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Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice: An International Handbook

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P OLITICAL S CIENCE Q UARTERLY Volume 122 · Number 3 · Fall 2007 No part of this article may be copied, downloaded, stored, further transmitted, transferred, distributed, altered, or otherwise used, in any form or by any means, except: ± one stored electronic and one paper copy of any article solely for your personal, non- commercial use, or ± with prior written permission of The Academy of Political Science. Political Science Quarterly is published by The Academy of Political Science. Contact the Academy for further permission regarding the use of this work. Political Science Quarterly Copyright © 2007 by The Academy of Political Science. All rights reserved. The Academy of Political Science 475 Riverside Drive · Suite 1274 · New York, New York 10115-1274 (212) 870-2500 · FAX: (212) 870-2202 · [email protected] · http://www.psqonline.org
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The UN Security Council’s Response to Terrorism: Before and After September 11, 2001 HILDE HAALAND KRAMER STEVE A. YETIV The horrific terrorist attacks of September 11 shocked not only the United States but also many other actors around the world. September 11 represented perhaps the first time in history that the action of a transnational actor so altered the course of international relations. Not only did it spawn the American war on terrorism and associated conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, it also raised serious questions about the future of the world, about unrestrained and elusive transnational terrorism, and about how the terrorist threat to the global community could be contained. Not surprisingly, overwhelming public and academic attention has focused on the attacks. Scholars, policymakers, and laymen have asked a variety of probing questions: What motivated the terrorists? Did the attacks suggest or presage a broader clash of civilizations between the Judeo-Christian and Muslim worlds? To what extent was the American response to the attacks sensible? Yet, while much attention has been focused on these questions, other critical questions have received less scrutiny. Indeed, while the UN’s role in ad- dressing terrorism drew more attention after September 11 than it had before the attacks, 1 relatively little work has explored the UN Security Council’s HILDE HAALAND KRAMER is a doctoral student in International Studies at Old Dominion University. STEVE A. YETIV is a professor of political science at Old Dominion University. His recent books are Crude Awakenings: Global Oil Security and American Foreign Policy (Cornell University Press, 2004), Explaining Foreign Policy (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004), and The Absence of Grand Strategy (Forthcoming, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). 1 Prior to September 11, the UN Security Council and its work drew significant attention from the international community and from scholars, but the issue of global terrorism and the Security Council’s response to it was largely ignored. Jane Boulden and Thomas G. Weiss note that the Council’s response to terrorism was ‘‘largely peripheral to mainstream analysis of either UN affairs Political Science Quarterly Volume 122 Number 3 2007 409
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