Peter Romaniuk is Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York, where he is Associate Director of the Center on Terrorism. Romaniuk is also Assistant Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and is a Senior Fellow at the Global Center on Cooperative Security (www.globalcenter.org). He is the author of “Multilateral Counter-terrorism: The Global Politics of Cooperation and Contestation” (Routledge, 2010). His articles have appeared in The RUSI Journal, Review of International Studies, the International Studies Encyclopedia and The CPA Journal, as well as in leading volumes on terrorism and counter-terrorism, terrorist financing, and multilateral sanctions. He holds a BA (Hons) and LLB (Hons) from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and an AM and PhD in Political Science from Brown University.
Peter Romaniuk, Multilateral Counter-terrorism: The Global Politics of Cooperation and Contestation (New York: Routledge, 2010).
Contemporary terrorism is a global phenomenon requiring a globalized response. In this book Peter Romaniuk aims to assess to what extent states seek multilateral responses to the threats they face from terrorists. Providing a concise history and a clear discussion of current patterns of counter-terrorist co-operation, this book:
- analyses a wide spectrum of institutions from the United Nations and its various bodies to military, intelligence and law enforcement agencies
- explains the full range of cooperative counter-terrorist activities and the patterns across them, from the use of intelligence and military force to criminal law measures, financial controls and diplomacy
- examines under what conditions states cooperate to suppress terrorism
- evaluates how existing international institutions been affected by the US-led “global war on terror,” launched after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The book contests that the whilst there are several notable examples of successful counterterrorism cooperation, past and present, this work suggests that the broader trend can only be understood if we accept that across the domains of counter-terrorism policy, cooperation often resembles a competition for influence over outcomes.
Multilateral Counter-terrorism is an essential resource for all students and scholars of international politics, criminology and terrorism studies.