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«International Journal of Anti-terrorism Studies» – scientific E-journal.

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Issued from 2016.

1 September 13, 2018

1. Rodolphe Droalin, Annick Valleau
Russian Hate Speech Legislation in the International Context

International Journal of Anti-terrorism Studies, 2018, 3(1): 3-10.
DOI: 10.13187/ijats.2018.1.3CrossRef

The subject of article is hate speech regulation. This paper analyses Russian hate speech regulation and anti-extremism legislation in the context of international debates. The authors review the initiatives of international organizations to fight racism, and Russia’s position in this sphere of collaboration from the Cold War to the present day. Indeed, hate speech became an international security issue after World War II and the spread of human rights. Hate speech regulation is thought as a prophylactic tool to prevent hate crimes and racist violence. This article also compares Russian legislation with foreign, namely European and American, legislations to underline the individual path chosen by Russia in its fight against racism and nationalism, and the stumbling blocks of international anti-extremism cooperation. The authors observe that Russia follows its own path, followed by CIS countries, on regulating hate speech and extreme nationalism focusing on constitutional stability and public order, while Europe and USA have a more individualistic approach.

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2. Andrey V. Mankov
The Prologue of Russian Terrorism

International Journal of Anti-terrorism Studies, 2018, 3(1): 11-22.
DOI: 10.13187/ijats.2018.1.11CrossRef

At the end of the 20th century terrorism transformed from abstract term to the realistic politico-social event for the most russian citizens. According to the national experts’ opinion, in the 21st century terrorist threat will even amplify for some countries and there will be no exception for Russia too. Nowadays the scientific point of view to the terrorism is very important in the interests of further state counter-terrorism efforts because of the violence existing in our society. Learning the history of terrorism and counter-terrorism efforts in the past is the pressing issue to reach the goal of anti-terror threat. In connection with this, the research appeals to the origins of this phenomenon in the socio-political life of Russia. The author emphasizes that the origins of the terrorism should be found in the years of 1860. The roots are closely connected with the revolutionary movement in our country in the second part of 19th century. The emergence of terrorism in Russia was primarily a consequence of the development of complex socio-political problems.

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3. Annick Valleau, Rodolphe Droalin
Russia and the UN: Countering the Root Causes of Terrorism

International Journal of Anti-terrorism Studies, 2018, 3(1): 23-31.
DOI: 10.13187/ijats.2018.1.23CrossRef

This article examines the international community’s efforts in elaborating and enacting counterterrorism preventive measures to address the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism. Special emphasis is placed on the comprehensive approach to counterterrorism, which provides for the inclusive participation of non-state actors in the fight against violent extremism. The authors argue that the task of strengthening the preventive pillar of international cooperation is hampered by multiple tensions and divergent views that have, inter alia, hindered the adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism with its universal definition of terrorism. The authors also analyze the growing influence of the Russian Federation within the UN’s counterterrorism entities, as well as its position regarding the new participatory trend of international security policies. Russia’s national approach to counterterrorism involves the close collaboration between state and non-state actors with the purpose of fostering multiethnic and interreligious tolerance through counterterrorism propaganda and the promotion of patriotism. Accordingly, Russia strongly supports international initiatives to counter the ideology of terrorism through the regulation of the virtual space, while fervently upholding the principles of the sovereignty of States and non-interference in domestic affairs. The authors concluded that Russia’s perspective on counterterrorism openly clashes with the Western approach centered on the democratic community-based response to terrorism. Moreover, the human rights driven approach for military interventions in sovereign States, promoted by Western countries, is not compatible with the principles of sovereignty defended by Russia. In the light of the increasing leverage of Russia and of regional platforms, such as the Shanghai cooperation organization, within the counterterrorism branches of the UN, the authors suggest that the Russian vision of international counterterrorism policies grounded in values of State sovereignty could eventually prevail over the Western stance of democracy promotion through the prism of the Global War on Terror. The sources used in this paper include official UN documents such as resolutions, statements and press releases. Academic and NGO studies on counterterrorism, newspaper articles as well as declarations of the Russian government also complete the authors’ reflections.

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4. Yuri F. Katorin
Actions Under the Threat of a Terrorist Attack

International Journal of Anti-terrorism Studies, 2018, 3(1): 32-36.
DOI: 10.13187/ijats.2018.1.32CrossRef

This article describes the main actions taken when your organization receives information about the threat of a terrorist attack, either by phone or by mail; a list of the main questions to be asked when receiving telephone messages with threats of a terrorist or criminal nature is given, as well as the actions of a preventive nature, which can provide substantial assistance to law enforcement agencies.

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