The assassination in 1986 of Olof Palme, a distinguished international statesman, remains to this day an unsolved mystery. While in some ways resembling the puzzling features inherent in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the continuing mystery has a deeper significance that the authors of this work seek to probe and elucidate. Any examination of the Palme assassination has to be conducted with reference to an extremely complex set of international factors. It is in this milieu that Palme found a special role for himself as an international statesman, seeking to mediate some of the lesser though deadly wars, in particular the Iran/Iraq conflict. Palme the Peacemaker had many enemies and a consideration of the role which may have been played by some of them is carefully examined, by a reference to a theoretical schema of the assassination phenomenon, of the motives and modalities of each of the likely candidates. There were many who had no wish to see an early settlement of the Iran/Iraq ward.Some of these were nation states with an animus against one or both of the combatants, Some hoped that hostilities would exhaust the two contenders, while others, such as international arms dealers, sought to profit. The authors see the Swedish Prime Minister as an unfortunate victim of a largely clandestine clash of forces: it is their identity that continues to elude investigators. The authors examine all the evidence, present their own case on these arcane matters, leaving it to the readers to come to their own conclusions.
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H. H. A. Cooper is president of Nuevevidas International, Inc., a Texas consulting company specializing in safety and survival issues. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses at The University of Texas at Dallas. He directed the National Advisory Committee Task Force on Disorders and Terrorism, 1974-1977, and was the Director of the Criminal Law Education and Research Center (CLEAR) and Deputy Director of the Center of Forensic Psychiatry of New York University. Dr. Cooper is the author of many works dealing with terrorism and other manifestations of extraordinary violence. Dr. Lawrence John Redlinger is Executive Director for Strategic Planning and Analysis and a Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. As Executive Director, since June 1997, he reports directly to the President and is responsible for comprehensive strategic planning and institutional analysis including the academic, administrative and financial components of the University. Prior to this appointment Dr. Redlinger was Associate Provost at The University of Texas at Dallas, and also served on the faculties of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. Dr. Redlinger received his doctorate from Northwestern University in 1969. His research interests are in the areas of demographic change, complex systems, organizational intelligence, strategic management and organizational change. Dr. Redlinger has published numerous books, monographs, chapters and journal articles on a variety of topics including making and catching spies, organizational change, urban development, demographic and economic change, and higher education policy. He has consulted with numerous private, not-for-profit, and public organizations on a wide range of issues including Strategy, Demographic Change, Organizational Change, Corporate Culture and Performance Enhancement.Review:
"H.H.A. Cooper and Lawrence J. Redlinger, experts on assassination, intelligence, and terrorism, previously collaborated to write Catching Spies: Principles and Practices of Counterespionage. In this new book, they build on their experience to provide readers with a masterful discussion of the mystery of who killed Olof Palme. They investigate why the case is still unsolved, debunk old myths, and suggest new leads. Undoubtedly, this work will spark more investigation into a classic case of assassination." - Dr. Jennifer S. Holmes"
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Book Description The Edwin Mellen Press, 2003. Hardcover / Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Hardback. Scandinavian Studies Volume 10. Sven Olof Joachim Palme, the Swedish prime minister from 1969-76 and from 1982-86, was a Social Democrat of outspoken leftist politics. Because of his impassioned positions, Palme angered many around the world and some at home. Palme was assassinated in Stockholm on February 28, 1986 while walking home from a movie with his wife. His assassination remains unsolved and has spawned many theories of conspiracy and intrigue. Such an outspoken and controversial man had many enemies. The investigation and later theories of responsibility implicate many of his critics. Despite accusations, insinuations, alleged confessions and years of investigation, the identity of the assassin remains unknown. The authors, experts on assassination, intelligence, and terrorism, build on their experience to provide readers with a discussion of the mystery of who killed Olof Palme. They investigate why the case is still unsolved, debunk old myths, and suggest new leads. 180pp. + Appendix: The Assassination of Anna Lindh, Swedish Foreign Minister. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Nr. F. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 14761