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With field notes accumulated in a Syrian environment not generally hospitable to research and inquiry, Nibras Kazimi provides a unique view of the Syrian regime and its base at home, filling a void in our understanding of the intelligence barons and soldiers who run that country. He offers a look at the tactical, propagandists and strategic ingredients required, in jihadist eyes, for a successful jihad—and whether those ingredients are available in Syria.
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Syria through Jihadist Eyes: A Perfect Enemy

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Overview

With field notes accumulated in a Syrian environment not generally hospitable to research and inquiry, Nibras Kazimi provides a unique view of the Syrian regime and its base at home, filling a void in our understanding of the intelligence barons and soldiers who run that country. He offers a look at the tactical, propagandists and strategic ingredients required, in jihadist eyes, for a successful jihad—and whether those ingredients are available in Syria.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817910761
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 4/26/2010
  • Series: Hoover Institution Press Publication
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 324 KB

Meet the Author

Nibras Kazimi is a visiting scholar at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. He also contributed regular columns to the New York Sun and Prospect Magazine (UK).
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction--8 A Note on the Terms ‘‘Nusayri-‘Alawite’’ and ‘‘Bilad al-sham’’--9 The Legacy of Textual Incitements to Jihad--17 From Threat to Nuisance--24 Back to Being a Threat--32 A Global Call for Arms--54 Expressions of Sectarianism--75 Implications for Policy--85 Notes--109 About the Author--111 About the Hoover Institution’s Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Orde--r113 Index
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