Friday, July 08, 2005

Terrorism Resources

To help understand roots, patterns, possible solutions...

  • Inventory And Assessment Of Databases Relevant For Social Science Research On Terrorism (Library of Congress): "These websites are maintained primarily by U.S. government agencies, non-U.S. research centers, and international organizations. An appendix to this report provides an extensive list of additional resources that provide commentary and analysis of terrorism events and trends. These resources are derived from the U.S. government, libraries, international agencies, government and private non-U.S. agencies and institutes, and academic-based domestic organizations"
  • MIPT Terrorism Bibliography: searchable bibliography of references to terrorism which has been compiled by the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (U.S.). It includes books, journal articles, pamphlets and government publications
  • Chronology of Significant International Terrorism for 2004 (National Counterterrorism Center via the Federation of American Scientists)
  • Terrorism Bibliography from the U.S. Air University Library: coverage of terrorism history, terrorism organizations, financing terror, methods used, roots of terror, state-sponsored terrorism, targets, current trends, legal issues and human rights
  • Asymmetric Warfare Bibliography (Air University Library): Asymmetric warfare includes "threats outside the range of conventional warfare and difficult to respond to in kind (e.g., a suicide bomber)"
  • Suicide Terrorism Bibliography (Air University Library)
  • Annotated Bibliography of Government Documents Related to the Threat of Terrorism & the Attacks of September 11, 2001 (Oklahoma Department of Libraries): intended to serve as a means of access to information produced by the United States Government concerning the events of September 11, includes chapters on global terrorism, national security of the United States, terrorist groups, Middle east politics, U.S. foreign policy interventions
  • Terrorism/Crime Studies (Library of Congress): includes studies on psychology of terrorist recruits and links of terrorism to drug trafficking
  • The September 11 Sourcebooks (National Security Archives, George Washington University): the "Archive’s mission is to put on the record the primary source documentation that can enrich the policy debate, improve journalism, educate policymakers, and ensure that we don’t reinvent the wheel or repeat the mistakes of the past"; includes declassified documents about US and Russian policy in Afghanistan during the period leading up to the creation of al-Qaeda
  • Findlaw "Breaking Docs" - War on Terrorism: provides access to the full-text and full-image of primary legal documents: documents of the U.S. National 9-11 Commission, of the CDC, CIA, FBI, NORAD, NATO, Congressional committees, Congressional Research Service, federal departments (Justice, FAA, State); links to documents on al-Qaeda, financial markets, homeland security, airport security, and terrorism
  • Scientific Response to Terrorism (UK Parliament): Section eight discusses "Security, Openness and the Media"
  • Canadian Intelligence Resource Centre: selection of official and unofficial resources on Canadian intelligence matters ranging from common press articles to declassified government documents

And lest we forget that the fight against terrorism can and does often easily go overboard:

  • Opportunism Watch: Repression in the Name of Anti-Terrorism (Human Rights Watch): "(M)any countries around the globe cynically attempted to take advantage of this struggle [against terrorism] to intensify their own crackdowns on political opponents, separatists and religious groups, or to suggest they should be immune from criticism of their human rights practices. In other places, leaders exploited the situation to advance unnecessarily restrictive or punitive policies against refugees, asylum-seekers, and other foreigners"
  • Human Rights Dissolving at the Borders? Counter-terrorism and Criminal Law in the EU (Amnesty International): full text of a report published by Amnesty International in May 2005 arguing that European efforts to combat terrorism undermine civil liberties and human rights
  • Statewatch Observatory: links to full text documents relating to changes in civil rights worldwide in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including legislation, directives, anti-terrorist measures and government proposals
  • Special Report - Guantanamo Bay (The Guardian): archive of material on the U.S, prison camp where foreign terrorist suspects are detained indefinitely

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