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Alexander, Yonah

Overview
Works: 211 works in 946 publications in 3 languages and 31,801 library holdings
Genres: Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Yonah Alexander
The new Iranian leadership : Ahmadinejad, terrorism, nuclear ambition, and the Middle East by Yonah Alexander( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book documents Ahmadinejad's background and rise to power. It explains the current structure of the Iranian revolutionary government - the competing centers of power and the major players. In separate sections, it details the terrorist groups funded and armed by Iran, primarily Hezbollah and Hamas. And it provides a comprehensive picture of Iran's apparent aspirations to acquire nuclear weapons, as well as the related implications for regional and global security concerns. There is little reason to believe that Ahmadinejad will leave the scene anytime soon, or that Iran's behavior will change in the near term, underscoring the importance of the understanding this book provides."--Jacket
Counterterrorism strategies : successes and failures of six nations by Yonah Alexander( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Counterterrorism Strategies, seven experts examine how the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Egypt, and Sri Lanka have combated terrorist groups from the 1970s to the present and draw lessons that are applicable to today's threats." "Counterterrorism Strategies shows that there are no simple or complete solutions to the dangers posed by determined and elusive terrorists, but several of the countries detailed here have had significant successes. The contributors' analyses of the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of strategies used by these six countries offer a counterterrorism road map for the twenty-first century. This book is essential reading for policymakers, for counterterrorism scholars and professionals, and for members of the general public who are concerned about the general direction of the international campaign against terrorism."--Jacket
Terrorists in our midst : combating foreign-affinity terrorism in America by Yonah Alexander( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over eight years after the most devastating terrorist assault in history, this book explores a key strategic question: whether the United States, unilaterally or in concert with its friends and allies, can successfully confront the terrorist challenge in the twenty-first century in spite of escalating levels of fear and formidable odds. Also considers the following questions: How did foreign terrorist organizations exploit American human and material resources to perpetrate attacks domestically and internationally? What lessons can be drawn from the successes and failures of countermeasures directed against foreign-affinity terrorism through local, state, and federal structures? Finally, are there any specific recommendations that can be effective in bringing the "enemy next door" challenge to a manageable level within America?
Usama bin Laden's al-Qaida : profile of a terrorist network by Yonah Alexander( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal biographies and a timeline of events, as well as full text transcripts of important documents, such as interviews with bin Laden and Bill Clinton's speech on the military actions against the terrorist sites in Afghanistan and Sudan
Evolution of U.S. counterterrorism policy by Yonah Alexander( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three volume set provides a comprehensive collection of key documents, statements, and testimony on U.S. government counterterrorism policies as they have evolved in the face of the changing terrorist threats. Selected executive and congressional materials highlight the government's diverse policy and program responses to terrorism. [snip] Recent entries offer a compilation of important post-9/11 materials such as background information on U.S. actions against Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and Saddam Hussein, and terrorism funding. Also included are statements from the Reagan and other administrations that relate to disputes over the appropriate use of force.--Back cover
Terror on the high seas : from piracy to strategic challenge by Yonah Alexander( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book constitutes the first research effort after the unprecedented attacks of September 11, 2001, to provide government, industry, and the academic and policy communities with a major resource on potential threats to the maritime environment. Assuming that past tactics, as well as a variety of other unconventional attacks, will be utilized by both domestic and international groups well into the 21st century, the book sagely outlines the response needed from government and industry to meet the coming challenges.--From publisher's description
The Morality of terrorism : religious and secular justifications by David C Rapoport( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Morality of Terrorism: Religious and Secular Justifications examines """"terrorist tradition"""" from its origin in the revealed religions to its present manifestations, which are largely secular though not exclusively so. Important common themes running through all the essays are the moral climate that produces terrorism, the doctrines terrorists used to justify themselves, and the moral predicaments terrorists create. The book is organized into three parts. The essays in Part I focus on religious terror. Topics covered include the successful efforts of Jewish terrorists in the first
Political terrorism and energy : the threat and response by Yonah Alexander( )

14 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States and Iran : a documentary history( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of Iranian/American relations from the mid nineteenth century to the hostage crisis. The book documents the movement of the United States from the role of independent observer of this "buffer state" to strategic partner during the cold war
International terrorism : national, regional, and global perspectives by Yonah Alexander( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on terrorism( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrorism : theory and practice by Paul Wilkinson( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the answer to global terrorism? The fundamental point about terrorism is present in its very name: it is violence designed to achieve political gain by spreading terror. Terrorism is essentially asymmetric and works by cowing people into submission. Which is precisely why it can be answered; after all, who wants to be bullied in to submission? In fact, the fight against terror does not only take place in the dusty hills of Afghanistan, Africa or Asia: it takes place in our own minds. In this book, world expert Paul Wilkinson answers several frequently asked questions about terrorism. What do terrorists really want? What can be done to defeat them? What is the future of terrorism? There is no "one size fits all" solution, instead it is a multi-headed beast constantly mutating and adapting to changes in the political and strategic environment
Terrorism in Europe by Yonah Alexander( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study places terrorist acts in Europe in their historical perspective by examining terrorist and anarchist movements in late nineteenth century Europe. The political and legal aspects of modern terrorism are discussed in detail and the themes and variation in political terrorism are examined fully. In addition, selected case studies of contemporary terrorist movements are considered in the context of the political tradition of the particular country. A comprehensive picture of European terrorism, in its historical and more contemporary ideological and political aspects emerges from thi
Combating terrorism : strategies of ten countries by Yonah Alexander( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combating Terrorism will be of interest to policymakers, scholars, and other individuals with professional responsibilities in the area of terrorism and security studies. Clear and accessible, this book will also provide the general reader valuable insight into the wide array of issues that face governments and convey possible solutions to one of the foremost threats to world peace."--BOOK JACKET
The Islamic State : combating the caliphate without borders by Yonah Alexander( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The so-called "Islamic State" (IS) that has swept into power in parts of Syria and Iraq presents an imminent danger to the global community with its capacity as an effective, ideologically motivated, and bloodthirsty fighting force, coupled with its expanding territorial reach, on the ground and online. The IS has taken on a quasi-state form that mixes modernity with ancient rites, and aggressively promotes sectarian violence and religious extremism with a decidedly apocalyptic bent. Too, it has introduced to the Middle East a new level of extremism and brutality, marked by volatile fluidity, with far-reaching, dangerously destabilizing effects on state and non-state actors, regionally and globally. This book offers insights into the nature of the IS and what the international community can do to combat it. In order to achieve this objective, the origins, intentions, leadership, capabilities, and operations of the IS are explored. The Islamic State's multifaceted efforts and effects in the region and beyond are described. Also, national, regional, and global strategies that are being pursued to address the new threat are examined. To this end, a range of recommendations are offered on specific steps that governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental bodies can take to counter the IS menace. Lastly, additional insights are presented relevant to combating the IS and undermining its potential future capabilities.--
Terrorism and business : the impact of September 11, 2001 by Dean C Alexander( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title addresses the threats to and responses by Corporate America, US labour, and the US government triggered by the unprecedented September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It details these incidents and assesses their human and financial costs; the multi-dimensional aspects of terrorism and its historical context; and the US business community at home and abroad as principal targets of terrorism over the last 40 years. Next, the volume describes the costs of the September 11 attacks in terms of economic indicators, financial markets, and the impact on local, state, and national levels
Terrorism : the Soviet connection by Ray S Cline( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Dutch and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crescent and star: Arab & Israeli perspectives on the Middle East conflict by Yonah Alexander( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrorism : interdisciplinary perspectives by Yonah Alexander( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rationalization of terrorism by David C Rapoport( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The new Iranian leadership : Ahmadinejad, terrorism, nuclear ambition, and the Middle East
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Counterterrorism strategies : successes and failures of six nationsTerrorists in our midst : combating foreign-affinity terrorism in AmericaUsama bin Laden's al-Qaida : profile of a terrorist networkEvolution of U.S. counterterrorism policyTerror on the high seas : from piracy to strategic challengeThe Morality of terrorism : religious and secular justificationsPolitical terrorism and energy : the threat and responseCombating terrorism : strategies of ten countriesTerrorism and business : the impact of September 11, 2001
Alternative Names
Yonah Alexander author and lecturer who specializes in terrorism

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Languages
English (255)

Dutch (1)

Italian (1)