An International History of Terrorism

Western and Non-Western Experiences

Author: Jussi M. Hanhimäki,Bernhard Blumenau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415635403

Category: History

Page: 318

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The aim of this book is to provide readers with the tools to understand the historical evolution of terrorism and counterterrorism over the past 150 years. In order to appreciate the contemporary challenges posed by terrorism it is necessary to look at its evolution, at the different phases it has gone through, and the transformations it has experienced. The same applies to the solutions that states have come up with to combat terrorism: the nature of terrorism changes but still it is possible to learn from past experiences even though they are not directly applicable to the present. This book provides a fresh look at the history of terrorism by providing in-depth analysis of several important terrorist crises and the reactions to them in the West and beyond. The general framework is laid out in four parts: terrorism prior to the Cold War, the Western experience with terrorism, non-Western experiences with terrorism, and contemporary terrorism and anti-terrorism. The issues covered offer a broad range of historical and current themes, many of which have been neglected in existing scholarship; it also features a chapter on the waves phenomenon of terrorism against its international background. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, political violence, international history, security studies and IR.

Der Zerfall des Sowjetimperiums und Deutschlands Wiedervereinigung

The Decline of the Soviet Empire and Germany's Reunification

Author: Hanns Jürgen Küsters

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 3412504009

Category: History

Page: 262

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Die Ereignisse des Mauerfalls und der Zusammenbruch der kommunistischen Herrschaft in den ostmitteleuropäischen Staaten 1989/90 markierten das Ende der 45-jährigen Nachkriegszeit nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Die Entwicklungen der Jahre 1989 bis 1991 führten nicht nur zur Friedlichen Revolution in der DDR, dem Fall der Mauer und zur Wiederherstellung der Einheit Deutschlands. Zugleich fanden friedliche Umwälzungen in allen ostmitteleuropäischen Staaten statt. Mit dem allmählichen Zerfall der DDR kündigte sich zugleich die Auflösung des Warschauer Paktes an, die einherging mit dem Niedergang der Sowjetunion und Ende 1991 zu ihrem Ende führte. Die Autoren dieses Sammelbandes analysieren in ihren Beiträgen, wie diese Entwicklungen zustande kamen und welche Auswirkungen der Niedergang des Sowjetimperiums auf die Entwicklung in Deutschland hatte.

Die Kubakrise 1962

zwischen Mäusen und Moskitos, Katastrophen und Tricks, Mongoose und Anadyr

Author: Heiner Timmermann

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825866761

Category: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

Page: 190

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Social sciences

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The Walls That Remain

Eastern and Western Germans Since Reunification

Author: John Rodden

Publisher: Paradigm Publishers

ISBN: 9781594513794

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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The Walls That Remain explores the trauma of German reunification in 1990 as it affected ordinary Eastern and Western Germans. Told mainly in their own words, this book features the voices of those Germans who have suffered as well as profited from the transformations in German society since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and Germany’s reunification in October 1990.

Stalin's Agent

The Life and Death of Alexander Orlov

Author: Boris Volodarsky

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191045535

Category: Political Science

Page: 832

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This is the history of an unprecedented deception operation - the biggest KGB deception of all time. It has never been told in full until now. There are almost certainly people who would like it never to be told. It is the story of General Alexander Orlov. Stalin's most loyal and trusted henchman during the Spanish Civil War, Orlov was also the Soviet handler controlling Kim Philby, the British spy, defector, and member of the notorious 'Cambridge Five'. Escaping Stalin's purges, Orlov fled to America in the late 1930s and lived underground. He only dared reveal his identity to the world after Stalin's death, in his 1953 best-seller The Secret History of Stalin's Crimes, after which he became perhaps the best known of all Soviet defectors, much written about, highly praised, and commemorated by the US Congress on his death in 1973. But there is a twist in the Orlov story beyond the dreams of even the most ingenious spy novelist: 'General Alexander Orlov' never actually existed. The man known as 'Orlov' was in fact born Leiba Feldbin. And while he was a loyal servant of Stalin and the controller of Philby, he was never a General in the KGB, never truly defected to the West after his 'flight' from the USSR, and remained a loyal Soviet agent until his death. The 'Orlov' story as it has been accepted until now was largely the invention of the KGB - and one perpetuated long after the end of the Cold War. In this meticulous new biography, Boris Volodarsky, himself a former Soviet intelligence officer, now tells the true story behind 'Orlov' for the first time. An intriguing tale of Russian espionage and deception, stretching from the time of Lenin to the Putin era, it is a story that many people in the world's intelligence agencies would almost definitely prefer you not to know about.