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Moghadam, Assaf 1974-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 1,640 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: HV6431, 363.325
Publication Timeline
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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 )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member 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 in 2006 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the roots of terrorism and debates the motives of terrorists
Militancy and political violence in Shiism : trends and patterns by Assaf Moghadam( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first systematic assessment of current trends and patterns of militancy in Shii communities in the Middle East and South Asia - specifically in Iran, Iraq, but also in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Bahrain More than thirty years after the Islamic Revolution in Iran, there are signs of a growing assertiveness on the part of Shii actors, at times erupting into political violence. The book addresses two key questions: What trends emerge in the types of militancy Shii actors employ both inside and outside of the Shii heartland? And what are the main drivers of militancy in the Shii community? The editor concludes that although at present Shii assertiveness does not take on a predominantly militant form, a 'subculture of violence' does exist among most Shii communities examined here, and suggests five key drivers of political violence among Shiis: the impact of Iran; nationalism and anti-imperialism; Shii self-protection and communal advancement; mahdism; and organizational dynamics. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of terrorism studies and political violence, war and conflict studies, and IR/Security Studies in general
Fault lines in global Jihad : organizational, strategic and ideological fissures by Assaf Moghadam( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a detailed discussion of the internal problems and weaknesses of the global jihad movement led by Al-Qaeda"--
Suicide bombings in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a conceptual framework( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NEXUS OF GLOBAL JIHAD by Assaf Moghadam( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State dominate through cooperation in the form of knowledge sharing, resource sharing, joint training exercises, and operational collaboration. They build alliances and lesser partnerships with other formal and informal terrorist actors to recruit foreign fighters and spread their message worldwide, raising the aggregate threat level for their declared enemies. Whether they consist of friends or foes, whether they are connected locally or online, these networks create a wellspring of support for jihadist organizations that may fluctuate in strength or change in character but never runs dry. Nexus of Global Jihad identifies types of terrorist actors, the nature of their partnerships, and the environments in which they prosper to explain global jihadist terrorism's ongoing success and resilience. Nexus of Global Jihad brings to light an emerging style of "networked cooperation" that works alongside interorganizational terrorist cooperation to establish bonds of varying depth and endurance. Case studies use recently declassified materials to illuminate al-Qaeda's dealings from Iran to the Arabian Peninsula and the informal actors that power the Sharia4 movement. The book proposes policies that increase intelligence gathering on informal terrorist actors, constrain enabling environments, and disrupt terrorist networks according to different types of cooperation. It is a vital text for strategists and scholars struggling to understand a growing spectrum of terrorist groups working together more effectively than ever before
A global resurgence of religion? by Assaf Moghadam( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-inflicted wounds : debates and divisions within Al-Qa'ida and its periphery( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report 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
Palestinian suicide terrorism in the Second Intifada : motivations and organizational aspects by Assaf Moghadam( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shi'i Perception of Jihad by Assaf Moghadam( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Motives for martyrdom ; Al-Qaida, Salafi jihad, and the spread of suicide attacks by Assaf Moghadam( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Suicide Terrorism, Occupation, and the Globalization of Martyrdom : a Critique of Dying to Win by Assaf Moghadam( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Towards global jihadism : al-Qaeda's strategic, ideological and structural adaptations since 9/11 by Bill Braniff( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In recent years, Al-Qaeda has suffered a number of setbacks, but has also successfully spawned an expansionist global jihadist movement that will survive the death of Osama bin Laden. This article describes how the multifaceted threat posed by global jihadism has evolved over the last decade. It first recounts some of the more salient examples of Al-Qaeda's post-9/11 strategic, ideological, and structural adaptations, and then offers a balance sheet of Al-Qaeda's contemporary strengths and weaknesses. Al-Qaeda continues to enable the violence of others, orient that violence towards the United States and its allies in a distributed game of attrition warfare, and foster a dichotomous "us versus them" narrative between the Muslim world and the rest of the international community. Despite this overarching consistency, Al-Qaeda shepherds a different phenomenon than it did ten years ago. The aggregation of the movement's strategic, ideological, and structural adaptations has fundamentally changed the nature of the jihadist threat to the West. This evolved threat is not inherently more dangerous, as counterterrorism efforts today focus on and disrupt capability earlier and more consistently than prior to September 2001. This multifaceted global jihad will, however, continue to produce greater numbers of attacks in more locations, from a more diverse cadre of individuals spanning a wider ideological spectrum."
Failure and Disengagement in the Red Army Faction by Assaf Moghadam( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The roots of terrorism : The roots of terrorism by Assaf Moghadam( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Say Terrorist, Think Insurgent: Labeling and Analyzing Contemporary Terrorist Actors by Assaf Moghadam( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Roots of terrorism by Assaf Moghadam( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States brought the issue of terrorism to the forefront of American attention and controversy. To determine how to prevent further destruction, it is necessary to understand the shadowy phenomenon that causes it. Who are the terrorists? What are their motives? What are the roots of this form of violence, and will it come to an end? What exactly is terrorism?
Suicide bombings in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict : a conceptual framework by Assaf Moghadam( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The globalization of martyrdom : Al Qaeda, Salafi Jihad, and the diffusion of suicide attacks
Alternative Names
Muqaddam, ʾAsaf 1974-

Languages
English (67)

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The roots of terrorismMilitancy and political violence in Shiism : trends and patternsFault lines in global Jihad : organizational, strategic and ideological fissures