008. The Sakinah Campaign and Internet Counter-Radicalization in Saudi Arabia( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prominent role of the internet in propagating and perpetuating violent Islamist ideology is well known. The speed, anonymity and connectivity of the web have contributed to its emergence as a powerful source of knowledge and inspiration; it is an unrivaled medium to facilitate propaganda, fundraising and recruitment efforts. The vast scope of information available, coupled with the absence of national boundaries, facilitates ideological cohesion and camaraderie between disparate and geographically separated networks. A broad spectrum of individuals turn to the internet to seek spiritual knowledge, search for Islamist perspectives and attempt to participate in the global jihad. As such, identifying methods to short-circuit internet radicalization has become an urgent goal for numerous governments
CTC Sentinel. Volume 1, Issue 12, November 2008. The Dilemma of the Yemeni Detainees at Guantanamo Bay( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than one-third of the remaining 255 detainees at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay are Yemenis, representing the single largest national contingent. Since the detention facility opened in early 2002, Yemenis have consistently comprised a sizeable percentage of the population. Other countries, most notably Saudi Arabia, have successfully repatriated many of their nationals, but Yemen has been unable to convince the United States to release detainees into its custody. There is even widespread speculation in both the United States and Yemen that the Yemeni government does not actually want the detainees back and is content to let them remain in U.S. custody. The Yemeni government, however, maintains in private its stated, public goal to return the detainees to Yemen, charge those it has evidence against and release the rest. For the United States, this has been insufficient, and it has repeatedly sought assurances from the Yemeni government that it well set standardized restrictions before any individuals are released. Part of this hesitation stems from security concerns about what would happen to the detainees once they are returned to Yemen. This article seeks to examine the dilemma posed by the detention of Yemeni nationals at Guantanamo Bay
Mauritanie : 2009, year in review by Intissar Fakir( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Understanding cyberspace as a medium for radicalization and counter-radicalization by Christopher Boucek( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Taking the reins : Turkmenistan's post-Niyazov development by Christopher Boucek( )

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

Saudi Arabiaś "soft" counterterrorism strategy : prevention, rehabilitation, and aftercare by Christopher Boucek( )

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

The Abu Sayyaf hostage crisis and Libyan foreign policy in the Philippines by Christopher Boucek( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Yemen faces grave and growing domestic challenges by Christopher Boucek( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Libya's curious relationship with Muagbe's Zimbabwe by Christopher Boucek( )

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

Mauritania, 2009, un año a examen by Intissar Fakir( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mauritania sufre una serie de retos simultáneos geopolíticos, económicos y de seguridad que amenazan con desbordarse a menos que los países mediterráneos y Estados Unidos ayuden a contenerlos. Este artículo se centra en los acontecimientos políticos, económicos y de seguridad sucedidos en Mauritania en 2009
Protests in Yemen threaten fragile state by Christopher Boucek( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While the scale of the protests in Yemen has so far remained modest in comparison to those in Egypt and Tunisia, the impact for a country already on the brink of failure could be significant. Yemen faces multiple internal conflicts--an increasingly violent secessionist movement in the south, the seven-year Houthi rebellion in northern Sa'ada, and significant activity by a resurgent al-Qaeda. Even more threatening to the long-term future of Yemen are the serious economic problems--endemic poverty and chronically high levels of unemployment that are aggravated by rampant corruption and explosive population growth"--Web page
 
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