Terrorist attacks are some of the bloodiest manifestations of intense intergroup conflicts observed in recent years. The coordinated attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, the March 4, 2004 bombing of the Madrid train station, the London transit bombing of July 5, 2005, the frequent ongoing suicide bombings in Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel, the political ascendancy of terrorism using groups, such as Hamas and Hezbollah, and the emergence of the global Salafijihad inspired by Al Qaeda have made the task of opposing terrorism as difficult as it is pressing. As one author put it, “international terrorism [is] the most serious strategic threat to global peace and safety” (Ganor, 2005, p. 293).
|Title of host publication||Intergroup Conflicts and Their Resolution|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Social Psychological Perspective|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
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