The 50 Worst Terrorist Attacks

The 50 Worst Terrorist Attacks

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Since the attacks on September 11, 2001, terrorism has remained the chief threat to international stability and security. The 50 Worst Terrorist Attacks draws on all forms of terrorisma€”international, transnational, and domestica€”anywhere in the world, covering all types of acts (e.g., bombings, assassinations, armed attacks, skyjackings) by any organization and ideology. The work goes beyond documenting the key events that occurred in or involved the United States; it also covers important terrorist attacks by left- and right-wing organizations, religiously motivated groups, and separatists that are largely unknown among Western audiences. Each entry supplies the details of the attacka€”the perpetrators, victims, and eventual resolutiona€”as well as the political, social, and international contexts in which the event occurred. Readers will grasp the evolution of terrorist activities and methodologies in the 20th and 21st centuries, understand the importance of each event in the development of the terrorist repertoire, and gauge the responses intended to counter these new kinds of attacks.Among the hostages were five Egyptian Center employees, three Americans, the tour guide, a Bangladeshi, and a Colombian. The Turkish Embassy reported that the caretaker, Davaz Mustapha, and his son were also held. The attackers wereanbsp;...

Title:The 50 Worst Terrorist Attacks
Author:Edward F. Mickolus, Susan L. Simmons
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2014-08-11


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