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terrorism

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The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear. Terrorism is intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally ...

terrorism

terrorism  

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History
The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear. Terrorism is intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, ...
biological terrorism

biological terrorism  

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Biological terrorism and bioterrorism are terms that came into widespread use in the United States during the 1990s. Both refer to the use of biological agents by nonstate actors to ...
ecological terrorism

ecological terrorism  

The deliberate destruction or pollution of an area of the environment as an act of warfare or terrorism. See ecoterrorism
nuclear terrorism

nuclear terrorism  

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Adopted on 13 April 2005 and in effect from 7 July 2007, the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (U.N. Doc. A/RES/ 59/290) is intended to ...
environmental terrorism

environmental terrorism  

A terrorist attack aimed at deliberate destruction of the environment or at an ecosystem. Crop destruction has been used in military strategy since antiquity, but attacks by terrorists are ...
terrorism, state

terrorism, state  

The intimidation of citizens by a government by means of state resources such as the police, judiciary, and military, to quell domestic opposition to its policies.
terrorism conventions

terrorism conventions  

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International terrorism, frequently intended by disaffected groups within States to draw attention to real or perceived grievances, became a matter of international concern with a spate of attacks ...
Terrorism Acts

Terrorism Acts  

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The Terrorism Act 2000 abolished all the previous statutory provisions relating to terrorism, apart from a number of specific provisions that continue to exist under the Northern Ireland (Emergency ...
Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Counter-Terrorism Strategy  

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The U.N. Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, based on the Secretary-General's Report on ‘Uniting Against Terrorism: Recommendations for a Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy’ of 2 May 2006 (U.N. Doc. ...
Counter-Terrorism Online Handbook

Counter-Terrorism Online Handbook  

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This Web site (www.un.org/terrorism/cthandbook), created through the CTITF pursuant to the U.N. Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy set out in General Assembly Res. 60/288 of 8 September 2006, is ...
anti-globalization terrorism

anti-globalization terrorism  

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Terrorist groups who oppose the increasing integration of the world into a single free market on the basis that it is contrary to individual and national interests. They target multinational ...
Financing of Terrorism

Financing of Terrorism  

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The Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1999 (A/RES/54/109). According to the Convention an offence is ...
cordon, for terrorism investigation

cordon, for terrorism investigation  

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The demarcation of an area by police for the purpose of investigating terrorist offences by use of tape or other means under powers given by s 33 of the Terrorism Act 2000. Normally the authority to ...
Counter-Terrorism Committee

Counter-Terrorism Committee  

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Established by Security Council Res. 1373 (2001) of 28 September 2001, para. 6, the CTC consists of all (15) members of the Security Council. Its mission is to monitor, on ...
terrorism, state-supported

terrorism, state-supported  

The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims, undertaken with the logistical, financial, and training support of a state.
terrorism, sub-state

terrorism, sub-state  

The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims by a private group with no support from governments.
State Sponsors of Terrorism

State Sponsors of Terrorism  

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An American term connoting a designation, made under three statutes (Sect. 6(j) of the Export Administration Act, Sect. 40 of the Arms Export Control Act, and Sect. 620A of the ...
war on Terrorism

war on Terrorism  

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The war launched by President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the outrage of September 11, 2001, when he vowed that the USA would use its armed might to destroy terrorist organizations and any ...
Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism

Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism  

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An Ad Hoc Committee was established by para. 9 of General Assembly Res.51/210 of 17 December 1996 to elaborate a convention on terrorist bombings, nuclear terrorism (to which was added ...
Entebbe Hijacking

Entebbe Hijacking  

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A week-long drama in Uganda in 1976, the Entebbe hijacking was the intersection of three twentieth-century historical factors: international terrorism resulting from the establishment of Israel in ...

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