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’A fascinating piece of research’ – <em>The Sunday Times</em> Terrorism costs money. Without it, today’s organised, hi-tech terrorism simply couldn’t exist. Sophisticated weapons, training, safe houses and living expenses, international travel, false identities and documents… Modern day terrorism is expensive. The days when a few idealists would reach into their own pockets or the local supporters have a whip-round are long gone. Fund raising has become large scale and professional. The more successful a terror group, the more income is generated. The more active a group, the more money is needed. In the mass of literature about terrorism, one essential aspect has so far been ignored — money, despite the fact that there is an annual worldwide terrorist budget in excess of $1 billion. So where does the money come from? And how is it raised and passed on? James Adams has untangled the financial threads, the supply lines, of modern terrorism world-wide, to demonstrate with a clear, cold logic just who is responsible for <em>The Financing of Terror</em> and so ultimately for the terrorism itself. One of these is the Soviet Union and while suggestions of a global conspiracy are an exaggeration, Russia and her allies have certainly encouraged instability in the West and the Third World. The extreme right-wing and fascist groups are all considered with equal thoroughness and the IRA is scrutinised particularly closely. In this fascinating and shocking work, Adams looks at counter-terrorism, assessing how effectively different governments combat the problem and how much money they are prepared to spend. <em>The Financing of Terror</em> is a comprehensive and unsettling study on the history of global terrorism. <h2>Praise for James Adams</h2> ‘… one of the best works to appear on terrorism in a field often dominated by the hysterical and the ludicrous’ – <em>The Spectator</em> ‘A wealth of fascinating detail … this alone makes it indispensable … A harsh, sometimes devastating critique of anti-terrorist measures of Western governments and intelligence agencies.’ – Paul Wilkinson, Professor of International Relations, University of Aberdeen, author of <em>Terrorism and the Liberal State</em> ‘Solid and worthwhile’ – <em>The Guardian</em> ‘Too many journalists are respectful and too many ordinary men and women do not want to be bothered to help put terrorists down; so millions are threatened by self-perpetuating cliques … may help to rouse plain citizens to an only too plain danger’ – <em>The Economist</em> ‘Contains much useful data’ – <em>The London Evening Standard</em> ‘Fascinating at every turn … surprising’ – <em>British Book News</em> James Adams was born in Newcastle in 1951 and educated at Harrow and Neuchatel University. He was trained as a journalist on the Evening Chronicle, Newcastle, and after a period working in Africa and the USA became chief reporter and then news editor on 8 Days, a magazine specialising in the Middle East. He has held various positions with <em>The Sunday Times</em> including Defence Correspondent. He is married and living in London.
bound: 300 pages
publisher: Independently published (April 10, 2017)
isbn: 1521003629, 978-1521003626,
weight: 1.1 pounds (