Al-Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group, 2005-2012

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Hurst Publishers, 2013 - Insurgency - 195 pages
This title provides an in-depth look at the 'Shabaab', the only self-proclaimed branch of al-Qaeda to have gained acceptance and praise from Ayman al-Zawahiri and AQ Centre in Afghanistan.
 

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Contents

The Resurgence of Religion in Somalia
15
In the Shadow
31
Insurgency 200708
49
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73
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103
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121
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139
Bibliography
169
Index
185
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Stig Jarle Hansen is an associate professor of international relations and head of the International Relations Department at the University of Life Science, Norway. He specializes in the geopolitics of the Middle East and the Horn of Africa, as well as war economies and the links between religion and politics. His research has been published in such journals as the The Review of African Political Economy and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and he frequently appears as a commentator for the BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, and China's Channel 4. Hansen is coeditor of The Borders of Islam: Exploring Samuel Huntington's Faultlines, from Al-Andalus to the Virtual Ummah.

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