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Brachman, Jarret

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Works: 19 works in 45 publications in 2 languages and 983 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Jarret Brachman
Global jihadism : theory and practice by Jarret Brachman( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Global Jihadism exposes the core doctrine and strategy of today's global Jihadist movement. The first half of the book explores the ideas upon which groups such as Al Qaeda are built, including the concepts of Jihad, al-Wala wal-Bara, Takfir and Tawhid. Jarret Brachman exposes a genre of Jihadist strategic scholarship that has been virtually ignored in the West and helps to situate it within the broader Salafist religious movement. The second half explores the thinking and activities of Al Qaeda's propaganda machine, explaining its intricacies and idiosyncrasies. It includes case studies on the rise and fall of global Jihadist terrorism in Saudi Arabia post-9/11, and highlights the explosive results of bringing theory to bear on practice in the United Kingdom over the past twenty years. The book concludes by providing innovative strategies for combating the global Jihadist ideology."--Jacket
Militant ideology atlas : research compendium( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point has dedicated many of its resources this year to understanding the Jihadi ideology through the words of its adherents. In its "Harmony and Disharmony" report, the CTC exposed the organizational weaknesses of al-Qaida using its own internal documents. CTC's "Jihadi Imagery Report" cataloged frequently used images in Jihadi propaganda. The translation of Abu Bakr Naji's "Management of Savagery" focused new attention on the Jihadi Movement's grand strategy in the Middle East. And "Stealing al-Qa'ida's Playbook" exposed the ideology's soft underbelly by using the writings of Jihadi scholars and ideologues. The "Militant Ideology Atlas" is the CTC's most recent and comprehensive attempt to better understand the ideology driving the Jihadi Movement. The empirically supported findings from this effort are generated by a systematic research methodology and critical analyses of hundreds of al-Qaida's most widely read and influential texts. The wealth of information contained in the Atlas's Research Compendium provides a new generation of scholars and analysts with the data and evidence they need to understand these adversaries and to devise strategies for combating them. The Atlas is a major step toward that goal, and it empowers scholars with a critical resource needed to contribute to such efforts. The first part of this compendium lists Jihad's most popular texts from Tawhed.ws, including name of work transliterated, name of work translated into English, author, number of times read, number of times downloaded, and brief notation on content. Part 2 is a bibliography that includes cataloging information for, and summaries of, 93 of the most popular Jihadi texts, with notes. Part 3 contains biographies of 132 Jihadi authors and frequently cited figures. The biographies include name transliterated, name in Arabic, aliases, birth and death dates, country of origin, background, a photograph (if available), and notes
Commercial motor vehicle enforcement : identifying appropriate levels by Jarret Brachman( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) enforcement efforts seek to make travel on public highways safer. CMV enforcement professionals secure compliance of CMV's with state laws regulating weight of commercial vehicles to protect state highways from unnecessary damage, and ensure payment of necessary registration fees as well as compliance with traffic laws and regulations to protect the safety of the general public using highways. Commensurate with their levels of training, road patrol officers enforce the laws relating to rules of the road, driver qualification and condition, hours of service, and significant equipment and loading violations. This study of approaches to CMV enforcement taken by four states shows a consistent increase in the willingness and ability use a wide array of mechanisms to minimize the number and seriousness of truck crashes on public roads. It concludes that North Dakota's enforcement efforts compare favorably with the efforts of peer states of South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Future studies may produce more robust results as to the specific impact of particular enforcement efforts
The war within : a look inside al-Qaeda's undoing by Jarret Brachman( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this monograph, Dr. Jarret Brachman delves into al-Qaeda's crumbling global movement and its internal struggles, including its attempts to remain relevant in the shadow of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Brachman cites various internal writings of al-Qaeda's past and present leaders, thinkers, and supporters. It becomes clear that this once dominant terrorist organization has changed in the post-bin Laden era, is becoming fractured, and is taking a backseat to ISIL. Brachman analyzes letters, blog posts, and social media comments from various ranks within al-Qaeda that show the discontent, frustration, and confusion the once prominent terrorist organization has faced in recent years. Although struggling, al-Qaeda remains a serious threat and maintains a global footprint. But as ISIL gains more publicity, al-Qaeda has more trouble competing for followers, funding, and attention. This monograph explores al-Qaeda's recent efforts to make sense of itself."--Publisher's web site
Small community transportation security : security assessment and practices pilot project by Jarret Brachman( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is a pilot study of transportation security initiatives and activities that are underway in Stutsman County, North Dakota. The goal of this pilot study is to better understand the kinds of challenges that face security professionals in small communities and the kinds of innovative solutions that can be found. Drawing on the experiences from Stutsman County, which is wrestling with security related to multimodal transportation systems, this report will identify and share some best practices. The goal of this report is that other small communities will be able to enhance both their security preparedness and transportation system resilience by applying the most relevant lessons in their own localities
Stealing Al-Qa'ida's playbook by Jarret Brachman( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The key to defeating the jihadi movement is identifying its strengths and weaknesses so that the former may be countered or co-opted and the latter exploited. In this article we argue that the people who know these strengths and weaknesses best are the jihadis themselves; one just needs to know where (and how) to look for their insights. Jihadi leaders are surprisingly frank when discussing the vulnerabilities of their movement and their strategies for toppling local regimes and undermining the United States. Their candor is, in large part, a consequence of struggles for leadership within the movement; thus, a leader of one group will publish his strategic vision in order to gain more recruits and achieve a reputation as a serious scholar worthy of respect. It is also a consequence of the United States success in destroying jihadi training camps and denying safe havens jihadi leaders have had to put their writings online so as to provide continuing guidance to a very decentralized following. In a sense, members of the jihadi movement have put their team's playbooks online. By mining these texts for their tactical and strategic insights, the United States will be able to craft effective tactics, techniques, and procedures to defeat followers of the movement. In what follows, we will demonstrate the efficacy of this approach by highlighting the insights we have gleaned from the works of four prominent jihadi ideologues
Militant ideology atlas : executive report( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report, and its accompanying compendium, is the first systematic mapping of the ideology driving the actions of the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks and other violent actions around the world. Using a robust research methodology and critical analyses of the Jihadis' most widely read texts, the Atlas gives us a highly nuanced map of the major thinkers in the Jihadi movement and their most salient areas of consensus and disagreement. In short, this report identifies who the most influential people are among the Jihadi thinking class, what they are thinking, and where the movement is most vulnerable ideologically"--Foreword
Terrorism and the American experience : constructing, contesting and countering terrorism since 1793 by Jarret Brachman( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its adoption into the American public lexicon, political actors have used the term "terrorism" to characterize any number of events in the United States and abroad. Despite the fact that "terrorism" has appeared throughout American public discourse for over two centuries, no consensus has emerged regarding its definition, its past manifestations, or its contemporary expressions. With no consensus, discursive ground has been historically ripe for social actors to contest its meaning and application. This investigation tracks that contestation since the founding the United States using a hermeneutical model of interpretation. Historical records reflect that social actors have actually drawn on the single "terrorism" term to refer to a wide spectrum of issues. As the investigation makes clear, the ways societies wrestle with what "terrorism" is impacts the ways that societies and governments bring resources to bear on those issues. With no consensus or objective metric, terrorism becomes little more than what a public accepts it to be---creating vast opportunity structures for agents to steer and guide meaning, and therefore, policy. In order to fully appreciate the past, present and future policy implications of "terrorism," scholars must first understand the dynamic and contested historical reconstructions of the concept
The power of truth : questions for Ayman al-Zawahiri by Jarret Brachman( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 16 December 2007, Ayman al-Zawahiri invited journalists and Jihadist enthusiasts to ask him questions via the primary Jihadist web forums. Zawahiri promised to personally answer some of those questions in a subsequent statement. On 2 April 2008, As-Sahab Media released the first part of Zawahiri's response in the form of a one hour, forty-three minute audio statement, which was accompanied by Arabic and English transcripts. The following analysis of Zawahiri's Part I response is broken into three sections. The first evaluates the most important themes that Zawahiri addressed on 2 April, namely HAMAS, the killing of innocents, Yusuf al-Qaradawi and the Muslim Brotherhood, the Lebanese Jihadist group Fatah al-Islam, and Zawahiri's dispute with Sayyid Imam Sharif, the former Emir of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. The second section explores the issues that Zawahiri mentioned but failed to actually answer, namely al-Qa'ida’s relationship with other insurgents in Iraq and al-Qa'ida’s position toward Iran. Because Part II of his responses is forthcoming, we can only assume that Zawahiri is saving more complete answers on those questions. In the third section, we are pleased to offer our analysis of 1,888 questions that were posed to Zawahiri on the password-protected Al-Ekhlass and Al-Hesbah websites. As discussed above, the CTC acquired these questions as part of its ongoing effort to identify and release relevant information for scholars, researchers and the global public that is contained in U.S. government databases. Additionally, we have made these questions available, in their entirety, on the CTC website (http://ctc.usma.edu/)
Paradigmatic jihadi movements by David Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In January 2005, veteran jihadi thinker, propagandist, and historian Abu Musa`b al-Suri released his 1,600 page study of the jihadi movement, Da`wat al-muqawama al-Islamiyya al-`alamiyya (The Call for Global Islamic Resistance). Suri hoped this book would stimulate the creation of a comprehensive jihadi curriculum for future generations of jihadi fighters, thinkers, and activists who could learn from the mistakes and successes of jihads past. In The Call, Suri identifies twenty-five "paradigmatic jihadi movements," or particularly edifying historical cases, where jihadis have both succeeded and failed to rally supporters, defeat their opposition, or establish territorial control. However, many of these jihadi movements are very obscure, and, consequently rarely studied within the Western counterterrorism community. In order to better appreciate the jihadi movement's strategic objectives and mindset, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point invited David Cook, an expert on Islamic history and jihad, to provide deeper background on four of Suri's identified paradigmatic jihads."--Page 3
Exploring the Role of Virtual Camps by Jarret Brachman( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Global Jihadism : theory and practice by Jarret Brachman( )

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

CTC Sentinel. Volume 1, Issue 6, May 2008. Abu Yahya al-Libi's Human Shields in Modern Jihad( Book )

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

In the course of defending al-Qa'ida against charges of unjustly killing innocent Muslims during his April 2, 2008 "open interview," Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri reintroduced Hukm al-Tatarrus (the law on using human shields) into the debate. A relatively unfamiliar term to non-Muslims and Muslims alike, al-Tatarrus refers to God's sanctioning of Muslim armies that are forced to kill other Muslims who are being used as human shields by an enemy during a time of war. Al-Tatarrus is a religiously legitimate, albeit obscure, Islamic concept that al-Qa'ida ideologues have been increasingly using in order to exculpate themselves from charges of apostasy. The method in which al-Qa'ida is promoting al-Tatarrus, however, seeks to facilitate the sacrifice of Muslim lives in contravention of 14 centuries of religious teachings. For instance, both al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula and the al-Qa'ida Organization in Yemen hid behind the protections offered by al-Tatarrus in their justification of terrorist attacks that resulted in significant Muslim casualties, al-Qa-ida's use of al-Tatarrus was also at the heart of Sayyid Imam Sharif's recent attacks against al-Zawahiri and al-Qa'ida
Exploring 9/11 : the world before and after( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conversation with West Point Combating Terrorism Center Former Director of Research Jarret Brachman and Director of External Education Bill Braniff
Stealing Al Qaeda's Playbook by Jarret Brachman( )

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

High-Tech Terror: Al-Qaeda's Use of New Technology( )

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

Al-Qaeda has transformed itself into an organic social movement, using the Internet to make its virulent ideology accessible to anyone with a computer. For the United States to defeat al-Qaeda and the broader jihadi movement, it must first gain a better appreciation of the ways in which the movement is successfully fueling itself by harnessing new technologies
An assessment of 516 Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) unclassified summaries( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harmony and Disharmony: Exploiting al-Qa'ida's Organizational Vulnerabilities( )

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

This study, conducted by the faculty and research fellows of the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point, serves multiple purposes, the most important of which is contributing to the depth of knowledge about the al-Qa'ida movement. Evidence supporting the conclusions and recommendations provided in this report is drawn from a collection of newly-released al-Qa'ida documents captured during recent operations in support of the Global War on Terror and maintained in the Department of Defense's Harmony database. In the text of these documents, readers will see how explicit al-Qa'ida has been in its internal discussions covering a range of organizational issues, particularly regarding the internal structure and functioning of the movement as well as with tensions that emerged within the leadership. In the first part of the report, we provide a theoretical framework, drawing on scholarly approaches including organization and agency theory, to predict where we should expect terrorist groups to face their greatest challenges in conducting operations. The framework is informed as much as possible by the captured documents, and provides a foundation upon which scholars can build as more of these documents are declassified and released to the public. Our analysis stresses that, by their nature, terrorist organizations such as al-Qa'ida face difficulties in almost any operational environment, particularly in terms of maintaining situational awareness, controlling the use of violence to achieve specified political ends, and of course, preventing local authorities from degrading the group's capabilities. But they also face problems common to other types of organizations, including private firms, political parties, and traditional insurgencies
The Power of Truth: Questions for Ayman al-Zawahiri (Part 1)( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 16 December 2007, Ayman al-Zawahiri invited journalists and Jihadist enthusiasts to ask him questions via the primary Jihadist web forums. Zawahiri promised to personally answer some of those questions in a subsequent statement. On 2 April 2008, As-Sahab Media released the first part of Zawahiri's response in the form of a 1 hour, 43-minute audio statement, which was accompanied by Arabic and English transcripts. Zawahiri answered some questions directly, like whether al-Qa'ida's willingness to kill innocent Muslims in the course of their operations is apostasy. He sidestepped other questions, including more politicized ones about al-Qa'ida's increasing difficulties in Iraq and, in particular, al-Qa'ida's official position toward Iran. The following analysis of Zawahiri's Part I response is broken into three sections. The first evaluates the most important themes that Zawahiri addressed on 2 April, namely HAMAS, the killing of innocents, Yusuf al-Qaradawi and the Muslim Brotherhood, the Lebanese Jihadist group Fatah al-Islam, and Zawahiri's dispute with Sayyid Imam Sharif, the former Emir of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. The second section explores the issues that Zawahiri mentioned but failed to actually answer, namely al-Qa'ida's relationship with other insurgents in Iraq and al-Qa'ida's position toward Iran. Because Part II of his responses is forthcoming, one can only assume that Zawahiri is saving more complete answers on those questions. In the third section, the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) offers its analysis of 1,888 questions that were posed to Zawahiri on the password-protected Al-Ekhlass and Al-Hesbah web sites. The CTC acquired these questions as part of its ongoing effort to identify and release relevant information for scholars, researchers, and the global public that is contained in U.S. government databases. Additionally, we have made these questions available, in their entirety, on the CTC web site
 
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Global jihadism : theory and practice
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Jarret Brachman American terrorism expert

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