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Global Jihadist Terrorism

Terrorist Groups, Zones of Armed Conflict and National Counter-Terrorism Strategies

9781800371293 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Paul Burke, Senior Researcher, ERC Project on Counter-Terrorism Ethics, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, Doaa' Elnakhala, non-resident Research Manager,Carnegie-Middle East Center, Lebanon and consultant, Athletic Integrity Unit, Monaco and Seumas Miller, Professor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University, Australia, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, UK
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80037 129 3 Extent: 352 pp
This insightful book provides a unified repository of information on jihadist terrorism. Offering an integrated treatment of terrorist groups, zones of armed conflict and counter-terrorism responses from liberal democratic states, it presents fresh empirical perspectives on the origins and progression of conflict, and contemporary global measures to combat terrorist activity.

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This insightful book provides a unified repository of information on jihadist terrorism. Offering an integrated treatment of terrorist groups, zones of armed conflict and counter-terrorism responses from liberal democratic states, it presents fresh empirical perspectives on the origins and progression of conflict, and contemporary global measures to combat terrorist activity.

Bringing together a multi-disciplinary team of scholars and professionals, the book examines the growth and activities of four key terrorist organisations: al-Qaeda, Islamic State, Hamas and Lashkar-e-Taiba. It discusses their theologies, motivations and the threat that they pose to liberal democracies through terrorist attacks. Chapters contain perspectives and case studies on zones of armed conflict in which terrorist organisations are being fought directly in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Israel–Palestine, evaluating the historic roots of these conflicts and their evolution over time. It also examines national efforts in the US, the UK, France, India and Israel in combating terrorism, considering the preventative measures and activities of intelligence and security agencies through personal interviews conducted with service and retired professionals.

Based on crucial empirical investigations conducted by intelligence professionals, scholars, research specialists and journalists, this is critical reading for researchers and advanced students in terrorism studies, international studies and conflict resolution, as well as those studying political science more broadly. It will also benefit policy-makers and intelligence and law enforcement specialists in need of a comparative study of contemporary counter-terrorism responses.


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Contributors include: Paul Burke, Anthony Davis, Doaa’ Elnakhala, Seumas Miller, Michael Robillard
Contents
Contents:

Foreword xi
Acknowledgement xiii
1 Introduction to Global Jihadist Terrorism 1
Paul Burke, Doaa’ Elnakhala and Seumas Miller

PART I TERRORIST GROUPS
2 Al-Qaeda 10
Paul Burke
3 The so-called Islamic State 36
Michael Robillard
4 Hamas 58
Doaa’ Elnakhala
5 Lashkar-e-Taiba 84
Anthony Davis

PART II ZONES OF ARMED CONFLICT
6 Afghanistan 107
Anthony Davis
7 Iraq 133
Paul Burke
8 Syria 167
Michael Robillard
9 Palestine‒Israel 188
Doaa’ Elnakhala

PART III NATIONAL COUNTER-TERRORISM RESPONSES
10 National counter-terrorism responses: United States of America 212
Michael Robillard
11 National counter-terrorism responses: United Kingdom 233
Paul Burke
12 National counter-terrorism responses: France 253
Doaa’ Elnakhala
13 National counter-terrorism responses: Israel 277
Doaa’ Elnakhala
14 National counter-terrorism responses: India 299
Anthony Davis

Index 321

This title is available for Open Access via Elgaronline.

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