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Terrorism now has become a world-wide phenomenon. During the last two decades the world has been marked by an increasing number of terrorist attacks. Terrorism occurs when a group, whether holding governmental office, or outside government, resolves to pursue a set of ideological objectives by methods which not only subvert or ignore the requirements of domestic and inter¬national law, but which rely for their success primarily upon the threat or use of violence. There are now over one lakh jehadis all over the Islamic world, in Afghanistan, Kashmir, Albania, Chechnaya (Russia), Xin-jiang (China), Central Asia and elsewhere.
To formulate suitable policies for fighting the menace of international terrorism, it is useful to know the viewpoints of different countries on the matter. The book contains the views expressed by one hundred and twenty three countries, European Union and the United Nations on the problem of international terrorism. These views were expressed during the United Nations General Assembly debate.
It is hoped that the book would be found useful by the executives of the world and regional organisations, non-government organisations concerned with world peace and security, government executives and parliamentarians in different countries concerned with tackling terrorism, students of political science and the common man interested in day-to-day world affairs.
Dr. K.R. Gupta is a well-known expert in the field of International Affairs. He has published over a dozen books and more than hundred papers in leading journals published in India and abroad. His latest publications include International Terrorism : World Viewpoints, 2 Vols., International Terrorism : Conventions, Resolutions, Legislations, Terrorist Organisations and Terrorists, 2 Vols., World Viewpoints on National Missile Defence, 2 Vols., Selected Documents on Nuclear Disarmament, 4 Vols., Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty [CTBT], Issues in Indian Economy, 3 Vols., Liberalisation and Globalisation of Indian Economy, 4 Vols., World Trade Organisation [Text], 2 Vols., A Study of World Trade Organisation, GATT Accord and India: A Critical Analysis of Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations and their Implications for India, GATT Accord : Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, GATT and Underdeveloped Countries, A Study of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and International Economics (5th Edition in Press).
He has been teaching International Economics at the post-graduate level for about two decades at the University of Jammu and Kurukshetra University. He has also been guiding research in the field of International Economic Affairs. He worked as an Economist in private as well as in public sector at the highest level.