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Al-Qaeda's Post-9/11 Devolution : the Failed Jihadist Struggle Against the Near and Far Enemy.

Author: Anthony Celso
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.
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This examination of al-Qaeda's decline since the 9/11 attacks focuses on the terror organization's mutation and fragmentation. It looks at its partnership with the local and regional jihadist networks that played a pivotal role in the Madrid, London, and Fort Hood attacks, arguing that, although initially successful, such alliances actually unraveled following both anti-terror policies and a growing rejection of  Read more...
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Celso, Anthony.
Al-Qaeda's Post-9/11 Devolution : The Failed Jihadist Struggle Against the Near and Far Enemy.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Celso
ISBN: 9781441180421 1441180427 9781441155894 1441155899
OCLC Number: 870245578
Notes: 8 Al-Qaeda Plots and Attacks against the United States after 9/11.
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Cover; HalfTitle; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Al-Qaeda's Post-9/11 Devolution and Its Diffuse Network of "Associates," "Affiliates," Insurgents, and "Homegrow; The book's organization and argument; 1 Al-Qaeda's Jihadist Worldview; Al-Qaeda's ideological and religious origins; The war within the Muslim world; The Islamist response to foreign domination; Maududi and Qutb; Qutb's ideological descendants take the war to the far enemy as frustration begets desperation; 2 Al-Qaeda's Formation and Its Far Enemy Strategy; Introduction. Al-Qaeda's progenitor: Abdullah Azzam and his defensive jihad doctrineThe first Gulf War and the far enemy strategy; Husan al-Turabi and Sudanese patronage 1992-6; Organizational and ideological foundations of the Taliban-al-Qaeda partnership 1996-2001; Al-Qaeda's war trajectory against the United States; 3 Al-Qaeda's Post-9/11 Strategy and Organizational Devolution; Introduction; The destruction of the Taliban sanctuary and al-Qaeda's predicament; Al-Qaeda's post-9/11 strategy: The jihadist doctrines of Abu Musab Suri and Abu Bakr Naji. Al-Qaeda's post-9/11 strategy of vexation and exhaustion: The critical role of insurgents, associates, and affiliatesThe al-Qaeda-JI partnership and the Bali attacks; 4 Al-Qaeda's Role in the Madrid and London Bombings; Introduction; The Sageman-Hoffman debate; The "bunch of guys" theory fails to explain 3/11; Al-Qaeda's Moroccan and Algerian associates; The 3/11 network: International and regional Jihadist connections; Al-Qaeda post-9/11 plan: From Istanbul to Casablanca to Madrid to London; Al-Qaeda's network in post-3/11 Spain: The omnipresent Jihadist threat. "Londinstan" and the United Kingdom's Jihadist microcultureThe 7/7 network and the London attacks; Al-Qaeda involvement in July 7th attacks; Post-7/7 al-Qaeda plots and attacks in the United Kingdom; Madrid and London: Al-Qaeda's "zenith" in Europe; 5 Zarqawi: Al-Qaeda's Tragic Antihero and the Destructive Role of the Iraqi Jihad; From young hoodlum to "Arab Afghan"; Zarqawi return to fight the near enemy; Early al-Qaeda connections and Zarqawi's Herat camp; 9/11 and escape to Iran; Al-Qaeda and Ansar al Islam; Zarqawi's strategy to defeat the Americans in post-Saddam Iraq. Zarqawi's desire to unleash a sectarian civil warZarqawi's renewed fight against the Jordanian apostate regime; The war against the Shia; Zarqawi's fall and al-Qaeda's collapse in Anbar Province; Al-Qaeda in post-Zarqawi Iraq and the US withdraw; The Syrian Jihad against the Assad regime 2011-13; 6 Al-Qaeda's Affiliates and Insurgent Groups in Somalia, Yemen, and the Maghreb; Al-Shabaab; AQAP; AQIM; Conclusion; 7 West Africa: The Latest Jihadist War; Introduction; Boko Haram; West Africa's Afghanistan: Northern Mali, AD, and the MUJWA; Assessing West Africa's jihadist capabilities.

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This examination of al-Qaeda's decline since the 9/11 attacks focuses on the terror organization's mutation and fragmentation. It looks at its partnership with the local and regional jihadist networks that played a pivotal role in the Madrid, London, and Fort Hood attacks, arguing that, although initially successful, such alliances actually unraveled following both anti-terror policies and a growing rejection of violent jihadism in the Muslim world. Challenging conventional theories about al-Qaeda and homegrown terrorism, the book claims that jihadist attacks are now organized by overlapping i.

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