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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York : Seven Stories Press, 2005
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Notes:||Revised edition of: Modern Jihad, 2003.
Previously published 2004 by Penguin Books under title: Terror Inc.
|Description:||xxvii, 324 pages ; 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.|