To stress the salience and urgency of the national situation
as dictated by contemporary terrorism and to
underscore the need for behavioral and social science
understandings of that situation are to pronounce the
self-evident. Terrorism, already recognized by some as the
looming form of international conflict in the late twentieth century,
moved dramatically to center stage on September 11, 2001,
and promises to occupy national attention for decades.
Having achieved its initial goals in the war on terrorism, the United States is now in a second, more complex phase of the campaign. This monograph reviews events since the attacks of September 11, 2001, and discusses the current state of the al Qaeda organization and the kinds of actions that can be expected of it in the
Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering
Terrorism, a report released by the National Academies in June 2002,1
articulated the role of science and technology in countering terrorism.
That report included material on the specific role of information technology
(IT). Building on that report as a point of departure, the panel of
experts responsible for the IT material in Making the Nation Safer was
reconvened as the Committee on the Role of Information Technology in
Responding to Terrorism in order to develop the present report....
This report reflects the commitment of the U.S. scientific, engineering, and
health communities to help our country respond to the challenges made evident
by September 11. It is a contribution from the National Academies—the National
Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine,
and National Research Council—which initiated this critical effort and paid
for it. But this report is also a contribution to the nation from many distinguished
individuals, each of whom dedicated a great deal of time to the production of the
Despite increasing international recognition of the threat posed by terrorists’ use of the
Internet in recent years, there is currently no universal instrument specifically addressing
this pervasive facet of terrorist activity. Moreover, there is limited specialized training
available on the legal and practical aspects of the investigation and prosecution of terrorism
cases involving the use of the Internet. The present publication complements
the existing resources developed by UNODC in the areas of counter-terrorism, cybercrime
and rule of law.
One of the most striking developments in European Union law has been the
growth of EU measures in the field of criminal law. The increasingly assertive presence
of the Union in this field raises profound questions about national
sovereignty, the relationship between the individual and the state and the role of
the European Union. As an expression of the coercive powers of the State, criminal
law is perceived to fall par excellence within the province of national
sovereignty. There is no historical precedent of building a supra-national system
of criminal law.
In 1995, the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and
National Research Council issued a report entitled Allocating Federal Funds for Science and Technology, which
recommended tracking federal investments in the creation of new knowledge and technologies—what the report
referred to as the federal science and technology budget (FS&T).
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.NATO Science for Peace and Security Series
This Series presents the results of scientific meetings supported under the NATO Programme: Science for Peace and Security (SPS). The NATO SPS Programme supports meetings in the following Key Priority areas: (1) Defence Against Terrorism; (2) Countering other Threats to Security and (3) NATO, Partner and Mediterranean Dialogue Country Priorities. The types of meeting supported are generally "Advanced Study Institutes" and "Advanced Research Workshops".