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This incisive text casts a clear light on globalization and terrorism as Jamal R. Nassar carefully defines these twin concepts, placing them in historical as well as political context. In addition to updated case studies of Palestine and Northern Ireland, the author has added cases on the Iraq and Afghan wars and applies their lessons to other examples of conflict including the Congo, Chechnya, and Colombia in order to internationalize our understanding of how globalization and terrorism operate in a range of situations. Nassar also considers the impact of the current worldwide recession and the potential for future global relations under the Obama administration. Yet even as the author offers a profound critique of Western hegemony, he conveys hope for an enlightened global interdependence-embracing the power of the dream over the nightmare.
1 Globalization and Terrorism 1
2 Terrorism and Its Root Causes 23
3 Palestine 43
4 Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Conflicts 71
5 Middle Eastern Islamist Terrorism 97
6 Conclusion 113
Selected Bibliography 133
About the Author 147
Posted September 9, 2004
This book forces us to reexamine the present modes of thinking on two of the most controversial, and often misunderstood, topics of our time. It is necessary to any study of terrorism during the era of 'globalization.' Professor Nassar's work creates a lively discussion in any setting. Every person concerned with contemporary politics ought to read it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.