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The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Jacob N. Shapiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do terrorist groups control their members? Do the tools that groups use to monitor their operatives and enforce discipline create security vulnerabilities that governments can exploit? This is ... More


The Insider’s View on Terrorist Organizations

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explores the managerial challenges inherent in terrorism by analyzing 108 memoirs written by participants in terrorist organizations that carried descriptions of individual's activities ... More


Organizing Al-Qa’ida in Iraq’s Operations and Finances

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines one of the most prominent terrorist groups in the last twenty years, al-Qa'ida in Iraq (AQI), using a host of the group's internal documents to study its financial and ... More


Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Sayed Khatab

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774164996
eISBN:
9781617971075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Beginning with an examination of medieval Islamic fundamentalist movements such as Kharjism, Ibadism, Hanbalism, and Wahhabism, this book looks at the similarities and differences between them and ... More


The Origins of Fundamentalism

Sayed Khatab

in Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774164996
eISBN:
9781617971075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines four medieval movements to which al-Qa'ida networks are the legatees. The four sections of this chapter focus on Kharijism, 'Ibadism, Hanbalism, and Wahhabism. Kharijism is the ... More


From Fundamentalism to Neo-jihadism

Sayed Khatab

in Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774164996
eISBN:
9781617971075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the connections between medieval and modern movements in greater detail. It investigates the transformation from medieval fundamentalism to the recent neo-jihadist ideology ... More


Al-Qaʻida

Sayed Khatab

in Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774164996
eISBN:
9781617971075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter investigates the war in Afghanistan, the establishment of al-Qa'ida, the transformation of Usama bin Laden from an exclusively Afghan-based jihadist to an al-Qa'ida neo-jihadist, the ... More


Ideology

Sayed Khatab

in Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774164996
eISBN:
9781617971075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter investigates al-Qa'ida's neo-jihadist ideology and compares it with the notion of jihad and the qualifications to it in the Muslim consensus. It also explores the question of who ... More


Al-Qaʻida's Tactics

Sayed Khatab

in Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774164996
eISBN:
9781617971075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter investigates al-Qa'ida's political tactics before and after September 11, al-Qa'ida's plan of action, the principles underpinning al-Qa'ida's military actions, and al-Qa'ida's political ... More


Inside al-Qaʻida: The Ideological War

Sayed Khatab

in Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774164996
eISBN:
9781617971075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter investigates the ongoing ideological war within al-Qa'ida. It focuses on the theo-political and ideological disputes between the main ideologues of global jihad, and looks, among other ... More


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