Title:                      Counterterrorism

Author:                  Frank Shanty

Shanty, Frank (2012), ed. Counterterrorism: from the Cold War to the War on Terror. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger

LCCN:    2012006425

HV6431 .C69143 2012


  • v. 1. Combating modern terrorism (1968-2011) — v. 2. Twenty-first century global counterterrorism measures.


Date Posted:      February 16, 2016

Reviewed by Joshua Sinai[1]

This two-volume reference set is a comprehensive compilation of entries (to which this reviewer con-tributed three entries) on some of the primary issues involved in combating terrorism. The first volume covers issues such as defining terrorism and insurgency, case studies on significant counterterrorism campaigns around the world, and key issues affecting counterterrorism strategies, such as the psychology of those who become terrorists, countering radicalization and recruitment into terrorism, curtailing terrorists) funding, and intelligence, law enforcement and military countermeasures. The second volume presents overviews of the world’s top counterterrorism forces, chronologies of major counterterrorism operations, and profiles of major terrorist organizations and prominent terrorists.

[1] Sinai, Joshua, PhD. in The Intelligencer: Journal of U. S. Intelligence Studies (19, 1, Winter/Spring, 2013, pp. ). Dr. Joshua Sinai is a Washington-based educator and consultant on terrorism and counterterrorism studies. He has provided capsule reviews of important books recently published on terrorism and counter-terrorism-related topics. He can be reached at:

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