Mind of the Terrorist The Psychology of Terrorism from the IRA to Al-Qaeda

ISBN-10: 0230612695

ISBN-13: 9780230612693

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jerrold M. Post

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List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Dr Jerrold M. Post is Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs and director of the Political Psychology Program at George Washington University. Dr Post previously worked with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was the founding director of the Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior. He played the lead role in developing the Camp David profiles of Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat for President Jimmy Carter and initiated the US government program for the study of the psychology of terrorism. In recognition of his leadership at the center, Dr Post was awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit in 1979. He received the Nevitt Sanford Award from the International Society of Political Psychology in 2002 for distinguished professional contributions to political psychology. He has testified before the Senate and the House on his political psychology profile of Saddam Hussein and on the psychology of terrorism, and he has presented to the UN International Atomic Energy Agency on the psychology of weapons-of-mass-destruction terrorism. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Deterrence in the 21st Century.

Acknowledgments
Terrorisms and Terrorist Psychologies: An Introduction
Nationalist-Separatist Terrorism: Carrying on the Mission of Their Parents
Secular Palestinian Terrorism: "When Hatred is Bred in the Bone"
Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Basque Homeland and Liberty (ETA)
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
Social Revolutionary Terrorism: Rebelling Against the Generation of Their Parents
Red Brigades (BR)
Red Army Faction (RAF)
Shining Path (SL)
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
Religious Extremist Terrorism: Killing in the Name of God
Hezbollah: The Party of God
Hamas: The Islamic Resistance Movement
Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda Version 1.0
Killing in the Name of Other Gods
The Changing Face of Terrorism
Al-Qaeda Version 2.0 and the Global Salafi Jihad
Tactics Old and New: Suicide Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism
Challenges and Implications: The Way Ahead
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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