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Europe Confronts Terrorism
Edited by Karin Von Hippel
 
 
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10 Aug 2005
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Europe Confronts Terrorism examines the institutional, political, security and reforms that have taken place in Europe since the catastrophic terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001. The tragic attacks in Madrid on 11 March 2004 - to date, the worst terror attack on European soil - demonstrated that Europe was also a target, and emphasised the necessity of decisively defeating the al-Qa'ida organisation, movement and network. Europe undertook a number of reforms, not only as a response to the terror attacks, US unilateralism and individual country concerns about becoming the next target, but also as part of a process that had been underway since the 1970s. The book is divided into two sections - the first examines reforms in individual countries and the second concentrates on transatlantic themes, given that all countries are influenced by US policy and action in this area.


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Europe Confronts Terrorism examines the institutional, political, security and reforms that have taken place in Europe since the catastrophic terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001. The tragic attacks in Madrid on 11 March 2004 - to date, the worst terror attack on European soil - demonstrated that Europe was also a target, and emphasised the necessity of decisively defeating the al-Qa'ida organisation, movement and network. Europe undertook a number of reforms, not only as a response to the terror attacks, US unilateralism and individual country concerns about becoming the next target, but also as part of a process that had been underway since the 1970s. The book is divided into two sections - the first examines reforms in individual countries and the second concentrates on transatlantic themes, given that all countries are influenced by US policy and action in this area.


Contents

Introduction: Europe Confronts TerrorismK.Von Hippel
PART I: COUNTRY CASE STUDIES
France; K.A. O'Brien
Germany; T.Szyszkowitz
Greece; T.Dokos
Italy; D.Sagramoso & A.Nativi
Nordic Responses; S.Myrdal
Spain: Part I - Counter-terrorism in Spain - An Overview; A.Ramos
Spain: Part II - Islamic Extremism; J.Jordán & N.Horsburgh
The United Kingdom; P.Cornish
PART II: EUROPE AND AMERICA: TRANSATLANTIC TENSION AND CONVERGENCE
The European Union; T.Szyszkowitz
A View from America: Tactical Unity, Strategic Divide; V.LaFleur
Transatlantic Counter-Terrorism Cooperation after 11 September 2001; J.Stevenson
Military Reforms: Closing the Capability Gap; T.Garden
Balancing Security and Human Rights: Post 9/11 Reactions in the United States and Europe; C.Giorgetti
Conclusions: A Three-Year Progress Report and Tackling Root Causes; K.Von Hippel
Index


Authors

KARIN VON HIPPEL is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Defence Studies, King's College London. Her research interests include the root causes of terrorism; diasporas, remittances and development; UN reform; and military intervention and nation-building. Her publications include Democracy by Force (2000), which was short-listed for the Westminster Medal in Military History. She has also worked for the United Nations and the European Union for over three years in Somalia and Kosovo.