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1/12/2005 Legal and Policy Issues in Establishing an International Framework for Human Rights Compliance When Countering Terrorism

Boaz Ganor and Alex Conte

The relationship between terrorism and human rights is a matter that has been reflected upon by the United Nations General Assembly and Commission on Human Rights, and to a more limited extent by the UN Security Council, well before the events of September 11, 2001. Consideration had also been given to the potentially negative impact of counter-terrorism upon human rights. Since 9/11, with events such as the establishment of the detention camp in Guantanamo Bay and the proliferation of security and counter-terrorist legislation throughout the world, a considerable amount of attention has been paid to the issue of the extent to which counter-terrorism impacts upon human rights.

1/1/2001 Yasir Arafat - Psychological Profile and Strategic Analysis

Shaul Kimhi, Shmuel Even and Jerrold Post

This study analyzes the behavioral patterns and policies of Arafat, using two tools: psychological analysis and strategic analysis. The psychological analysis attempts to identify Arafat’s behavioral patterns and to deduce from them the main characteristics of his personality—his outstanding features, functional characteristics, and leadership style. In addition, the study investigates his psychological development, and presents an analysis of the connection between these and his present behavioral patterns. The strategic analysis attempts to identify Arafat’s typical operational patterns, from an understanding of his past actions, and the way he relates to the various “players” in the arena. From these two analyses, the study presents operative conclusions regarding the question of how Israel should deal with Arafat.

Defining Terrorism - Is One Man’s Terrorist Another Man’s Freedom Fighter?

Boaz Ganor

The statement, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter,” has become not only a cliché, but also one of the most difficult obstacles in coping with terrorism. The matter of definition and conceptualization is usually a purely theoretical issue—a mechanism for scholars to work out the appropriate set of parameters for the research they intend to undertake. However, when dealing with terrorism and guerrilla warfare, implications of defining our terms tend to transcend the boundaries of theoretical discussions. In the struggle against terrorism, the problem of definition is a crucial element in the attempt to coordinate international collaboration, based on the currently accepted rules of traditional warefare.

Countering Suicide Terrorism - full book available for free download

Editor: Boaz Ganor

Since the year 2000, the phenomenon of suicide attacks has spread all over the world and many countries have found themselves suffering the effects of this growing terrorist modus operandi. Suicide terrorism’s increasing threat, global spread, lethality, special characteristics and the enormous challenge of countering it have raised special scholarly interest in the subject. Many articles and books have been written in recent years on this phenomenon, some of them with contradicting conclusions. As the Countering Suicide Terrorism books were sold out and due to the growing interest in this subject, ICT decided to republish this book in a digital format that can be downloaded from its website. Some of the articles in the digital version were left as they were in the original book while other articles were updated or rewritten. We believe that these articles can contribute to the existing scholarly effort in understanding the growing threat of Suicide terrorism.

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