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Al-Qaida and the 9/11 Decade

Alia Brahimi

in Illusions of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265901
eISBN:
9780191772047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265901.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The declaration of a Caliphate in June 2014 by an al-Qaida offshoot implied a strong sense of political–religious unity, but, in reality, the announcement reflected deep division at the heart of ... More


Stepping into Uncharted Territory: Al-Qaeda’s First Expansions

Barak Mendelsohn

in The al-Qaeda Franchise: The Expansion of al-Qaeda and Its Consequences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190205607
eISBN:
9780190462215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205607.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter tells the story of al‐Qaeda’s first wave of expansion, the launching of branches in Saudi Arabia (2003) and Iraq (2004). Al‐Qaeda’s Saudi branch (AQAP) took the form of in‐house ... More


Decentralization (2008–10)

Petter Nesser

in Islamist Terrorism in Europe: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190264024
eISBN:
9780190638566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264024.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The chapter examines a number of terrorist plots in Europe in the period 2008–10, a period in which al-Qaida’s central organization was under pressure, whereas its regional branches were on the rise. ... More


A Heterogeneous Threat (2011–15)

Petter Nesser

in Islamist Terrorism in Europe: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190264024
eISBN:
9780190638566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264024.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter Nine examines jihadi terrorism in Europe in the wake of the Arab Spring and the death of bin Laden. It details a situation where the threat to Europe was becoming increasingly heterogeneous, ... More


Questioning Failure, Stability, and Risk in Yemen

Sarah Phillips

in Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190246211
eISBN:
9780190638511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190246211.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter provides an in-depth study of the impact that Western conceptions of stability and state failure have had on the actions of the international community, particularly those of the United ... More


Al-Qaeda and Islamic State in Yemen: A Battle for Local Audiences

Elisabeth Kendall

in Jihadism Transformed: Al-Qaeda and Islamic State's Global Battle of Ideas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190650292
eISBN:
9780190686499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650292.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book chapter begins by showing how Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) speaks to local audiences at both practical and emotional levels, rather than just through religious ideology. It ... More


The Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki: A Constitutional Analysis

H. Jefferson Powell and Philip C. Bobbitt

in Targeting Americans: The Constitutionality of the U.S. Drone War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190492847
eISBN:
9780190492878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492847.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter analyzes the constitutionality of the targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen whom the executive branch believed to be a senior planner for AQAP (a regional branch of ... More


The Global and the Local: Al-Qaeda and Yemen’s Tribes

Marieke Brandt

in Tribes and Global Jihadism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190864545
eISBN:
9780190943271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864545.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapters analyses the rise of al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch and underlines the importance of local narratives for the success of any movement in Yemen. In the beginning, the relationship between ... More


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