Moghadam, Assaf 1974-
Most widely held works by Assaf Moghadam
The globalization of martyrdom : Al Qaeda, Salafi Jihad, and the diffusion of suicide attacks by Assaf Moghadam ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
"This groundbreaking volume examines the rise and spread of suicide attacks over the past decade. Sorting through 1,270 terror strikes between 1981 and 2007, Assaf Moghadam attributes their recent proliferation to the mutually related ascendance of al Qaeda and its guiding ideology, Salafi Jihad, an extreme interpretation of Islam that rejects national boundaries and seeks to create a global Muslim community. In exploring the roots of the extreme radicalization represented by Salafism, Moghadam finds many causes, including Western dominance in the Arab world, the physical diffusion of Salafi institutions and actors, and the element of opportunity created by the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He uses individual examples from the Middle East, Southwest Asia, and Europe to show how the elite leaders of al Qaeda and affiliated groups and their foot soldiers interact with one another and how they garner support - and a growing number of converts and attackers - from the Muslim community. Based on over a decade of empirical research and a critical examination of existing thought on suicide attacks, Moghadam distinguishes the key characteristics separating globalized suicide strikes from the traditional, localized pattern that previously prevailed. This unflinching analysis provides new information about the relationship between ideology and suicide attacks and recommends policies focused on containing Salafi Jihadism."--Jacket.
The roots of terrorism by Assaf Moghadam ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
This book examines the roots of terrorism and debates the motives of terrorists.
Fault lines in global Jihad organizational, strategic and ideological fissures ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 libraries worldwide
"This book is a detailed discussion of the internal problems and weaknesses of the global jihad movement led by Al-Qaeda"--
Militancy and political violence in Shiism : trends and patterns ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Suicide bombings in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a conceptual framework ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A global resurgence of religion by Assaf Moghadam ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Fault Lines in Global Jihad ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
<P>This book deals with the causes, nature, and impact of the divisions within the jihadi movement, and the splits between jihadis and other Islamic groups. </P> <P><EM>Fault Lines in Global Jihad</EM> offers a systematic and comprehensive examination of the broad range of divisions that contribute to the weakening of the jihadi movement. It separates these divisions into two broad categories, namely fissures dividing jihadis themselves, and divisions separating jihadis from other Muslim and Islamist groups. The first part of the book covers intra-jihadi divisions, highlighting tensions and divisions over strategic, tactical, and organizational issues. The second part of the book addresses several important case studies of jihadi altercations with other Muslim and Islamist groups of non-jihadi persuasion, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and the Shii community. More than simply an enumeration of problems and cracks within al-Qa'ida and its cohorts, this book addresses critical policy issues of relevance to the broader struggle against the global jihadi movement. The editors conclude that these divisions have and continue to weaken al-Qa'ida, but neither in an automatic nor in an exclusive fashion-for these divisions render the global jihadi movement simultaneously vulnerable and more resilient.</P> <P>This book will be of much interest to students of jihadism, terrorism and political violence, Islamism, security studies and IR in general.</P>
Self-Inflicted Wounds: Debates and Divisions within al-Qa'ida and its Periphery ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
As we approach the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks next September, the United States, its Western allies, and nearly all states in the Islamic world are facing a weakened jihadi enemy, but one still capable of inflicting, or threatening to inflict, spectacular acts of terrorist violence. The recent attempts to send package bombs on cargo planes is only the latest in a series of plots suggesting that although al'Qa'ida and its cohorts have suffered a number of setbacks, the group and its affiliates and associates continue to pose a serious challenge to the security of the United States and its allies. Self-Inflicted Wounds: Debates and Divisions within al'Qa'ida and its Periphery examines the internal, or endogenous, reasons that have hastened the decline of the jihadi movement. In doing so, it exposes the jihadi movement, with al'Qa'ida at its helm, as one that lacks coherence and unity, despite its claims to the contrary. The report divides the jihadis' endogenous problems into two categories: internal divisions plaguing al'Qa'ida and the jihadi movement proper; and fault lines dividing the jihadi movement from other Muslim and Islamist actors. The internal jihadi divisions examined in this report include tactical disagreements over takfir (excommunication of Muslims) and the killing of Muslims; strategic disagreements over whether the jihadi struggle should focus on the near enemy (i.e., nominally Muslim regimes) or the far enemy (the United States and its Western allies).