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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


Terrorism and extremism

Stephen Emerson and Hussein Solomon

in African security in the twenty-first century: Challenges and opportunities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526122735
eISBN:
9781526136190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122735.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Since September 2001, the struggle against international terrorism and extremism across the globe has become a defining security paradigm of the 21st century. Africa is now an inescapable and ... More


Ambiguities of Salafism in Mauritania: The State, Clerics, and Violence

Frederic Wehrey and Anouar Boukhars

in Salafism in the Maghreb: Politics, Piety, and Militancy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190942403
eISBN:
9780190942441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942403.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Modern Salafism in Mauritania surged in the late 1970s and 1980s amid an influx of Gulf funding and religious activity, combined with a wave of urbanization. Its growth has always been tempered and ... More


Algeria: A Society on the Brink

Luis Martinez

in The State in North Africa: After the Arab Uprisings

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197506547
eISBN:
9780197520796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197506547.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter Six entitled “Algeria: A Society on the Brink” analyses how Algeria, considered a country on the edge of a precipice, has been able to overcome the threats it faces. From civil war in the ... More


Spreading: Al-Qaeda’s Branches in Algeria, Yemen, and Somalia

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/9780190205607.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines al-Qaeda’s subsequent expansion. It examines al-Qaeda’s branching out to Algeria (2006), Yemen (2007), and Somalia (2010). While in Algeria and Somalia al-Qaeda chose to merge ... More


Inside the Propaganda Machine of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its Evolution Following the Rise of Islamic State

Valentina Bartolucci

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/9780190650292.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The strategic communication of violent extremist organizations have evolved dramatically in the past few years. This chapter examines the evolution of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in ... More


Boko Haram and Islamic State

Virginia Comolli

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/9780190650292.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter briefly charts the emerge of the violent Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria before detailing its international connections and interactions with Al-Qaeda and, more significantly, ... More


Making Nigeria Ungovernable: (2009–2012)

Michael Nwankpa

in The Boko Haram Reader: From Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190908300
eISBN:
9780190943189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908300.003.0080
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter three captures the beginning of Boko Haram’s jihad and the initial stages of the post-2009 violence: 2009-2012, following the brutal and extrajudicial killing of Muhammad Yusuf by the ... More


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