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From the Publisher"Jalil Roshandel and Sharon Chadha have written the definitive account of Jihadism. With clarity, breadth, and depth, they delve into the men, money, and ideas which support this lethal phenomenon in the Middle East and around the world. Jihad and International Security should be a must-read for policymakers, jourbanalists, and anyone wanting to understand the roots, ideology, and tactics of what is today perhaps the West's greatest challenge."
—Michael Rubin, Editor, Middle East Quarterly
"The authors of this welcome volume ask the hard questions about the ideology motivating global jihadists; they also provide some balanced and sensible policy recommendations. Both for its overview and its practicality, this book will stand apart from others. It deserves a wide readership, not just in government circles, but for all those concerned to understand how the war on terror is to be fought and won."
—Bruce Lawrence, Professor of Islamic Studies, Director, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke University
"In a spare and focused analysis, Roshandel and Chadha explain the where-what-how-and-who of jihad, the concept that inspires Islamist violence. They convincingly trace its intellectual origins and survey its current manifestations, and conclude with smart insights for countering this worldwide scourge."
—Daniel Pipes, Director, Middle East Forum
"Roshandel and Chadha have written a tough, hard nosed primer on al Qaeda and the global jihad movement. They provide a basic introduction to the network's history, actions, tactics, organization, and financing, as well as the methods that have been used to fight it. They also review al Qaeda's statements, ideology, philosophy, and interpretation of Islam."
—Steven Spiegel, Professor of Political Science, Director, Middle East Regional Security Program, Burkle Center for International Relations, University of California, Los Angeles