Terrorism in the Cold War

State Support in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Sphere of Influence

Adrian Hanni (Redaktør) ; Thomas Riegler (Redaktør) ; Przemyslaw Gasztold (Redaktør)

Accounts of the relationships between states and terrorist organizations in the Cold War era have long been shaped by speculation, a lack of primary sources and even conspiracy theories. In the last few years, however, things have evolved rapidly. Les mer
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Accounts of the relationships between states and terrorist organizations in the Cold War era have long been shaped by speculation, a lack of primary sources and even conspiracy theories. In the last few years, however, things have evolved rapidly. Using a wide range of case studies including the KGB's Abduction Program, Polish Military Intelligence and North Korea's 'Terrorism and Counterterrorism', this book sheds new light on the relations between state and terrorist actors, allowing for a fresh and much more insightful assessment of the contacts, dealings, agreements and collusion with terrorist organizations undertaken by state actors on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

This book presents the current state of research and provides an assessment of the nature, motives, effects, and major historical shifts of the relations between individual states and terrorist organizations. The articles collected demonstrate that these state-terrorism relationships were not only much more ambiguous than much of the older literature had suggested but are, in fact, crucial for the understanding of global political history in the Cold War era.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

1. Introduction - State Support for Terrorist Actors in the Cold War: Myths and Reality - Adrian Hanni,
2. The KGB's Abduction Program and the PFLP: On the Cusp between Intelligence and Terrorism - Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez
3. Soviet Approaches to Muslim Extremism and Terrorism - Michael Fredholm
4. Palestinian Terrorism and the State Security of the GDR: Abu Nidal between East Berlin, Moscow and Washington 1973-1989 - Tobias Wunschik
5. Polish Military Intelligence and Its Secret Relationship with the Abu Nidal Organization - Przemyslaw Gasztold
6. Carlos the Jackal in Prague: Communist Czechoslovakia and International Terrorism - a Case Study - Pavel Zacek
7. Hungarian State Security and International Terrorism in the 1980s - Balazs Orban-Schwarzkopf
8. Bulgarian State Security and International Terrorism - Jordan Baev
9. Yugoslavia, Carlos "the Jackal" and International Terrorism During the Cold War - Gordan Akrap
10. North Korea's "Terrorism" and "Counterterrorism" in the Late 1980s - Bernd Schaefer