The Globalization of Terror

The Globalization of Terror : The Challenge of Al-Qaida and the Response of the International Community

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The terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 was the climax of a course plotted by Osama Bin-Laden to bring about his apocalyptic vision of a decisive clash between the Western and Moslem worlds. This volume details the organizational workings and belief system of Bin-Laden's brutal campaign. The authors explore the background and objectives of the attacks, the elaborate planning that went into them, and the process of their practical execution. In addition to its factual account, the text makes a significant contribution to scholarly and theoretical research dealing with international terror. It offers analysis of the Afghan "alumni", who had previously fought the Soviets in the 1980s, within the overall tapestry related to modern international terror. The authors detail how their activities evolved from a movement of national self-defence to the militant worldview identified with radical Islam. The book reveals, as well, the organizational structure so carefully erected by Bin-Laden and his associates, in order to realize the vision of a worldwide Islamic Caliphate in practical terms.
It is also intended to work as a set of guidelines for newcomers to the world of international terrorism, including anti-terror task forces, heads of security companies and professionals in the field.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 162.1 x 236.2 x 24.1mm | 512.57g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Transaction Publishers
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0765801973
  • 9780765801975
  • 2,227,556

About Yoram Schweitzer

Yoram Schweitzer is a researcher at the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzlia, Israel. He has published many articles in Israel and abroad. Shaul Shay is a research fellow at the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzlia, Israel and heads the Israel Defense Forces' Department of History. Among his books are Terror at the Command of the Imam, The Endless Jihad, The Israeli-Iraqi Confrontation 1948-2000. Meir Dagan is former counter-terrorism coordinator of the Prime Minister's Office and is currently head of the Israeli Mossad.
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