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Hunting In The Shadows The Pursuit Of Al Qa Ida Since 9 11

Author : Seth G. Jones
ISBN : 9780393084023
Genre : History
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From one of our most trusted counterterrorism experts, a sweeping, insider's account of the decade-long chase for America's deadliest enemy. This landmark history chronicles the dramatic, decade-long war against al Qa’ida and provides a model for understanding the ebb and flow of terrorist activity. Tracing intricately orchestrated terrorist plots and the elaborate, multiyear investigations to disrupt them, Seth G. Jones identifies three distinct “waves” of al Qa’ida violence. As Jonathan Mahler wrote in the New York Times Book Review, “studying these waves and the counterwaves that repelled them can tell us a lot about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to fighting terrorism.” The result is a sweeping, insider’s account of what the war has been and what it might become.

Geschichte Al Qaidas

Author : Behnam T. Said
ISBN : 9783406725869
Genre : Religion
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Die Terrororganisation Al-Qaida scheint seit der Abspaltung des «Islamischen Staats» der Vergangenheit anzugehören, doch in Wahrheit führt sie von Südasien über Nordafrika bis nach Europa einen Krieg an vielen Fronten. Behnam Said erzählt anhand neu erschlossener Dokumente erstmals die ganze Geschichte des geheimen Netzwerks, das seit dem Niedergang des IS zum Auffangbecken für Tausende Dschihadisten geworden ist. Als die afghanischen Mudschaheddin gegen die Sowjetunion kämpften, wurden sie nicht nur von den USA unterstützt, sondern auch von Kämpfern aus Saudi Arabien, für die der reiche Unternehmersohn Usama Bin Laden ein Basislager, «al-qaida», einrichtete. Den Rückzug der Russen begriffen sie als ihren Sieg. Nun ging es darum, weitere Länder für den wahren Islam zu befreien. Behnam Said beschreibt, wie sich seit 1988 die Terrororganisation formierte, durch spektakuläre Anschläge auf sich aufmerksam machte und mit dem 11. September 2001 einen internationalen «War on Terror» entfachte. Seitdem hat Al-Qaida viele Ableger bekommen, vom IS über die Al-Nusra-Front und die Al-Shabaab-Miliz bis zu «Al-Qaida im islamischen Maghreb». Das aufrüttelnde Buch zeigt, wie gefährlich es ist, die Präsenz des Terrornetzwerks zu unterschätzen.

The French War On Al Qa Ida In Africa

Author : Christopher S. Chivvis
ISBN : 9781316445365
Genre : Political Science
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In January 2013, France intervened in its former African colony, Mali, to stop an Al Qa'ida advance on the capital. French special forces, warplanes, and army units struck with rapid and unexpected force. Their intervention quickly repelled the jihadist advance and soon the terrorists had been chased from their safe haven in Mali's desolate North - an impressive accomplishment. Although there have been many books on the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there are almost none on the recent military interventions of America's allies. Because it was quick, effective, and relatively low cost, the story contains valuable lessons for future strategy. Based on exclusive interviews with high-level civilian and military officials in Paris, Washington and Bamako, this book offers a fast-paced, concise, strategic overview of this war. As terrorist groups proliferate across North Africa, what France accomplished in Mali should be a key reference point for national security experts.

Global Issues

Author : CQ Researcher,
ISBN : 9781506353449
Genre : Political Science
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CQ Researcher’s Global Issues offers an in-depth and nuanced look at a wide range of today’s most pressing issues. The 2016 edition of this annual reader looks at topics such as the European migration crisis, terrorism in Africa, emerging infectious diseases, robotic warfare, and restoring ties with Cuba. And because it’s CQ Researcher, the reports are expertly researched and written. Each chapter identifies the key players, explores what’s at stake, and offers the background and analysis necessary to understand how past and current developments impact the future of each issue.

The Thistle And The Drone

Author : Akbar Ahmed
ISBN : 9780815723790
Genre : Political Science
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In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments and the largely rural Muslim tribal societies on the peripheries of both Muslim and non-Muslim nations. The center and the periphery are engaged in a mutually destructive civil war across the globe, a conflict that has been intensified by the war on terror. Conflicts between governments and tribal societies predate the war on terror in many regions, from South Asia to the Middle East to North Africa, pitting those in the centers of power against those who live in the outlying provinces. Akbar Ahmed's unique study demonstrates that this conflict between the center and the periphery has entered a new and dangerous stage with U.S. involvement after 9/11 and the deployment of drones, in the hunt for al Qaeda, threatening the very existence of many tribal societies. American firepower and its vast anti-terror network have turned the war on terror into a global war on tribal Islam. And too often the victims are innocent children at school, women in their homes, workers simply trying to earn a living, and worshipers in their mosques. Battered by military attacks or drone strikes one day and suicide bombers the next, the tribes bemoan, "Every day is like 9/11 for us." In The Thistle and the Drone, the third volume in Ahmed's groundbreaking trilogy examining relations between America and the Muslim world, the author draws on forty case studies representing the global span of Islam to demonstrate how the U.S. has become involved directly or indirectly in each of these societies. The study provides the social and historical context necessary to understand how both central governments and tribal societies have become embroiled in America's war. Beginning with Waziristan and expanding to societies in Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere, Ahmed offers a fresh approach to the conflicts studied and presents an unprecedented paradigm for understanding and winning the war on terror. The Thistle and the Drone was the 2013 Foreword Reviews Gold winner for Political Science.

The Obama Doctrine

Author : Colin Dueck
ISBN : 9780190202644
Genre : Political Science
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By mid-2015, the Obama presidency will be entering its final stages, and the race among the successors in both parties will be well underway. And while experts have already formed a provisional understanding of the Obama administration's foreign policy goals, the shape of the "Obama Doctrine" is finally coming into full view. It has been consistently cautious since Obama was inaugurated in 2009, but recent events in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Far East have led an increasingly large number of foreign policy experts to conclude that caution has transformed into weakness. In The Obama Doctrine, Colin Dueck analyzes and explains what the Obama Doctrine in foreign policy actually is, and maps out the competing visions on offer from the Republican Party. Dueck, a leading scholar of US foreign policy, contends it is now becoming clear that Obama's policy of international retrenchment is in large part a function of his emphasis on achieving domestic policy goals. There have been some successes in the approach, but there have also been costs. For instance, much of the world no longer trusts the US to exert its will in international politics, and America's adversaries overseas have asserted themselves with increasing frequency. The Republican Party will target these perceived weaknesses in the 2016 presidential campaign and develop competing counter-doctrines in the process. Dueck explains that within the Republican Party, there are two basic impulses vying with each other: neo-isolationism and forceful internationalism. Dueck subdivides each impulse into the specific agenda of the various factions within the party: Tea Party nationalism, neoconservatism, conservative internationalism, and neo-isolationism. He favors a realistic but forceful US internationalism, and sees the willingness to disengage from the world by some elements of the party as dangerous. After dissecting the various strands, he articulates an agenda of forward-leaning American realism--that is, a policy in which the US engages with the world and is willing to use threats of force for realist ends. The Obama Doctrine not only provides a sharp appraisal of foreign policy in the Obama era; it lays out an alternative approach to marshaling American power that will help shape the foreign policy debate in the run-up to the 2016 elections.

Global Al Qaeda

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
ISBN : MINN:31951D036471672
Genre : Islamic fundamentalism
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Studies In Intelligence

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ISBN : WISC:89119259505
Genre : Intelligence service
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Is Al Qaeda Winning

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
ISBN : MINN:31951D03653769O
Genre : Security, International
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The State Of Al Qaeda Its Affiliates And Associated Groups

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
ISBN : UCSD:31822025691650
Genre : Islamic fundamentalism
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