Alexander, Yonah. Counterterrorism Strategies: Successes and Failures of Six Nations. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, Inc., 2006.
Terrorism remains a dire threat to the security of all civilized nations, making it imperative for leaders to develop better national, regional, and global strategies to counter its many forms. Counterterrorism Strategies examines how six countries have combated terrorist groups from the 1970s to the present. The book draws lessons that are applicable to today’s threats, and some of the case studies include the U.S. pursuit of al Qaeda, Italy’s efforts against the extreme left-wing Red Brigades and extreme right-wing New Order, Germany’s battles with the Red Army Faction, France’s struggles with separatist movements and international terrorist Carlos the Jackal, Egypt’s experience with Islamist terrorism, and Sri Lanka’s long confrontation with the Tamil Tigers.
Posted: March 19, 2012 by the The Simons Center