Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism

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Cambridge University Press, 27 ביוני 2005
Thousands of people have died at the hands of terrorist groups who rely on state support for their activities. Iran and Syria are well known as sponsors of terrorism, while other countries, some with strong connections to the West, have enabled terrorist activity by turning a blind eye. Daniel Byman's hard-hitting and articulate book analyzes this phenomenon. Focusing primarily on sponsors from the Middle East and South Asia, it examines the different types of support that states provide, their motivations, and the impact of such sponsorship. The book also considers regimes that allow terrorists to raise money and recruit without providing active support. The experiences of Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Libya are detailed here, alongside the histories of radical groups such as al-Qaida and Hizballah. The book concludes by assessing why it is often difficult to force sponsors to cut ties to terrorist groups and suggesting ways in which it could be done better in the future.

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Avoiding the sensationalism and politicizing that often accompany books on terrorism, Byman examines terrorist groups from the PLO to Al Qaeda to the Tamil Tigers and explains relationships between ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Why do states support terrorism?
The nature and impact of state support
Iran and the Lebanese Hizballah
Syria and Palestinian radical groups
Pakistan and Kashmir
Afghanistan under the Taliban
Passive sponsors of terrorism
The difficulties of stopping state sponsorship
Halting support for terrorism
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עמוד 1 - Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.
עמוד 1 - George W Bush, Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People...
עמוד 115 - Syria are the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), the Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS).
עמוד 353 - Zorinsky (D. -Nebraska), chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee declared that in dealing with the area, "the fundamental mistake we make . . . is to back governments or regimes which enjoy little or no popular support.
עמוד 355 - General shall fully inform the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence concerning all electronic surveillance under this chapter.
עמוד 231 - Qaeda funding, but we have found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded the organization. (This conclusion does not exclude the likelihood that charities with significant Saudi government sponsorship diverted funds to al Qaeda.)
עמוד 68 - Hearing on the Intelligence Community's Response to Past Terrorist Attacks Against the United States From February 1993 to September 2001 (8 October 2002).
עמוד 273 - Coercion is the use of threatened force, including the limited use of actual force to back up the threat, to induce an adversary to behave differently than it otherwise would.13 Coercion is not destruction.
עמוד 90 - We should try to export our revolution to the world. We should set aside the thought that we do not export our revolution, because Islam does not regard various Islamic countries differently and is the supporter of all the oppressed peoples of the world. On the other hand, all the superpowers and the [great] powers have risen to destroy us. If we remain in an enclosed environment we shall definitely face...
עמוד 33 - Supply or arrange for the supply of weapons to support the Cuban-trained cadres...

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Daniel Byman is Assistant Professor in the Security Program of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has published widely on issues related to terrorism, Middle East politics, and national security. He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and has served on the staff of the '9/11 Commission', among other positions. He is the author of The Dynamics of Coercion: American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might (2002), and Keeping the Peace: Lasting Solutions to Ethnic Conflicts (2002).

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