One rule. One winner. One hundred million dollars. Everyone has their price. A group of random strangers are invited to take part in a mysterious lottery with an intriguing premise. Twenty-seven accept the offer. But what begins as an unusual social experiment quickly descends into som...
Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Thrillers, Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction
The Prince of Counterterrorism: Washington's favorite Saudi, Muhammad bin Nayef, is the scourge of al-Qaida and Iran but no friend of those who want to ... reforms in the kingdom (The Brookings Essay)
In The Prince of Counterterrorism, Brookings Senior Fellow Bruce Riedel tells the story of Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef (MBN) and his contributions to the security of the kingdom and the Arab world. In the spring of 2015, King Salman removed his brother from the line of succession, and chose instead his nephew, MBN, as his heir. Riedel explains why this decision is critical for the U.S. as MBN has been America's closest Saudi ally in the fight against terrorism, even helping to thwart attacks from al-Qaida on the U.S. However, while MBN's leadership is critical in countering the growth of groups like al-Qaida and ISIS, Riedel shows why he is unlikely to support social reforms within the kingdom.THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality...
Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International, Terrorism
Size: 19 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 March 2017 onward
This study, requested by the French Ministry of Defense (Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy underdirectarate for Defence Policy and Prospective), is designed to assess where nanotechnologies R&D and industrial players are headed with respect to defense and security, in France and other countries. It is based on available data and publications, and on interviews with scientists. The report also attempts to provide a forecast.
Nanoscience’s and nanotechnologies cover the design and manufacture of devices and hardware systems in the nanometer (nm) scale. They involve multidisciplinary scientific fields, including physics and biology. They have the potential for breakthrough innovations, which would provide economy or military advantage to countries which mast...
Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Terrorism, Science & Maths, Physics
Size: 285 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2017 onward
Sicurezza, Terrorismo e Società (Security, Terrorism and Society) è una rivista scientifica online che intende promuovere una riflessione sui numerosi aspetti che caratterizzano la dimensione “sicurezza” nel mondo globale, con particolare attenzione alle derive di tipo terroristico, senza nessuna preclusione culturale. Lo scopo della rivista è di promuovere il dialogo tra academici, analisti e policy maker sui temi della sicurezza e del rischio nella società contemporanea.La prospettiva assunta è quella propria delle scienze sociali, con le quali si confrontano e si combinano competenze, antropologiche,comunicative, economiche, giuridiche, politologiche, sociologiche e tecnologiche. Si tratta pertanto di un approccio multidisciplinare considerato necessario per affrontare sia sul ...
Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Terrorism
Size: 198 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 March 2017 onward
In a claustrophobic concrete cell, two men face each other across a bare table. One is a wanted terrorist, the other a British intelligence officer. But this is no ordinary interrogation, and as they talk deep into the night and violent secrets are revealed, the line between interrogator and confessor begins inextricably to blur. Who, then, is the real terrorist? And will they pay for their guilt in blood?Confessions of a Terrorist [The Declassified Document] is an extract from the explosive first novel by Richard Jackson, one of the world’s leading experts on terrorism and professor of peace studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand....
Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Terrorism
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2017 onward
How do you protect your family against a surprise terrorist attack? Would it even be possible for an armed citizen to fight back where the police are not present? Do you know what to look for? What happens during a terrorist attack? What can we learn from past attacks? This book, written by a former policeman & lawyer and security expert, is educational, practical and to the point on how to take a terrorist down and end a mass killing before it starts. A book which every firearm enthusiast will enjoy and learn from, it may well save your life one day. Because of the nature of the book, describing terrorism counter actions, dealing with crime scenes, the media, working safely with found explosives such as pipe bombs, the book is not suitable reading for minors....
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Terrorism
Size: 185 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 March 2017 onward
FREE SAMPLER FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWhen Anna Erelle, a young journalist, goes undercover online to discover how today’s most ruthless terrorists use social media to recruit disaffected young women like the girls from Bethnal Green, her investigation spins into a harrowing nightmare.In this extract, Erelle creates ‘Mélodie’ – a twenty-year-old convert to Islam on Facebook – who is immediately Skyped by a man named Bilel, in Syria. Bilel is the French right-hand man of the most dangerous militant in the world, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph of Islamic State. He offers Mélodie a way to fill the boredom in her young life: he cares about her, offers beautiful things, spiritual purpose and, in less an idyllic life. Bilel’s seduction is honey-tongued and forceful – an...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ideologies, Terrorism, Religion & Spirituality
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2017 onward
In The Believer Will McCants tells the story of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS), a group so brutal and hardline that even al-Qaida deemed them to extreme. Baghdadi, an introverted religious scholar with a passion for soccer, now controls large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria. McCants shows how Baghdadi became radicalized in the Saddam Hussein era and found his path to power after connecting with other radicals in an American prison during the Iraq war, culminating in his declaration of a reborn Islamic empire bent on world conquest....
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International, Terrorism
Size: 21 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2017 onward