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Terror incorporated : tracing the dollars behind the terror networks

Author: Loretta Napoleoni
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"In Terror Incorporated, Loretta Napoleoni maps out the arteries of an international economic system that feeds armed groups the world over. Chasing terror money, she takes the reader from CIA headquarters to the smuggling routes of the Far East, from the back rooms of Wall Street to hawala exchanges in the Middle East."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
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Napoleoni, Loretta.
Terror incorporated.
New York : Seven Stories Press, 2005
(OCoLC)681738439
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Loretta Napoleoni
ISBN: 1583226737 9781583226735
OCLC Number: 56807164
Notes: Rev. ed. of: Modern Jihad, 2003.
Previously published 2004 by Penguin Books under title: Terror Inc.
Description: xxvii, 324 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prologue : September 11: a former member of an Italian armed group reflects on old and new terror --
Part I : The Cold War Years: The Economic Dependency of Terror --
The Dilemma of Terrorism: War or Crime? How 11 September could have been avoided had the US regarded the first bombing of the World Trade Center as an act of war instead of a domestic crime --
The Macroeconomics of Terror. The birth of modern armed groups: from the ashes of the colonial war to the war by proxy of the Cold War. Terror becomes a political reality --
The Privatisation of Terror. Armed groups search for financial independence. How Arafat transformed the PLO into the independent economic engine of the Palestinians' struggle for self-determination --
Terror Reaganomics. Terror mavericks and guns for hire; Arab countries get involved in sponsoring armed groups. Terror becomes business --
Part II : The New Economic Disorder --
The Birth of the Terror State-Shell. How armed groups shaped their own state using war economics instead of nationalism and political consensus --
Towards a New World Disorder. The anti-Soviet Jihad, a pyrrhic victory for the US and its Muslim allies. From the ashes of the Soviet bloc a new enemy rises: Islamist terror --
Islamist Economics. The legacy of the anti-Soviet Jihad: the spread of Islamist armed groups in Central Asia and in the Caucasus --
Terror Jihad: The Islamist Crusades. Modern Jihad: Osama bin Laden and his Islamist followers wage a crusade against the economic hegemony of the West and its Muslim allies --
Islamist Financial Colonisation. Islamic banking and finance penetrate Muslim countries in the Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia, paving the way for Islamist armed insurgency --
The Economic Forces of Islamist Colonisation. Emerging new social classes in Arab countries back financially the spreading of Islamist insurgency to end the economic hegemony of the West: bankers, traders and businessmen --
The Mosque Network. Mosques as a powerful international recruiting ground of the Modern Jihad --
Part III : The New Economy of Terror --
Weak States: Breeding Ground for Terror. Armed groups' strongholds across the world: Sudan, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone --
From Modern Jihad to the New Economy of Terror. Under the umbrella of the Modern Jihad, Islamist and non-Islamist armed groups become business partners creating the New Economy of Terror. Terror becomes an international economic system --
Terror's Legitimate Business. The many legitimate businesses run by armed organisations from the IRA to al-Qaeda --
Terror's Balance of Payments. From charities to crime; how terror economies generate and redistribute wealth --
State-Shell Economics. Armed groups' expenditure; a cost-benefit analysis of suicide bombers --
The Globalisation of the New Economy of Terror. How big is the New Economy of Terror? A fast-growing illegal economy twice the size of the United Kingdom's GDP --
Globalisation, Terror's Unwilling Ally. How globalization has boosted the New Economy of Terror and helped armed organizations avoid anti-terrorism measures.
Responsibility: Loretta Napoleoni ; foreword by Greg Palast.
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"In Terror Incorporated, Loretta Napoleoni maps out the arteries of an international economic system that feeds armed groups the world over. Chasing terror money, she takes the reader from CIA headquarters to the smuggling routes of the Far East, from the back rooms of Wall Street to hawala exchanges in the Middle East."--BOOK JACKET.

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