Download or read book Chechnya - Russia's 'war on Terror' PDF or another Format written by John Russell and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2007 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing a comprehensive overview of the Russo-Chechen War, the author examines the origins of the conflict historically, and traces how both sides were dragged inexorably into war in the early 1990s.
Download or read book Terror in Chechnya PDF or another Format written by Emma Gilligan and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2013-12-01 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Terror in Chechnya is the definitive account of Russian war crimes in Chechnya. Emma Gilligan provides a comprehensive history of the second Chechen conflict of 1999 to 2005, revealing one of the most appalling human rights catastrophes of the modern era--one that has yet to be fully acknowledged by the international community. Drawing upon eyewitness testimony and interviews with refugees and key political and humanitarian figures, Gilligan tells for the first time the full story of the Russian military's systematic use of torture, disappearances, executions, and other punitive tactics against the Chechen population. In Terror in Chechnya, Gilligan challenges Russian claims that civilian casualties in Chechnya were an unavoidable consequence of civil war. She argues that racism and nationalism were substantial factors in Russia's second war against the Chechens and the resulting refugee crisis. She does not ignore the war crimes committed by Chechen separatists and pro-Moscow forces. Gilligan traces the radicalization of Chechen fighters and sheds light on the Dubrovka and Beslan hostage crises, demonstrating how they undermined the separatist movement and in turn contributed to racial hatred against Chechens in Moscow. A haunting testament of modern-day crimes against humanity, Terror in Chechnya also looks at the international response to the conflict, focusing on Europe's humanitarian and human rights efforts inside Chechnya.
Download or read book Mass Media and Modern Warfare PDF or another Format written by Dr Greg Simons and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-03-28 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mass media are essential to democratic society; in contrast, the War on Terror has been interpreted as an assault on democracy and freedom by Islamic fundamentalists. The building and maintenance of public support is essential in modern warfare due to the increasing politicization of warfare, where losses and gains are measured in political rather than military terms. And if progress cannot be demonstrated during a war, then by default one is assumed to be losing. Greg Simons tackles the complicated yet essential role of mass media in society. Taking the Global War on Terror as a prime example, the author adopts a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the various facets of war and the role of the media within it. Assessing in particular the Russian fight against terrorism, this book provides a broader perspective and understanding of contemporary struggles.
Download or read book Inferno in Chechnya PDF or another Format written by Brian Glyn Williams and published by University Press of New England. This book was released on 2015-09-22 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2013, the United States suffered its worst terrorist bombing since 9/11 at the annual running of the Boston Marathon. When the culprits turned out to be U.S. residents of Chechen descent, Americans were shocked and confused. Why would members of an obscure Russian minority group consider America their enemy? Inferno in Chechnya is the first book to answer this riddle by tracing the roots of the Boston attack to the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. Brian Glyn Williams describes the tragic history of the bombers' war-devastated homeland-including tsarist conquest and two bloody wars with post-Soviet Russia that would lead to the rise of Vladimir Putin-showing how the conflict there influenced the rise of Europe's deadliest homegrown terrorist network. He provides a historical account of the Chechens' terror campaign in Russia, documents their growing links to Al Qaeda and radical Islam, and describes the plight of the Chechen diaspora that ultimately sent two Chechens to Boston. Inferno in Chechnya delivers a fascinating and deeply tragic story that has much to say about the historical and ethnic roots of modern terrorism.
Download or read book Chechnya - Russia's 'War on Terror' PDF or another Format written by John Russell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-08-07 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing a comprehensive overview of the Russo-Chechen War, the author examines the origins of the conflict historically, and traces how both sides were dragged inexorably into war in the early 1990s.
Download or read book Russia's Security and the War on Terror PDF or another Format written by Mikhail Tsypkin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-09-26 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book discusses and provides examples of Russias need to reshape its security and military policies in order to meet the global challenges of fighting terrorism and counterinsurgency. It addresses some of the problems facing Russias national security and military power, including:military reformUS-Russian relationsthe political economy of Rus
Download or read book The Wolves of Islam PDF or another Format written by Paul J. Murphy and published by Potomac Books Incorporated. This book was released on 2004 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fighting for God and greed
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Release Date : 2015-02-10
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Download or read book Chechnya's Terrorist Network: The Evolution of Terrorism in Russia's North Caucasus PDF or another Format written by Elena E. Pokalova and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2015-02-10 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This expert's view into the strategic directions, tactics, leaders, and significant attacks connected to Chechen and North Caucasus terrorists examines the network's operations as well as the success of Russia's counterterrorist responses. • Discusses different strands of terrorist movements that emerged over time in the North Caucasus • Includes tables, maps, and charts to help support content and reinforce visual learning • Analyzes the significance of the jihadi ideology in the North Caucasus • Examines the structural dynamics behind terrorist attacks over time
Download or read book Russia's Securitization of Chechnya PDF or another Format written by Julie Wilhelmsen and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an in-depth analysis of how mobilization and legitimation for war are made possible, with a focus on Russia's conflict with Chechnya. Through which processes do leaders and their publics come to define and accept certain conflicts as difficult to engage in, and others as logical, even necessary? Drawing on a detailed study of changes in Russia’s approach to Chechnya, this book argues that ‘re-phrasing’ Chechnya as a terrorist threat in 1999 was essential to making the use of violence acceptable to the Russian public. The book refutes popular explanations that see Russian war-making as determined and grounded in a sole, authoritarian leader. Close study of the statements and texts of Duma representatives, experts and journalists before and during the war demonstrates how the Second Chechen War was made a ‘legitimate’ undertaking through the efforts of many. A post-structuralist reinterpretation of securitization theory guides and structures the book, with discourse theory and method employed as a means to uncover the social processes that make war acceptable. More generally, the book provides a framework for understanding the broad social processes that underpin legitimized war-making. This book will be of much interest to students of Russian politics, critical terrorism studies, security studies and international relations.
Download or read book Allah's Angels PDF or another Format written by Paul J Murphy and published by Naval Institute Press. This book was released on 2010-11-15 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this comprehensive portrait of the women of Chechnya in modern war, Paul Murphy challenges conventional thinking on why they fight and are willing to kill themselves in the name of Allah. His book covers the two wars with Russia in 1994 and 1999 and the present conflict with Islamic Jihadists. It argues that these wars forced Chechen women to venture far beyond their traditional roles and advance their human rights but that the current movement championing traditional Islam is taking those rights away. Drawing on personal interviews, insider resources, and other materials, Murphy presents powerful portrayals of women who fight in the Chechen Jihad, including snipers, suicide bombers and the mysterious “Black Widows,” as well as women who collect intelligence, hide arms, and perform other non-combatant roles.
Download or read book The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep PDF or another Format written by David Satter and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2016-05-28 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In December 2013, David Satter became the first American journalist to be expelled from Russia since the Cold War. The Moscow Times said it was not surprising he was expelled, “it was surprising it took so long.” Satter is known in Russia for having written that the apartment bombings in 1999, which were blamed on Chechens and brought Putin to power, were actually carried out by the Russian FSB security police. In this book, Satter tells the story of the apartment bombings and how Boris Yeltsin presided over the criminalization of Russia, why Vladimir Putin was chosen as his sucessor, and how Putin has suppressed all opposition while retaining the appreance of a pluralist state. As the threat represented by Russia becomes increasingly clear, Satter’s description of where Russia is and how it got there will be of vital interest to anyone concerned about the dangers facing the world today.
Download or read book Midnight Train to Moscow PDF or another Format written by B. Douglas Moyer and published by . This book was released on 2007-03 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For years Daniel Moss has been fascinated with Russia. Now, he's finally taking his dream vacation to St. Petersburg and Moscow. Just when he thinks his interesting but uneventful tourist trip has come to a safe end, Daniel's greatest fears about traveling to such a strange and exotic country on the other side of the world start to materialize. Dan and his Russian tour guide, Sasha, find themselves in the middle of a perilous journey as they are taken hostage by Separatist militants of Chechnya, the tiny country still bitterly struggling for independence from Russia. Along the way, Dan and Sasha become acquainted with smugglers and bandits, learn about a side of Russian history they never knew about, and fall in love. They soon discover the truth about the War on Terror and how it relates to the conflict between Chechnya and Russia-and the dark secret about the most dangerous and sought-after terrorist leaders in the world is revealed. Miraculously, Dan and Sasha get one chance to earn their freedom, but if they fail, they will die. If they succeed, they will accomplish one of the greatest missions of all time-and earn the ultimate victory in the War on Terror.
Download or read book The Faces of Terrorism PDF or another Format written by David V. Canter and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2009-12-17 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An international, multi-disciplinary team explores the many different facets of terrorism, investigating what it means to be a terrorist and what terrorism means for society. Gets closer to the perspectives of terrorists - their views, how their acts are conceptualized by the public and by national leaders, and how this knowledge can be put to use Brings together international experts from psychology, psychiatry, law and policing Edited by one of the world’s foremost forensic psychology experts, David Canter
Download or read book Deterring Terrorism PDF or another Format written by Elli Lieberman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-07-04 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the question of how to deter a non-state terrorist actor. Can terrorism be deterred? This book argues that current research is unable to find strong cases of deterrence success, because it uses a flawed research design which does not capture the longitudinal dynamics of the process. So far, the focus of inquiry has been on the tactical elements of a state’s counterterrorism strategy, instead of the non-state actor’s grand strategies. By studying the campaigns of Hezbollah, the Palestinians, the Irish Republican Army, Chechens, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, and Al-Qaeda/Taliban and ISIS over time, we can see that deterrence strategies that target the cost-benefit calculus of terrorist organizations lead to wars of attrition – which is the non-state organization’s strategy for victory. To escape the attrition trap, the state must undermine the attrition strategy of terrorist organizations by using offensive campaigns that become critical educational moments. The case studies presented here uncover an evolutionary process of learning, leading to strategic deterrence successes. Some terrorist organizations abandoned the use of force altogether, while others abandoned their aspirational goals or resorted to lower levels of violence. These findings should enable policymakers to transition from the failed policy that sought to defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in the unending war in Afghanistan to a policy that successfully applies deterrence. This book will be of much interest to students of deterrence theory, terrorism studies, war and conflict studies, and security studies.
Download or read book Russia, the West, and Military Intervention PDF or another Format written by Roy Allison and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2013-05-09 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A detailed and carefully structured study of Soviet/Russian attitudes and responses to military interventions. It explores cases from the Gulf War in 1990 to the intervention led by Western states in Libya in 2011.
Download or read book The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus PDF or another Format written by Robert W. Schaefer and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-10-31 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad is an exhaustive treatment of the 400-year period leading up to the present. Thematically organized, it cuts through the rhetoric to provide a contextual framework through which readers can understand the conflict in the region.||Among many other topics, the book examines the differences and linkages between insurgency and terrorism; the origins of conflict in the North Caucasus; the involvement of the superpowers from the 17th century on; and the influences of different strains of Islam, of al-Qaida, and of the War on Terror. A critical examination of never-before-revealed Russian COIN campaigns explains why those campaigns are doomed to fail and why such failure means war will once again rage in the south of Russia. Presented through the lens of counterinsurgency theory, this incisive analysis explores the historic roots of each issue, the key players, and the farthest-reaching effects. |
Download or read book Russia and Eurasia 2019-2020 PDF or another Format written by and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-10-11 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The focus of Russia and Eurasia is on recent economic and political developments within twelve sovereign states that became independent following the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991.