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The thistle and the drone : how America's War on Terror became a global war on tribal Islam

Author: Akbar S Ahmed
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the campaigns that fall under "The War on Terror" have exacerbated the already-broken relationship between central Islamic governments and the tribal societies within their borders.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Akbar S Ahmed
ISBN: 9780815723783 0815723784
OCLC Number: 794708161
Description: xi, 424 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The thistle and the drone --
Waziristan: "The most dangerous place in the world" --
Bin Laden's dilemma: balancing tribal and Islamic identity --
Musharraf's dilemma: balancing center and periphery --
Obama's dilemma: balancing security and human rights --
How to win the War on Terror: stopping a thousand genocides now.
Responsibility: Akbar Ahmed.

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Examining relations between America and the Muslim world, the author draws on forty case studies representing the global span of Islam to demonstrate how the US has become involved directly or  Read more...

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