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Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the global Jihadist movement : what everyone needs to know

Author: Daniel Byman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: What everyone needs to know.
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On the morning of September 11, 2001, the entire world was introduced to Al Qaeda and its enigmatic leader, Osama bin Laden. But the organization that changed the face of terrorism forever and unleashed a whirlwind of counterterrorism activity and two major wars had been on the scene long before that eventful morning. In Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone Needs to Know,  Read more...
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Byman, Daniel.
Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Byman
ISBN: 9780190217273 0190217278
OCLC Number: 911179595
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movement; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 History; What Was the Impact of the Anti-Soviet Jihad on the Jihadist Movement?; Did the United States Fund Bin Laden and Al Qaeda?; Why Was Al Qaeda Founded?; What Did Al Qaeda Do in Sudan?; What Were Al Qaeda's Initial Goals?; Why Did Al Qaeda Focus on the United States?; What Was the Role of Egyptian Militants during Al Qaeda's Formative Years?; What Was Al Qaeda's Relationship with the Taliban before 9/11?; 2 Key Attacks and Plots. Why Were the 1998 Embassy Attacks So Important?What Were Al Qaeda's Most Important Attacks before 9/11?; How Did Al Qaeda Carry Out the 9/11 Attacks?; Could the 9/11 Attacks Have Been Prevented?; How Did Al Qaeda Justify the 9/11 Attacks?; What Was the Fallout from the 9/11 Attacks for Al Qaeda?; What Attacks Has Al Qaeda Done Since 9/11?; 3 Strategy and Tactics; What Are Al Qaeda's Goals Today?; Does Al Qaeda Have a Strategy?; How Did Al Qaeda Become a Suicide Bombing Factory?; How Dangerous Are Lone Wolves?; What Do You Learn in an Al Qaeda Training Camp? Could Al Qaeda Get a Nuclear Weapon?Should We Laugh at Al Qaeda?; 4 Ideas and Influences; What Are the Key Schools of Thought That Influence Salafi-Jihadism?; Salafism; Wahhabism; Deobandism; Ahl-e Hadith; Who Are the Key Thinkers Jihadists Admire and Read?; How Does Al Qaeda Differ from the Muslim Brotherhood?; Why Do Other Jihadists Criticize Al Qaeda?; How Does Al Qaeda Justify Killing Civilians?; What Themes Does Al Qaeda Push in Its Propaganda?; 5 Organization and Recruitment; Why Was Bin Laden Such an Effective Leader?; How Does Ayman al-Zawahiri Differ from Bin Laden? How Is Al Qaeda Organized?Why Does Al Qaeda Make So Many Mistakes?; What Is the Profile of a Typical Al Qaeda Member?; How Does Al Qaeda Recruit?; What Is the Role of War?; What Is the Role of the Internet?; Where Does Al Qaeda Get Its Money?; How Does Al Qaeda Spend Its Money?; 6 Friends and Enemies; How Did the 2003 Iraq War Shape Al Qaeda?; How Does Al Qaeda View Iran and the Shi'a?; Is Saudi Arabia Secretly Supporting Al Qaeda?; Why Does Pakistan Support Jihadists?; What Is the Relationship Between Pakistan and Al Qaeda?; Why Doesn't Pakistan Cooperate More with the United States? How Important Is Israel?How Do Muslims Perceive Al Qaeda and Why Does It Matter?; How Did the Arab Spring Affect Al Qaeda?; 7 Beyond the Al Qaeda Core; What Are the Key Al Qaeda Affiliates?; Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula; Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb; Al Shabaab; Jabhat al-Nusra; What about Like-Minded but Unaffiliated Groups?; What's in It for Al Qaeda? What's in It for the Affiliates?; What Are the Limits of Cooperation?; Does the Al Qaeda Core Control the Salafi-Jihadist Movement Anymore?; So What Do We Talk about When We Talk about Al Qaeda?; 8 The Islamic State.
Series Title: What everyone needs to know.
Responsibility: Daniel Byman.

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A sharp and concise overview of Al Qaeda, from its humble origins in the mountains of Afghanistan to the present, explaining its perseverance and adaptation since 9/11 and the limits of U.S. and  Read more...

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