CEPS/IISS European Security Forum

Meeting on 5 November 2001 on The war against terrorism and the transformation of the world order

Speakers' papers (final versions)

Selected readings/links

Compiled by Ellen Peacock, Emma Sullivan and Sophie Delfolie at the IISS Library and Information Department

The new dimensions of terrorism

America and the new terrorism by Steven Simon and Daniel Benjamin, Survival Spring 2000

The New Threat of Mass Destruction by Richard K. Betts, Foreign Affairs, January/February 1998

License to Kill by Bernard Lewis, Foreign Affairs, November/December 1998

Catastrophic Terrorism: Tackling the New Danger by Ashton Carter, John Deutch, and Philip Zelikow, Foreign Affairs, November/December 1998

Terrorist organisations

Responsibility For The Terrorist Atrocities in the United States, 11 September 2001, published by UK FCO

2001 Report on Foreign Terrorist Organizations, The Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, October 5, 2001

Patterns of Global Terrorism 2000, US State Department Annual Report, 2001

The Taliban: Exporting Extremism by Ahmed Rashid, Foreign Affairs, November/December 1999

Terrorism: Middle Eastern Groups and State Sponsors, CRS Report for Congress, updated August 2001

Pakistan's Jihad Culture by Jessica Stern, Foreign Affairs, November/December 2000

Responses to terrorism

Britain and the Fight Against International Terrorism, FCO Briefing Paper, May 2000

Countering The Changing Threat Of International Terrorism Report of the National Commission on Terrorism, Pursuant to Public Law 277, 105th Congress, June 2000

Countering the New Terrorism by Ian O Lesser, RAND, 1999

The Roots of Terrorism, and a Strategy Against It by Anatol Lieven, Prospect October 2001

Federal Funding to Combat Terrorism, Including Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction FY 1998-2001

Intelligence Issues for Congress, CRS Issue Brief for Congress, 12 September 2001

The Counterterrorist Myth: A former CIA operative explains why the terrorist Usama bin Ladin has little to fear from American intelligence by Reuel Marc Gerecht, The Atlantic Monthly, July/August 2001

International aspects

The Strategic Implications of Terror in the Information Age, Director's Summing Up, IISS Annual Conference Geneva, Switzerland, 12-15 September 2001, by John Chipman

Order out of Chaos: The Future of Afghanistan. Speech by the Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, Monday 22 October 2001

The War on Terrorism, the World Oil Market and the U.S. Economy by George L Perry, Analysis Paper #7, Brookings Project on Terrorism and American Foreign Policy, 2001

Dealing with State Sponsors of Terrorism by Meghan L O'Sullivan, Analysis Paper #6, Brookings Project on Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy, 2001

An Overview of the Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations (Title 31 Part 545 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations), U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, January 2001

Afghanistan: Crisis of Impunity. The Role of Pakistan, Russia, and Iran in Fuelling the Civil War, Human Rights Watch, 2001

The War Starts Here by Ahmed Rashid, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Sept 27 2001

Domestic aspects

The Hart-Rudman Commission and the Homeland Defense by Ian Roxborough, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, Sept 2001

The Terrorism Threat and U.S. Government Response: Operational and Organizational Factors Edited by James M. Smith and William C. Thomas USAF Institute for National Security Studies US Air Force Academy, Colorado, 2001

When Terror Strikes, Who Should Respond? by Aaron Weiss, Parameters, Autumn 2001

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Combating Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Terrorism: A Comprehensive Strategy by Frank J. Cilluffo, Sharon L. Cardash, and Gordon N. Lederman, CSIS Report, May 2001

Iraq And Other Threats To The US Involving Weapons Of Mass Destruction by Anthony Cordesman, CSIS Report, October 2001

Asymmetric and Terrorist Attacks With Biological Weapons by Anthony Cordesman, CSIS Report, September 2001

Bioterrorism: Federal Research and Preparedness Activities, US General Accounting Office, GAO-01-915, September 2001

Other sources

Quadrennial Defense Review Report, US Department of Defense, 30 September 2001

Research & Reference Resources Events of September 11, 2001. Resources compiled by Gary Price at George Washington University

World Trade Centre: premières questions sur une tragédie. Contains links to several articles (in French) on terrorism, Islam and the West, U.S. foreign policy and Afghanistan. All articles were published by Le Monde diplomatique

Related websites

America Attacked: Texts and Transcripts Archive. Texts of key news conferences, speeches and statements covering the aftermath of the terrorist air attacks on the United States

Response to terrorism. Website provided by the U.S. Department of State International Information Programs. Contains official texts and statements, documents and background information on previous terrorist attacks

War on Terror – RFE/RL coverage

Terrorist incidents: 1945-1998. Data compiled by the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies at the University of Lancaster. The database is in the process of being updated

NATO and the scourge of terrorism – NATO's reaction

Terrorism – the EU on the Move. Site set up by the European Union which contains documents, speeches, press releases issued by the EU

UN Action Against Terrorism. Special page which lists documents related to terrorism issued by the UN

Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism. Website of the Ad Hoc Committee established by resolution 51/210 of the General Assembly of the UN on 17 December 1996. The Committee's mission is to develop a comprehensive legal framework of conventions dealing with international terrorism

America's War on Terrorism. Federation of American Scientists site giving details of weapons and strategy

The Terrorism Research Center. Site on terrorism and information warfare. It features essays and thought pieces on current issues, as well as links to other terrorism documents, research and resources

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School: September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks. Compilation of statements, press briefings, speeches and also texts of resolutions adopted since the 11 September.

The September 11th Source Books. National Security Archive online sources on terrorism, intelligence and the next war. Include assessments of the terrorist threat, presidential and Defence Department policy directives, the details about U.S. response to specific terrorist attacks, and evaluations of U.S. government preparedness to deal with terrorism

Legal Resources on Terrorism. Compiled by the American Society on International Law