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Hoffman, Bruce 1954-

Works: 140 works in 525 publications in 7 languages and 18,639 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: HV6431, 303.625
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bruce Hoffman
Inside terrorism by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

53 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 2,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are religious terrorist groups more likely than secular groups to use weapons of mass destruction? How do the media at once promote and combat terrorist attacks? How has terrorism evolved into a multimillion-dollar operation in the Middle East? Bruce Hoffman addresses these questions as he describes the changing face of terrorism, probing the new adversaries, new motivations, and new methods that have surfaced in recent years to challenge many of our most fundamental assumptions about terrorists and how they operate. Hoffman dissects terrorism past and present, charting its evolution and predicting where it might be headed in the next century."--BOOK JACKET. "These fringe groups are built upon - and react to - a sense of isolation, and are more likely to use weapons of mass destruction than the nationalist terrorist groups with which we are familiar."--BOOK JACKET. "Hoffman also considers the issue of media coverage and how it relates to political power. Although the media provide a platform for terrorist agendas, terrorists achieve their ultimate political goals by exploiting the media, and are often captured as a result of news reports - as in the Unabomber case. South Africa's African National Congress, which won sympathy for its plight and eventually obtained power in part through terrorist activities, is a rare exception to the rule."--Jacket
Anonymous soldiers : the struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on newly available documents from the National Archives in Britain to chronicle the historical events and key campaigns that led to the creation of Israel
The evolution of the global terrorist threat : from 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's death by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table of Contents; Introduction, by Bruce Hoffman and Fernando Reinares; Part I. In the West; 1. The Evolution of the Post-9/11 Threat to the U.S. Homeland, by Lorenzo Vidino; 2. The 2004 Madrid Train Bombings, by Fernando Reinares; 3. Operation Crevice in London, by Peter R. Neumann and Ryan Evans; 4. Dhiren Barot and Operation Rhyme, by Lindsay Clutterbuck; 5. The Van Gogh Murder and Beyond, by Beatrice de Graaf; 6. Leadership and the Toronto 18, by Stewart Bell; 7. Operation Pendennis in Australia, by Sally Neighbour; 8. The 7 July 2005 London Bombings, by Bruce Hoffman
Terrorismus - der unerklärte Krieg : neue Gefahren politischer Gewalt by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neben W. Laqueurs jüngst aktualisiertem Standardwerk (BA 1/99) kann diese konzise und sorgfältige Studie des Terrorismusexperten der amerikanischen RAND-Corporation beanspruchen, die gegebene Materialfülle verdichtet zu haben, um den Blick auf wenige Erscheinungen und Tendenzen zu lenken. Es sind dies ein religiös motivierter Terrorismus - das Bombenattentat von Oklahoma 1995 hat die US-amerikanische Aufmerksamkeit gegenüber den eigenen, von weißem Suprematiedenken und christlichem Fanatismus durchdrungenen Milizen auf unglückselige Weise stimuliert - und vor allem der staatlich unterstützte Terrorismus in den internationalen Beziehungen. Wie P. Waldmann (BA 1/99) widmet Hoffman sich dem Verhältnis von Terrorismus und Medien. Terroristische Aktivitäten sollen für die ausübende Gruppe Aufmerksamkeit, Bestätigung und Anerkennung erzeugen - die Massenmedien werden zum öffentlichen Spiegel und Kolporteur der Anliegen
Arms trafficking and Colombia by Kim Cragin( Book )

17 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colombia has experienced significant political instability and violence over the past century due to a number of factors, including the proliferation of small-arms trafficking. The authors identify the sources and routes used by arms traffickers to acquire, buy, sell, receive, transfer, and ship weapons. They also examine the various groups and individuals who purchase and use these munitions. The authors examine Colombia?s political conflict through the lens of small-arms trafficking and conclude with policy implications for the United States
Domestic terrorism : a national assessment of state and local preparedness by Kevin Jack Riley( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study analyzes states' and municipalities' terrorism preparedness as a means of providing law enforcement with information about the prevention and control of terrorist activities in the United States. This document reports the results of a 24-month research effort to survey and analyze the key problems and issues confronting state and local law enforcement agencies in countering such threats. The study's three principal tasks were (1) to conduct a national survey of these agencies to assess how they perceive the threat of terrorism and to identify counterterrorism programs currently being used, (2) to select 10 jurisdictions to examine in detail how they have adapted to the threat of terrorism, and (3) to identify agencies' programs developed to counter potential future terrorist threats in conjunction with the development of a prospective future research agenda
Terrorism in the United States and the potential threat to nuclear facilities by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report examines the threat posed by terrorists to U.S. nuclear weapons production and research facilities. It identifies and reviews the activities of three classes of terrorist groups in the United States: (1) ethnic separatist and emigre groups; (2) left-wing radical organizations; and (3) right-wing racist, anti-authority, survivalist-type groups. Although the situation could change suddenly in the future, the historical record suggests that U.S.-based terrorist groups are unlikely to attack a defended site such as a nuclear weapons facility. However, it is not possible to rule out such an attack by a terrorist group operating in the United States at the behest and under the direction of a foreign government. These state-sponsored terrorists have greater resources and fewer political constraints, and therefore pose a potentially greater threat to nuclear weapons sites."--Rand Abstracts
The impact of terrorism on public opinion, 1988 to 1989 by Theodore Downes-Le Guin( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document examines the relationship between terrorism and public opinion and is based on research that was conducted in 1988 and 1989 as part of a study examining the impact of terrorism on the public. The authors look at the relationship on two levels. On a descriptive level, they examined how the public reacts to terrorism and terrorists and elicited its preferences for terrorist countermeasures. On a systematic level, they posited some ideas for how the data may be interpreted in the context of contemporaneous terrorist countermeasure policy. The analysis used data from 1988 and 1989, a period of relatively intense activity for and political sensitivity to international terrorism. The study concludes that the majority of people realize what a complex problem terrorism presents. What people are evidently ready for is more considered--and more flexible--policy and response. In contrast to the rigid "no blackmail, no concessions" policies that successive U.S. presidential administrations have embraced, at least publicly, there appears to be support for a more flexible policy in dealing with hostage episodes that would allow greater room for maneuver than in the past
The urbanization of insurgency : the potential challenge to U.S. Army operations by Jennifer M Taw( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report evaluates the effects of urbanization and population growth on the conduct of insurgency/counterinsurgency operations and assesses the U.S.'s ability to effectively support foreign nations' counterinsurgency activities. The report argues that as the dual demographic trends of rapid population growth and urbanization continue to change the face of the developing world, the likelihood of urban insurgency is increasing. It also argues that although urban insurgencies have traditionally been the easiest kind to defeat, that may no longer be the case. This means that governments, no longer able to simply rely on their urban counterterrorist or rural counterinsurgency strategies, will have to develop a hybrid strategy that prepares them to fight a broad-based insurgency across rural and urban environments. The report concludes that the United States can provide only limited support in these efforts, because it has neither the resources nor the will to become directly involved. The United States must realize that there are factors over which it has no control and that before committing its support to a counterinsurgency effort, it must determine how much it is willing to spend, how much it can control, how its efforts will be perceived, and the minimum outcome it will accept
Security in the Nation's capital and the closure of Pennsylvania Avenue : an assessment by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assessment of possible ways in which Pennsylvania Avenue could have been reopened without compromising the safety and security of the President prior to September 11. The context and circumstances that influenced the 1995 decision to close the section of Pennsylvania Avenue directly in front of the White House are examined, along with that decision's continued validity and appropriateness in light of developments, including trends in terrorism, since 1995
Recent trends in Palestinian terrorism : II by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper, a revised, updated version of P-6981, uses the RAND chronology of international terrorism to identify trends in Palestinian terrorist activity since the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in June 1982: (1) There was little change in the total level of Palestinian terrorism against Israeli targets when measured over six-month intervals beginning in January 1982. (2) Surrogate attacks on Jewish and Israeli targets outside Israel by European and Latin American terrorist groups increased in the six months following the invasion, and then declined dramatically after December 1982. (3) The level of attacks on Israeli interests and citizens in Europe has remained constant since the July-December 1982 period. (4) Almost as many attacks are staged by Palestinian and Arab terrorists against Palestinian and Arab targets as are committed against Israeli and Jewish targets. The author concludes that, despite setbacks, the PLO's ability to undertake sustained terrorist operations against Israeli targets both inside and outside Israel has remained largely intact. -- Rand abstract
The victims of terrorism : an assessment of their influence and growing role in policy, legislation, and the private sector by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized groups of victims' families and friends have emerged since September 11, 2001, to become a powerful voice in U.S. counterterrorist policy and legislation. These groups were remarkably successful in getting the 9/11 Commission established and in getting the commission's most important recommendations enacted. This report documents these groups and compares them to groups formed in response to other terrorist attacks
Recent trends and future prospects of terrorism in the United States by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines recent trends and future prospects of terrorism in the United States and assesses their implications for the possibility of a terrorist group attempting an act of nuclear terrorism involving either the theft of a weapons system or strategic nuclear material, or an attack on a weapons facility. The findings suggest that, while the volume of annual terrorist incidents in the United States is fairly small, there are emerging trends of ideologically motivated terrorism by groups espousing white supremacist and anti-federalist beliefs or opposing specific policies such as abortion. These trends warrant continued close attention
Insurgency and counterinsurgency in Iraq by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 50 years, the United States has had ill-fated experiences in effectively fighting insurgencies. In counterinsurgency terms, Vietnam and Iraq form two legs of a historically fraught triangle-with El Salvador providing the connecting leg. In light of this history, the author analyzes where the United States has gone wrong in Iraq; what unique challenges the conflict presents to coalition forces deployed there; and what light both shed on future counterinsurgency planning, operations, and requirements
The radicalization of diasporas and terrorism : a joint conference by the RAND Corporation and the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certain Diaspora communities, frustrated by a perceived war against the Muslim world, have turned against their adopted homelands, targeting the government and its people by supporting terrorist attacks against Western countries through recruitment, fundraising, and training. The problem is exacerbated by the open borders of globalization. Emerging threats must be identified without alienating Diaspora communities and thereby playing into terrorist hands
The United States, Europe, and the Wider Middle East by Shahram Chubin( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These proceedings present an informal discussion among a group of experts who explored a set of five topics: the insurgency in Iraq, the Arab-Israeli situation, the terrorist threat, internal security in Saudi Arabia, and Iran and the proliferation of WMD. Each topic was addressed with an eye toward understanding their implications for the region as a whole and exploring what the broader consequences might be for American and European policy
Recent trends and future prospects of Iranian sponsored international terrorism by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International terrorism has been a prominent feature of Iran's foreign policy since its 1979 revolution. This report examines the rationale of Iran's international terrorism campaign, its trends and patterns of activity over the past six years, and the Iranian personalities behind the policy. It assesses the future course of Iran's policy of supporting terrorism and focuses on the ongoing power struggles within the Iranian regime that are likely to determine the country's foreign policy now that Khomeini has died
The Rand chronology of international terrorism for 1986 by Karen Gardela( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The RAND Corporation annually publishes a chronology of international terrorism. The chronology contains data on international terrorist incidents since 1968, derived from the open literature--newspapers, journals, radio broadcasts, and the foreign press. It provides a comprehensive database with which trends in various aspects of terrorism can be analyzed. This report details and analyzes incidents recorded in the chronology for 1986. Terrorism is here defined as violence, or the threat of violence, calculated to create an atmosphere of fear and alarm. International terrorism, the concern of this study, is defined as incidents in which terrorists go abroad to strike their targets, select victims or targets that have connections with a foreign state, or create international incidents. Among the tactics included in the chronology are kidnapping, bombing, attacks on installations, hijackings, barricade and hostage situations, assassinations and shootings, and incidents involving significant threats or conspiracies. Appendixes include a statistical abstract based on the chronology, as well as several pertinent charts and tables, and a bibliography of terrorist perpetrators
Responding to terrorism across the technological spectrum by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 1994, the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute held its annual Strategy Conference. This year's theme was "The Revolution in Military Affairs: Defining an Army for the 21st Century." Dr. Bruce Hoffman presented this paper as part of a panel examining "New Technologies and New Threats." Terrorism, of course, is not new. Hoffman warns, however, of the changing nature of terrorism. In the past, terrorists have been motivated by limited political and ideological objectives. Popular images fostered by terrorist events like the bombing of PAN AM Flight 103 and the attack on the Marine Barracks in Beirut notwithstanding, in the past the preponderance of terrorist attacks targeted specific individuals or small groups. The weapons of choice were the pistol, knife, and, on occasion, dynamite. Often the terrorist was a highly-trained individual, a "professional" in pursuit of specific political or ideological objectives. Hoffman warns that, by comparison, the terrorists of today and tomorrow are amateurs. Furthermore, they are likely to act from religious and racial convictions rather than radical political or ideological motivations. Their objective may be to kill large numbers of people. Indeed, they may want to annihilate an entire race or religious group. Not only are these amateurs less predictable and, therefore, more difficult to apprehend before the incident occurs, they have at their disposal lethal devices that range from the relatively simple fertilizer bomb to biologically-altered viruses. Military professionals and civilian planners must contend with warfare at every level. The threat posed by the changing nature of terrorism falls very much within their purview
Defense policy and low-intensity conflict : the development of Britain's "small wars" doctrine during the 1950s by Bruce Hoffman( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the planning and conduct of three counterinsurgency campaigns waged by Great Britain in Malaya, Kenya, and Cyprus during the 1950s. Certain mistakes were repeated in each conflict, from which the following lessons can be drawn: (1) the administration, police, and military should be coordinated under a single individual; (2) intelligence gathering and collation should be coordinated under a single authority; (3) late recognition of an insurgency is costly; (4) large-scale formal operations should not be emphasized in lieu of special forces operations; (5) routine police work should continue; and (6) without sufficient low-intensity-conflict training for troops and appropriate materiel, the conflict will last longer and cost more. The authors point out that situational factors must be considered in an insurgency; also critical is the nature of the insurgency, especially the broadness of its appeal
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Arms trafficking and ColombiaDomestic terrorism : a national assessment of state and local preparednessThe impact of terrorism on public opinion, 1988 to 1989The urbanization of insurgency : the potential challenge to U.S. Army operationsSecurity in the Nation's capital and the closure of Pennsylvania Avenue : an assessmentThe victims of terrorism : an assessment of their influence and growing role in policy, legislation, and the private sectorInsurgency and counterinsurgency in IraqThe radicalization of diasporas and terrorism : a joint conference by the RAND Corporation and the Center for Security Studies, ETH ZurichThe United States, Europe, and the Wider Middle East