Targeting Terror: U.S. Policy Toward Middle Eastern State Sponsors and Terrorist Organizations, Post-September 11 / Edition 1

Targeting Terror: U.S. Policy Toward Middle Eastern State Sponsors and Terrorist Organizations, Post-September 11 / Edition 1

by Matthew Levitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0944029817

ISBN-13: 9780944029817

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Washington Institute for Near East Policy, The

September 11 produced unprecedented political will in the United States to fight international terrorism with all of the energy and power at the collective disposal of America and its allies. That principle has already been applied to al-Qaeda and is now being applied to Saddam Husayn's Iraq. But what effect has the U.S.-led "war on terror" had on the leaders and

Overview

September 11 produced unprecedented political will in the United States to fight international terrorism with all of the energy and power at the collective disposal of America and its allies. That principle has already been applied to al-Qaeda and is now being applied to Saddam Husayn's Iraq. But what effect has the U.S.-led "war on terror" had on the leaders and state sponsors of other Middle Eastern terrorist organizations? in this sober, fact-filled assessment of U.S. counterterrorism policy, Matthew Levitt argues that without marshalling the resolve and resources to fight terror on all its fronts simultaneously, the West will not fully come to grips with the implications of September 11.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780944029817
Publisher:
Washington Institute for Near East Policy, The
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
141
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Prefaceix
Introduction: One Year On--Whom Are We Fighting?1
Part 1Documenting the War on Terror--Whither the Middle East?
1.Navigating the U.S. Government's Terrorism Lists12
2.Patterns of Global Terrorism 200119
3.PLOCCA 2002: Empty Words26
4.PLOCCA Redux: The State Department's Subtle Swipe at Demanding Palestinian Compliance32
5.Europe and Middle Eastern Terrorism: The European Union's Terrorism List37
Part 2State Sponsorship of Terrorism
6.Syria and the War on Terror48
7.New Arenas for Iranian-Sponsored Terror62
Part 3State Facilitation of Terrorism
8.Saudi Arabia and the Financing of International Terrorism76
9.The Palestinian Authority: Lost Opportunities in the War on Terror88
10.Arming Yemen, Carefully94
11.Skipping Beirut (and Damascus)98
Part 4Palestinian Terrorism
12.Designating the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades106
13.Hamas: Toward a Lebanese-Style War of Attrition?112
14.Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Getting By with a Little Help from Its Friends117
15.Secular Resurrection: The Return of Palestinian Nationalist Terrorism122
16.Targeting U.S. Interests?131
Conclusion: Target All Terror137

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