War Without End

War Without End

The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response

Book - 2002 | Rev. ed.
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This book provides the historical and political context to explain acts of terror, including the September 11th, and the bombing of American Embassies in Nairobi and Dar as Salaam and the West's responses. Providing a brief history of Islam as a religion and as socio-political ideology, Dilip Hiro goes on to outline the Islamist movements that have thrived in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, and their changing relationship with America. It is within this framework that the rising menace of Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaida network is discussed.

The Pentagon's amazingly swift victory over the Taliban in Afghanistan is examined along with implications of the Bush Doctrine, encapsulated in his declaration, 'so long as anybody is terrorizing established governments, there needs to be a war' - a recipe for war without end.

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Edition: Rev. ed.
ISBN: 9780415288026
0415288029
9780415288019
0415288010
Branch Call Number: 956.04 H668
Characteristics: xxxiv, 513 p. : ill., maps.

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