Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror

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Columbia University Press, Jun 5, 2002 - Political Science - 240 pages
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Based on five years of research, it sheds crucial new light on Al Qaeda's role in financing and training terrorists in Asia, Africa, the Caucuses, the Balkans, and the West and assesses the terror network's future in the wake of September 11.

  

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User Review  - Drury - Goodreads

Although it is slightly dated, it still presents a (relatively) clear picture of AQ. My only problem with this book was how Gunaratna tried to cram too much information into each sentence. I ... Read full review

Review: Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror

User Review  - Michael Hampshire - Goodreads

A must read for anyone who wants to learn anything about al-Qaeda from its inception to how it currently operates. Very well researched and written. Read full review

Contents

Who is Osama bin Laden?
16
Al Qaedas Organisation Ideology and Strategy
54
055 Brigade
58
Financial network
60
Training
69
Tactics
76
Ideology
84
Al Qaedas Global Network
95
Africa
151
Sudan
156
SubSaharan Africa
159
Latin America
164
Asia Al Qaedas New Theatre
167
Central Asia and Xinjiang Western China
168
China
172
South East Asia Singapore Malaysia Indonesia
174

North America
101
Europe
114
Britain
116
France
121
Netherlands Belgium Italy Spain
126
Germany
129
The Balkans
131
Role of Islamic NGOs and charities in the Balkans
132
The Caucasus
134
Egypt
135
Algeria
137
Yemen
139
UAE
141
Libya
142
Saudi Arabia
143
Iran Lebanon Hezbollah
146
Iraq
149
IsraelThe Occupied Territories
150
Indonesia
198
Thailand
203
Myanmar
204
India and Pakistan
205
Bangladesh
219
The Al Qaeda Threat and the International Response
221
Understanding the threat
222
Al Qaedas strategy
223
Damage assessment
227
Al Qaedas mindset
229
Threat trajectory
231
Shortterm Response
233
Midterm response
236
Longterm response
238
Notes
243
Index
263
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About the author (2002)

Rohan Gunaratna is research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and honorary fellow at the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Israel. Previously, he was principal investigator of the United Nations'Terrorism Prevention Branch, and he has served as a consultant on terrorism to several governments and corporations. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois, the University of Maryland, and the University of Notre Dame, and has lectured widely in Latin America,the Middle East, and Asia on terrorism and countermeasures. He is the author of six books on armed conflict.


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