Al Qaeda Now: Understanding Today's Terrorists

Al Qaeda Now: Understanding Today's Terrorists

by Karen J. Greenberg
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Cambridge University Press
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Al Qaeda Now: Understanding Today's Terrorists

This volume of presentations by a group of authorities on international terrorism and Al Qaeda constitute a valuable synopsis of current knowledge on this terrorist group and the policies in place to counter threats of future attacks. The articles contribute to understanding how Al Qaeda has evolved from a movement to an ideology, what influence it has on Middle East stability and what continued threat it is to the United States, Europe, and other areas of the world. The contributors, from academia, research centers, government agencies and the media, represent a cross section of recognized experts on Al Qaeda and international terrorism. Karen J. Greenberg is the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security at the New York University School of Law. She is a visiting Professor of European Studies at New York University and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is co-editor of The Torture Papers (Cambridge, 2005).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521676274
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/05/2005
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: 1. Al Qaeda now James Fallows, Peter Bergen, Bruce Hoffman and Steve Simon; 2. Who joins Al Qaeda? Yosri Fouda, Jessica Stern, Marc Sageman and Steve Coll; 3. Al Qaeda in Europe: today's battlefield Steven Clemons, Rohan Gunaratna, Ursula Mueller and Georg Mascolo; 4. Militant Islam: on the wane or on the rise? Salameh Nematt and Michael Scheuer; 5. The United States vs. Al Qaeda: a progress report Karen J. Greenberg, Daniel Benjamin, Col. Pat Lang and Reuel Gerecht; 6. Al Qaeda's media strategy Peter Bergen, Henry Schuster, Octavia Nasr and Paul Eedle; 7. The real twin towers: Al Qaeda's influence on Saudi Arabia and Pakistan Arif Lalani, Hamid Mir, Anatol Lieven and Lawrence Wright; Part II. Translated Transcripts of Statements by Bin laden since 9/11.

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