the Croatian journalists interviewed in 2006 by two Slovenian media scholars about how they had reported Croat war crimes against Bosniaks replied through discourses of the ‘We had to fight against Islamic terrorism’ type, with one commenting, ‘I think that Croatia had to fight against Islamic terrorists like America or the West … it is well-known that most of the Bosniaks are Islamic fundamentalists’ (Erjavec and Volčič 2007 : 14). Another recontextualised Croatian war aims in Bosnia as a campaign to prevent al-Qaida, specifically its then deputy leader Ayman al

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-Herzegovina for one year from December 1995, for instance, and joined NATO’s Operation Active Endeavour in the Mediterranean. Indeed, NATO and Russia drew up a lengthy list of cooperative projects. This included a counter-terrorism plan in 2004, and a range of cooperative exercises in civil defence and emergency management, theatre missile defence, nuclear materials management and

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, in the direction of the ‘immunised’ pole by the very fact that, for the first time, the objective and powers of the Shabak, as well as the means of accounting for its actions, will now be more clearly defined. 2 Another step in the same direction can be detected in the Ministry of Justice’s repeated efforts to address state policy regarding the ‘incitement to violence’ offence and confine it to a legal framework, thus replacing the Ordinance for the Prevention of Terrorism and other widely used administrative measures. In the summer of 2001

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A discourse view on the European Community and the abolition of border controls in the second half of the 1980s

possible unemployment facing border guards was a marginal issue in the EC context. A predominant concern of the member states, various MEPs, and the Commission, while willing to remove obstacles to facilitate flows across the EC, was how to address crime, drug trafficking, terrorism, and immigration in the absence of border controls (European Parliament 1985a : 234; European Parliament 1985b : 247, 249

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response blogging, which blurs the line between academic criticism controlled by the journal system and sheer opinion. He gives the example of a blog response to the questionable claim by NASA to have found microbes on Mars, to which NASA declined to respond. But recent events have shown this blurring to be more pervasive. There is the long-running (and much despised by scientists) practice of blogs criticising the claims of climate science, together with the example of ‘methodological terrorism’ practised by critics of the work of Princeton psychologist Susan Fiske in

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reward to terrorism. Still, it has been a huge leap forward, made with an eye to the EU: the reforms were practically the EU stipulation to start accession negotiations with Turkey. Future developments will tell whether these Turkish moves will be reciprocated by Europe and the West. If positive, Turkish society will become more pluralistic, open, and liberal minded. If negative, radicalism, introversion, religionism, and excessive nationalism will rule the day in Turkey. Time will tell

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‘more forthright about the fact that without animal research, the bio-pharmaceutical sector cannot continue to innovate new treatments’. However, Sir Mark Walport, former head of the Wellcome Trust, denied that complacency among scientists had led to falling 62 Science and the politics of openness public support. He blamed a continuing ‘environment of intimidation’, which, at its most extreme, constituted ‘terrorism’ (cited in Campbell, 2012). This variation in responses illustrates the continuing tension for the AR community in both seeking out support and trust

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the PLO thus achieved international legitimacy could it afford to recognise Israel and in November 1988 it accepted UN Resolution 242, contingent on acquisition of a Palestinian state in the occupied territories. The consequent US decision to start a dialogue with the PLO after it renounced terrorism, presented a new opportunity but was taken by the Israeli elite to be a threat against which the Labour and Likud parties joined in a ‘wall-to-wall coalition’ government. However, the two main Israeli parties were drawing apart. The Likud

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peace. Individuals can routinely be stopped and searched by police officers. Accused persons may be held in custody for up to three days (longer still if suspected of terrorism). If they choose to remain silent, it may be held against them in court. Young people are much more likely to be given custodial sentences and these sentences may be for substantial periods. It is more difficult to obtain bail and prisoners are often denied the opportunity for parole or early release if they show signs of rehabilitation. Finally, judges and magistrates have had much of their

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French denaturalisation law on the brink of World War II

) surfaced as a pan-European (and more generally Western) problematic. Presented as yet another in a panoply of security measures within the ever-increasing array of counter-terrorism policies, denaturalisation was emerging as the favoured response of European countries (among which France, Britain, and the Netherlands) and the United States (US) against citizens departing their host states to fight, for

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