Terror Security and Money

Terror  Security  and Money
Author: John Mueller,Mark G. Stewart
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 0199878226
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terror Security and Money Book Excerpt:

In seeking to evaluate the efficacy of post-9/11 homeland security expenses--which have risen by more than a trillion dollars, not including war costs--the common query has been, "Are we safer?" This, however, is the wrong question. Of course we are "safer"--the posting of a single security guard at one building's entrance enhances safety. The correct question is, "Are any gains in security worth the funds expended?" In this engaging, readable book, John Mueller and Mark Stewart apply risk and cost-benefit evaluation techniques to answer this very question. This analytical approach has been used throughout the world for decades by regulators, academics, and businesses--but, as a recent National Academy of Science study suggests, it has never been capably applied by the people administering homeland security funds. Given the limited risk terrorism presents, expenses meant to lower it have for the most part simply not been worth it. For example, to be considered cost-effective, increased American homeland security expenditures would have had each year to have foiled up to 1,667 attacks roughly like the one intended on Times Square in 2010--more than four a day. Cataloging the mistakes that the US has made--and continues to make--in managing homeland security programs, Terror, Security, and Money has the potential to redirect our efforts toward a more productive and far more cost-effective course.

Terror Security and Money

Terror  Security  and Money
Author: John E. Mueller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9780190252571
Category: National security
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terror Security and Money Book Excerpt:

In seeking to evaluate the efficacy of post-9/11 homeland security expenses - which have risen by more than a trillion dollars, not including war costs - the common query has been, 'are we safer?' This, however, is the wrong question. Of course we are 'safer' - the posting of a single security guard at one building's entrance enhances safety. The correct question is, 'are any gains in security worth the funds expended?' This book applies risk and cost-benefit evaluation techniques to answer this very question.

The Remnants of War

The Remnants of War
Author: John Mueller
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-01-14
ISBN: 0801459869
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Remnants of War Book Excerpt:

"War . . . is merely an idea, an institution, like dueling or slavery, that has been grafted onto human existence. It is not a trick of fate, a thunderbolt from hell, a natural calamity, or a desperate plot contrivance dreamed up by some sadistic puppeteer on high. And it seems to me that the institution is in pronounced decline, abandoned as attitudes toward it have changed, roughly following the pattern by which the ancient and formidable institution of slavery became discredited and then mostly obsolete."-from the Introduction War is one of the great themes of human history and now, John Mueller believes, it is clearly declining. Developed nations have generally abandoned it as a way for conducting their relations with other countries, and most current warfare (though not all) is opportunistic predation waged by packs-often remarkably small ones-of criminals and bullies. Thus, argues Mueller, war has been substantially reduced to its remnants-or dregs-and thugs are the residual combatants. Mueller is sensitive to the policy implications of this view. When developed states commit disciplined troops to peacekeeping, the result is usually a rapid cessation of murderous disorder. The Remnants of War thus reinvigorates our sense of the moral responsibility bound up in peacekeeping. In Mueller's view, capable domestic policing and military forces can also be effective in reestablishing civic order, and the building of competent governments is key to eliminating most of what remains of warfare.

Contemporary Debates on Terrorism

Contemporary Debates on Terrorism
Author: Richard Jackson,Daniela Pisoiu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 1317395212
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Debates on Terrorism Book Excerpt:

Contemporary Debates on Terrorism is an innovative textbook, addressing a number of key issues in terrorism studies from both traditional and 'critical' perspectives. This second edition has been revised and updated to cover contemporary issues such as the rise of ISIL and cyberterrorism. In recent years, the terrorism studies field has grown in quantity and quality, with a growing number of scholars rooted in various professional disciplines beginning to debate the complex dynamics underlying this category of violence. Within the broader field, there are a number of identifiable controversies and questions which divide scholarly opinion and generate opposing arguments. These relate to theoretical issues, such as the definition of terrorism and state terrorism, substantive issues like the threat posed by al Qaeda/ISIL and the utility of different responses to terrorism, different pathways leading people to engage in terrorist tactics and ethical issues such as the use of drones. This new edition brings together in one place many of the field’s leading scholars to debate the key issues relating to a set of 16 important controversies and questions. The format of the volume involves a leading scholar taking a particular position on the controversy, followed by an opposing or alternative viewpoint written by another scholar. In addition to the pedagogic value of allowing students to read opposing arguments in one place, the volume will also be important for providing an overview of the state of the field and its key lines of debate. This book will be essential reading for students of terrorism studies and political violence, critical terrorism studies, security studies and IR in general.

Contingencies Resilience and Legal Constitutionalism

Contingencies  Resilience and Legal Constitutionalism
Author: Clive Walker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 131749475X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contingencies Resilience and Legal Constitutionalism Book Excerpt:

Contingency planning and resilience are of prime importance to the late modern risk society, with implications for law and for governance arrangements. Our risk society continues to seek ever more complex and detailed risk mitigation responses by law, including the UK’s Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and the US Homeland Security Act 2002, which respond to counter-terrorism, natural catastrophes, and other risks. This book seeks to analyse and criticise the legal developments in contingencies and resilience on a comparative basis, which engages with not only law and constitutionalism but also political theory and policy, including relations between public and private, national and local, and civil and military. Two transcending themes are of interest. One is institutional or structural – what bodies and power relations should we establish in a late modern world where Critical National Infrastructure is mainly held in private hands? The second is dynamic and concerns the grant of powers and arrangements for live responses. Both aspects are subjected to a strong critical stance based in 'constitutionalism', which demands state legitimacy even in extreme situations by the observance of legality, effectiveness, accountability, and individual rights. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights.

Safety Reliability Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures

Safety  Reliability  Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures
Author: George Deodatis,Bruce R. Ellingwood,Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1112
Release: 2014-02-10
ISBN: 1315884887
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety Reliability Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures Book Excerpt:

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures contains the plenary lectures and papers presented at the 11th International Conference on STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY (ICOSSAR2013, New York, NY, USA, 16-20 June 2013), and covers major aspects of safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of str

People Power and Law

People  Power  and Law
Author: Alexander Gillespie,Claire Breen
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2022-05-05
ISBN: 1509931627
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People Power and Law Book Excerpt:

This book offers a unique insight into the key legal and social issues at play in New Zealand today. Tackling the most pressing issues, it tracks the evolution of these societal problems from 1840 to the present day. Issues explored include: illegal drugs; racism; the position of women; the position of Maori and free speech and censorship. Through these issues, the authors track New Zealand's evolution to one of the most famously liberal and tolerant societies in the world.

Safety Risk Management

Safety Risk Management
Author: Kurt J. Engemann,Eirik B. Abrahamsen
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-08-24
ISBN: 3110638185
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety Risk Management Book Excerpt:

Within the area of safety, different perspectives exist on how to provide an adequate basis for managing risk. Safety experts emphasize the cautionary principle, stating that in the face of uncertainty, caution should be the dominant standard. On the other hand, relying on economic assessment often leads to decisions made using expected values to optimize return on investment. Safety Risk Management: Integrating Economic and Safety Perspectives aims to illuminate this dichotomy while debating important questions. For example, is ‘safety always first?’ Additionally, in many risk environments only partial knowledge is available and limited emphasis may be mistakenly given to uncertainty. Risk management deals with balancing the dilemma inherent in exploring opportunities on the one hand, and avoiding losses, accidents, and disasters, on the other. Safety Risk Management: Integrating Economic and Safety Perspectives comprises a collection of work in this field with special focus given to situations with the potential for substantial reward but also with the possibility of immense losses and extreme consequences. This book aims to contribute to clarifying the problem by proposing an appropriate basis for managing risk to meet related practical challenges. The book consists of two parts: chapters covering fundamental concepts and approaches; and, chapters illustrating applications of these fundamental principles.

American Environmentalism

American Environmentalism
Author: J. Michael Martinez
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-06-20
ISBN: 0415633184
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Environmentalism Book Excerpt:

Protecting the natural environment and promoting sustainability have become important objectives, but achieving such goals presents myriad challenges for even the most committed environmentalist. American Environmentalism: Philosophy, History, and Public Policy examines whether competing interests can be reconciled while developing consistent, coherent, effective public policy to regulate uses and protection of the natural environment without destroying the national economy. It then reviews a range of possible solutions. The book delves into key normative concepts that undergird American perspectives on nature by providing an overview of philosophical concepts found in the western intellectual tradition, the presuppositions inherent in neoclassical economics, and anthropocentric (human-centered) and biocentric (earth-centered) positions on sustainability. It traces the evolution of attitudes about nature from the time of the Ancient Greeks through Europeans in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and the American Founders, the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and up to the present. Building on this foundation, the author examines the political landscape as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), industry leaders, and government officials struggle to balance industrial development with environmental concerns. Outrageous claims, silly misrepresentations, bogus arguments, absurd contentions, and overblown prophesies of impending calamities are bandied about by many parties on all sides of the debate—industry spokespeople, elected representatives, unelected regulators, concerned citizens, and environmental NGOs alike. In lieu of descending into this morass, the author circumvents the silliness to explore the crucial issues through a more focused, disciplined approach. Rather than engage in acrimonious debate over minutiae, as so often occurs in the context of "green" claims, he recasts the issue in a way that provides a cohesive look at all sides. This effort may be quixotic, but how else to cut the Gordian knot?

Handbook of Personal Security

Handbook of Personal Security
Author: Patrick J. Carroll,Robert M. Arkin,Aaron L. Wichman
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 131749847X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Personal Security Book Excerpt:

The issue of psychological security within an increasingly unstable, interconnected world has become a defining challenge of modern individual and cultural life. The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 and the global financial crisis that unfolded in 2008 have intensified a sense of global and personal insecurity. This concern with psychological insecurity is reflected in contemporary culture, politics, the business world, consumer behavior, the arts, and other areas. Within this context, the psychological sciences have kept pace, vigorously investigating these issues. This handbook features the latest theory and research examining cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses to security threats. It expands the conceptual focus from specific security threats to the broader range of antecedents, processes, and consequences of psychological security/insecurity. The chapters are organized into four content areas: personal security in individual contexts, personal security in interpersonal contexts, personal security with cultural and health contexts, and interdisciplinary analyses of personal security. They represent a new and vibrant area of research unified by the common goal of understanding the factors that shape a sense of personal security. Together, these provocative chapters provide specific starting points that will shape future theory, policy, and practice on this dominant social issue of the 21st Century and, more importantly, offer opportunities to connect social and personality psychology to its scientific kin.

Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Author: Stuart Gottlieb
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-03-29
ISBN: 1483301117
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism Book Excerpt:

Featuring paired pro/con pieces written specifically for this volume, Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism : Conflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses encourages students to grapple with the central debates surrounding the field of terrorism. With topics ranging from the root causes of terrorism, the role of religion in terrorism, whether suicide terrorism is ever justified, whether the spread of democracy can help defeat terrorism, and what trade-offs should exist between security and civil liberties, Gottlieb's outstanding cast of contributors returns, compelling students to wrestle with the conflicting perspectives that define the field. Stuart Gottlieb frames the paired essays with incisive headnotes, providing historical context and preparing students to read each argument critically. Each selection has been updated to account for recent world events, policy changes, and new scholarship. New to the reader, and by reviewer request, is a chapter, "Can Global Institutions Make a Difference in Fighting Terrorism?"

Anti terrorism citizenship and security

Anti terrorism  citizenship and security
Author: Lee Jarvis,Michael Lister
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-07-01
ISBN: 1784991554
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anti terrorism citizenship and security Book Excerpt:

This book explores how different publics make sense of and evaluate anti-terrorism powers within the UK, and the implications of this for citizenship and security. Drawing on primary empirical research, the book argues that whilst white individuals are not unconcerned about the effects of anti-terrorism, ethnic minority citizens (including, but not only those identifying as Muslim) believe that anti-terrorism powers have impacted negatively on their citizenship and security. This book thus offers the first systematic engagement with ‘vernacular’ or ‘everyday’ understandings of anti-terrorism policy, citizenship and security. It argues that while transformations in anti-terrorism frameworks impact on public experiences of security and citizenship, they do not do so in a uniform, homogeneous, or predictable manner. At the same time, public understandings and expectations of security and citizenship themselves shape how developments in anti-terrorism frameworks are discussed and evaluated. This important new book will be of interest to researchers and students working in a wide range of disciplines including Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies and Sociology.

The Proscription of Terrorist Organisations

The Proscription of Terrorist Organisations
Author: Lee Jarvis,Tim Legrand
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN: 1000008037
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Proscription of Terrorist Organisations Book Excerpt:

Powers to outlaw or proscribe terrorist organisations have become cornerstones of global counter-terrorism regimes. In this comprehensive volume, an international group of leading scholars reflect on the array of proscription regimes found around the world, using a range of methodological, theoretical and disciplinary perspectives from Political Science, International Relations, Law, Sociology and Criminology. These perspectives consider how domestic political and legal institutions intersect with and transform the use of proscription in countering terrorism and beyond. The chapters advance a range of critical perspectives on proscription laws, processes and outcomes, drawing from a global range of cases including Australia, Canada, the EU, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the UK and the USA. Using single and comparative cases, the authors emphasise the impacts of proscription on freedoms of speech and association, dissent, political action and reconciliation. The chapters demonstrate the manifold consequences for diasporas and minorities, especially those communities linked to struggles overseas against oppressive regimes, and stress the significance of language and other symbolic practices in the justification and extension of proscription powers. The volume concludes with an in-depth interview on the blacklisting of terror groups with the former U.S. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Terrorism and Political Violence.

Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism

Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism
Author: Genevieve Lennon,Clive Walker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2015-07-16
ISBN: 113445516X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism Book Excerpt:

In the years since 9/11, counter-terrorism law and policy has proliferated across the world. This handbook comprehensively surveys how the law has been deployed in all aspects of counter-terrorism. It provides an authoritative and critical analysis of counter-terrorism laws in domestic jurisdictions, taking a comparative approach to a range of jurisdictions, especially the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, and Europe. The contributions to the book are written by experts in the field of terrorism law and policy, allowing for discussion of a wide range of regulatory responses and strategies of governance. The book is divided into four parts, reflective of established counter-terrorism strategic approaches, and covers key themes such as: Policing and special powers, including surveillance Criminal offences and court processes Prevention of radicalisation and manifestations of extremism Protective/preparative security The penology of terrorism In addressing counter-terrorism laws across a broad range of topics and jurisdictions, the handbook will be of great interest and use to researchers, students and practitioners in criminal law, counter-terrorism, and security studies.

International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies 45th Session

International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies     45th Session
Author: R Ragaini
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2013-06-27
ISBN: 9814531790
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies 45th Session Book Excerpt:

Proceedings of the 45th Session of the International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies held in Erice, Sicily. This Seminar has again gathered, in 2012, over one hundred scientists from 43 countries in an interdisciplinary effort that has been going on for the last 31 years, to examine and analyze planetary problems which had been followed up, all year long, by the World Federation of Scientists' Permanent Monitoring Panels. Contents:Opening SessionMitigation of Terrorist ActsClimate & Climate EconomicsGlobal Nuclear Energy IssuesEnergy & Sustainability in CitiesGlobal Food Production & Forest DynamicsWater, Pollution & TerrorismBrain Aging & BehaviorFrontiers in Fast Computing & InformaticsInformation SecurityMessaggio Del Presidente, Della Repubblica Italiana: Le Emergenze Planetaire E IL Progetto WFSWFS General Meeting — PMP ReportsSeminar Participant Readership: Scientists in all fields, universities and institutes in all fields of science — politicians and decision makers — ministries of science, interior and security, foreign affairs — international organisations. Keywords:Improvised Nuclear Devices;Preventing Nuclear Explosive Terrorism;Climate & Climate Economics Global Nuclear Energy Issues Outlook in Japan, China, Europe and USA;Global Food Production;Forest Dynamics;Water, Pollution & Terrorism;Brain Aging & Behavior;Frontiers In Fast Computing & Informatics;Sustainable Nuclear Energy Systems;Economics of Nuclear Power;Energy Sustainability in Cities;Information SecurityKey Features:Freely-expressed scientific point of views on the most important contemporary and future emergencies facing humanity

Jihadist Terror

Jihadist Terror
Author: Anthony Richards
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN: 1788315561
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jihadist Terror Book Excerpt:

The past 18 months have seen a radical increase in incidents of jihadist terrorism within the United Kingdom – from the Manchester Arena attack, to the Houses of Parliament, to London Bridge. As a result, there are renewed calls for a high-level national conversation about the causes of, and the responses to, this particular terrorist problem. This book identifies policy and research gaps from an evidence-based perspective – it analyses what we know, what we don't know and what we need to know in relation to understanding and countering the jihadist terrorist threat. It provides readers with a synthesis of the knowledge and evidence that exists on each of the key topic areas, representing a distinctive and valuable resource for policymakers, academics and students. The contributors to the volume are leading international and national experts, from both the scholarly and policy-making communities, who are ideally placed to comment on the question of jihadist terrorism and the future of the threat in the UK.

The Harbinger Theory

The Harbinger Theory
Author: Robert Diab
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-03-11
ISBN: 0190243252
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Harbinger Theory Book Excerpt:

North American law has been transformed in ways unimaginable before 9/11. Laws now authorize and courts have condoned indefinite detention without charge based on secret evidence, mass secret surveillance, and targeted killing of US citizens, suggesting a shift in the cultural currency of a liberal form of legality to authoritarian legality. The Harbinger Theory demonstrates that extreme measures have been consistently embraced in politics, scholarship, and public opinion, not in terms of a general fear of the greater threat that terrorism now poses, but a more specific belief that 9/11 was the harbinger of a new order of terror, giving rise to the likelihood of an attack on the same scale as 9/11 or greater in the near future, involving thousands of casualties and possibly weapons of mass destruction. It explains how the harbinger theory shapes debates about rights and security by virtue of rhetorical strategies on the part of political leaders and security experts, and in works of popular culture, in which the theory is often invoked as a self-evident truth, without the need for supporting evidence or authority. It also reveals how liberal advocates tend to be deferential to the theory, aiding its deeper entrenchment through the absence of a prominent public critique of it. In a unique overview of a range of skeptical evidence about the likelihood of mass terror involving WMD or conventional means, this book contends that a potentially more effective basis for reform advocacy is not to dismiss overstated threat claims as implausible or psychologically grounded, but to challenge the harbinger theory directly through the use of contrary evidence.

Are We Safe Enough

Are We Safe Enough
Author: Mark G. Stewart,John Mueller
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN: 0128114762
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are We Safe Enough Book Excerpt:

Are We Safe Enough? Measuring and Assessing Aviation Security explains how standard risk analytic and cost-benefit analysis can be applied to aviation security in systematic and easy-to-understand steps. The book evaluates and puts into sensible context the risks associated with air travel, the risk appetite of airlines and regulators and the notion of acceptable risk. It does so by describing the effectiveness, risk reduction and cost of each layer of aviation security, from policing and intelligence to checkpoint passenger screening to arming pilots on the flight deck. Quantifies the risks, costs and benefits of various aviation security methods, including policing, intelligence, PreCheck, checkpoint passenger screening, behavioral detection, air marshals and armed pilots Focuses on security measures that reduce costs without reducing security, including PreCheck, Federal Flight Deck Officer program and Installed Physical Secondary Barriers Features risk-reduction insights with global applications that are fully transparent, and fully explored through sensitivity analysis

Engineering for Extremes

Engineering for Extremes
Author: Mark G. Stewart,David V. Rosowsky
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030850188
Category: Civil engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering for Extremes Book Excerpt:

The volume explains how risk and decision-making analytics can be applied to the wicked problem of protecting infrastructure and society from extreme events. There is increasing research that takes into account the risks associated with the timing and severity of extreme events in engineering to reduce the vulnerability or increase the resiliency of infrastructure. "Engineering for extremes" is defined as measures taken to reduce the vulnerability or increase the resiliency of built infrastructure to climate change, hurricanes, storms, floods, earthquakes, heat waves, fires, and malevolent and abnormal events that include terrorism, gas explosions, vehicle impact and vehicle overload. The book introduces the key concepts needed to assess the economic and social well-being risks, costs and benefits of infrastructure to extreme events. This includes hazard modelling (likelihood and severity), infrastructure vulnerability, resilience or exposure (likelihood and extent of damage), social and economic loss models, risk reduction from protective measures, and decision theory (cost-benefit and utility analyses). Case studies authored by experts from around the world describe the practical aspects of risk assessment when deciding on the most cost-efficient measures to reduce infrastructure vulnerability to extreme events for housing, buildings, bridges, roads, tunnels, pipelines, and electricity infrastructure in the developed and developing worlds.

Counter Terrorism Ethics and Technology

Counter Terrorism  Ethics and Technology
Author: Adam Henschke,Alastair Reed,Scott Robbins,Seumas Miller
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2021-12-14
ISBN: 3030902218
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counter Terrorism Ethics and Technology Book Excerpt:

This open access book brings together a range of contributions that seek to explore the ethical issues arising from the overlap between counter-terrorism, ethics, and technologies. Terrorism and our responses pose some of the most significant ethical challenges to states and people. At the same time, we are becoming increasingly aware of the ethical implications of new and emerging technologies. Whether it is the use of remote weapons like drones as part of counter-terrorism strategies, the application of surveillance technologies to monitor and respond to terrorist activities, or counterintelligence agencies use of machine learning to detect suspicious behavior and hacking computers to gain access to encrypted data, technologies play a significant role in modern counter-terrorism. However, each of these technologies carries with them a range of ethical issues and challenges. How we use these technologies and the policies that govern them have broader impact beyond just the identification and response to terrorist activities. As we are seeing with China, the need to respond to domestic terrorism is one of the justifications for their rollout of the “social credit system.” Counter-terrorism technologies can easily succumb to mission creep, where a technology’s exceptional application becomes normalized and rolled out to society more generally. This collection is not just timely but an important contribution to understand the ethics of counter-terrorism and technology and has far wider implications for societies and nations around the world.