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Moghadam, Assaf 1974-

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Works: 15 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 1,479 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: HV6431, 363.325
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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 )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 626 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
Fault lines in global Jihad organizational, strategic and ideological fissures by Assaf Moghadam ( )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a detailed discussion of the internal problems and weaknesses of the global jihad movement led by AlQaeda"
The roots of terrorism by Assaf Moghadam ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 273 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 )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 177 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 BahrainMore 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 driv
Suicide bombings in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a conceptual framework ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A global resurgence of religion? by Assaf Moghadam ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fault Lines in Global Jihad ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Palestinian suicide terrorism in the Second Intifada : motivations and organizational aspects by Assaf Moghadam ( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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."
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
The globalization of martyrdom : Al Qaeda, Salafi-Jihadism, and the diffusion of suicide attacks by Assaf Moghadam ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From a practical point of view, this dissertation helps improve current knowledge and understanding of suicide terrorism, including an up-to-date analysis of the ideological orientation of groups employing suicide attacks and an assessment of the likely motivations of suicide attackers
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 Shi'i Perception of Jihad by Assaf Moghadam ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 WorldCat member 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)
 
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