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This book presents the proceedings of the fourth U.S.-Russian interacademy workshop on the general theme of countering terrorism, which was held in Moscow in March 2007. The fourth in a series, this volume continues to explore topics related to urban terrorism, but with a new emphasis on potential attacks involving biological agents, transportation networks, and energy systems.

The other books in the series include:

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National Academy of Sciences. 2009. Countering Terrorism: Biological Agents, Transportation Networks, and Energy Systems: Summary of a U.S.-Russian Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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244 pages | 6 x 9 | 

  • Paperback:  978-0-309-12707-3
  • Ebook:  978-0-309-17735-1
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Front Matter i-xiv
Summaries, 1 U.S.-Russian Working Group on Bioterrorism--Claire Cornelius (Rapporteur) 1-6
2 U.S.-Russian Working Group on Transportation System Vulnerabilities--Cynthia Getner (Rapporteur) 7-13
3 U.S.-Russian Working Group on Energy System Vulnerabilities--A. Chelsea Sharber (Rapporteur) 14-22
Selected Papers, 4 Tendencies in Global Terrorism--Raphael Perl 23-31
5 Use of Predictive Modeling Packages for Effective Emergency Management--Nikolai Petrovich Kopylov and Irek Ravilevich Khasanov 32-45
6 Organizational Measures and Decision Support Systems for Preventing and Responding to Terrorist Acts at Potentially Hazardous Facilities, on Transportation Systems, and in Locations Where Large Numbers of People Congregate--A. Yu. Kudrin, A. I. Zaporozhets, and S. A. Kachanov 46-52
7 Characteristics of Technological Terrorism Scenarios and Impact Factors--Nikolai A. Makhutov, Vitaly P. Petrov, and Dmitry O. Reznikov 53-69
8 Activities of the Russian Federal Medical-Biological Agency Related to Radiation, Chemical, and Biological Security--Vladimir V. Romanov 70-72
9 Disease Surveillance and International Biosecurity--David R. Franz 73-78
10 Emerging Viral Infections in the Asian Part of Russia--Sergei V. Netesov and Natalya A. Markovich 79-94
11 A Note on the Interfacial Vulnerabilities of Transportation Systems--George Bugliarello 95-103
12 Transportation Planning for Evacuations--John C. Falcocchio 104-115
13 International and National Priorities in Combating Terrorism in the Transportation Sector--Vladimir N. Lopatin 116-123
14 Managing the Radius of Risk--Drew F. Lieb 124-149
15 The Problem of Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Security--S. G. Serebryakov 150-159
16 U.S.-Russian Collaboration in Combating Radiological Terrorism--John F. Ahearne 160-172
17 IAEA Activities in Preventing Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism--Miroslav Gregoric 173-185
18 Electromagnetic Terrorism: Threat to the Security of the State Infrastructure--Vladimir Ye. Fortov and Yury V. Parfyonov 186-188
19 The Phenomenon of Suicide Bombings in Israel: Lessons Learned--Mordecai Z. Dzikansky 189-199
20 Raman Spectroscopic Detection of Chemical, Biological, and Explosive Agents--Russ Zajtchuk and Gary R. Gilbert 200-207
21 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate--John O'Neil 208-214
Appendix A: Agenda 215-223
Appendix B: Recent Russian and International Publications of Interest 224-226
Appendix C: Russia's Counterterrorism Strategy--Valentin A. Sobolev 227-230

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