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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.
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In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. Morethan ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result ofthis war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments and the largely rural Muslim tribal societies on the peripheries  Read more...
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Ahmed, Akbar S.
Thistle and the drone : how America's war on terror became a global war on tribal Islam.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2013003952
(OCoLC)794708161
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Akbar S Ahmed
ISBN: 9780815723790 0815723792
OCLC Number: 830324481
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (Political Science) 2013
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 440 pages) : illustrations, maps
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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