By Anne Aldis
This edited booklet addresses the appropriateness people and different counter-terrorist (CT) techniques in Europe and Eurasia, the center East, the Asia Pacific area and in Latin the US, so as to bettering their effectiveness.
The publication has 3 major objectives:
- to reconsider terrorists' strategic pursuits and resources of legitimacy and the character in their ideological support
- to investigate present US and local CT options and verify their luck in de-legitimizing terrorists and undermining their support
- to supply a strategic synthesis and coverage suggestions in mild of the study findings.
This booklet might be of curiosity to scholars of political violence and terrorism, defense stories and diplomacy commonly.
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The group’s global jihad ideology has great appeal to both associated groups waging the local jihad in conﬂict zones and radicalized Muslim cells in the migrant and diaspora communities of the West. Also known as al Qaeda core, al Qaeda central or al Qaeda classic, post-9/11 al Qaeda group is operationally weak but ideologically potent. Second, al Qaeda’s operationally associated groups consist of an umbrella of 30–40 Asian, African and Middle Eastern groups. Also known as the al Qaeda network, al Qaeda provided these groups with training, weapons, ﬁnance and ideology in Pakistan, Sudan and Afghanistan; in conﬂict zones such as Bosnia, 22 I D E O L O GY I N T E R ROR I S M AND C OUN T E R T E R RO R I S M Chechnya and Mindanao; and through the Internet.
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Ideological War on Terror : World-Wide Strategies For Counter-Terrorism by Anne Aldis