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Chechnya's Terrorist Network: The Evolution of Terrorism in Russia's North Caucasus

By Elena E. Pokalova
  • ISBN Code: : 1440831556
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 259
  • Category : Political Science
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This expert's view into the strategic directions, tactics, leaders, and significant attacks connected to Chechen and North Caucasus terrorists examines the network's operations as well as the success of Russia's counterterrorist responses. • Discusses different strands of terrorist movements that emerged over time in the North Caucasus • Includes tables, maps, and charts to help support content and reinforce visual learning • Analyzes the significance of the jihadi ideology in the North Caucasus • Examines the structural dynamics behind terrorist attacks over time

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  • Pdf File: jihadi-culture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Al-Qaida and Islamic State continue to captivate the world with their extreme violence. While much attention has been given to the operations and doctrines of jihadi groups, this is the first book to explore their culture. Using a wealth of primary sources, the authors examine what goes on inside these organizations and what daily life is like for the foot-soldiers. They show that Islamist militants have a rich aesthetic culture and do much more than fight and train. Life in a jihadi group is in fact filled with poetry and music, and fighters spend time on surprising things like dream interpretation and weeping. Readers will discover an entirely new perspective on radical Islamists: that despite their reputation as macho men, they value humility, artistic sensitivity, and displays of emotion. Cultural practices are essential for understanding the jihadi worldview and may shed important new light on decision-making and recruitment processes in extremist groups. This original book will interest anyone in academia, government, or the general public who is intrigued by the appeal and resilience of the jihadi movement.

Credinţa prin sabie

By Alan G. Jamieson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Editura NICULESCU
  • Book Code : 6063804331
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 249
  • Pdf File: credinţa-prin-sabie.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Odată cu înmulţirea actelor teroriste şi a confruntărilor militare din ultimul timp, precum şi cu apariţia ideologiilor fundamentaliste care se radicalizează din ce în ce mai mult, conflictul dintre creştini şi musulmani este, poate, mai vizibil ca oricând – însă nu este deloc unul nou. Alan G. Jamieson analizează, în lucrarea de faţă, lunga şi însângerata istorie a conflictului dintre creştini şi musulmani, scoţând în evidenţă, în studiul său concis, dar cuprinzător, cât de mult se leagă acest vechi conflict de evenimente decisive din istoria lumii Credinţa prin sabie începe cu primele secole zbuciumate ale conflictului, analizând preceptele religioase care au stat la baza ciocnirilor dintre creştini şi musulmani şi care, ulterior, au alimentat legendarele cruciade, Traversând întreaga întindere a teritoriilor arabe şi a celor creştine, Alan G. Jamieson tace cronica furtunoasei epopei de la cuceririle arabe din secolul al Vll-lea, până la apariţia puternicului Imperiu Otoman şi prăbuşirea sa la sfârşitul Primului Război Mondial. în această carte, autorul analizează dinamica complexă a secolului XX, când lumea creştină a rost transformată în Occidentul secular, iar naţiunile islamice s-au eliberat de sub colonialismul european pentru a înfiinţa guverne care oscilează între laic şi religios. De la Revoluţia Iraniană din 1979 la criza ostaticilor din liban şi la recentele războaie din Siria, Irak şi Afganistan, Credinţa prin sabie scoate în evidenţă esenţa acestei îndelungate lupte, precum şi consecinţele sale.