Shopping Bag

0 item(s) in cart/ total: $0    view cart
War Without End - The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response
War Without End - The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response

War Without End - The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response

by Dilip Hiro

Your Price: $40.00
In Stock.

Product ID:9639

Language

English

Publisher

Roli Books

ISBN

8174362444 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 513

Binding

Paperback

Dilip Hiro
Shipping Note: This item usually arrives at your doorstep in 10-15 days

Author: Dilip Hiro
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 513
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174362444

Description

"The first war of the twenty-first century" - that is how President George W Bush described the start of a war against terror signaled by the catastrophic terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. on September 11. In reality, though, this conflict began during the presidency of Bill Clinton in August 1998 when the US responded to the Islamist terrorists' bombing of American embassies in Nairobi and Dar as Salaam.

This book provides the historical and political context to explain these acts of terror and the West's response. After providing a brief history of Islam as a religion and as a socio-political ideology, Dilip Hiro outlines the Islamist movements that have thrived in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, and their changing relationship with America. It is within this framework that he describes the rising menace of Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaida network.

Hero examines the Pentagon's amazingly swift victory over the Taliban in Afghanistan. He then discusses the implication 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.

Contents

Illustrations
Maps
Prologue
Preface

Part I
ISLAM

The Rise of Islam: Sunnis and Shies
Orthodox Islam and Sufism
Islam in modern times

Part II
ISLAMIC IDEOLOGIES and FUNDAMENTALIST STATES

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and its offshoots
Saudi Arabia: the oldest fundamentalist state
Afghanistan: fundamentalism victorious, with American backing

Part III
ISLAMIST TERRORISM and GLOBAL RESPONASE

Bombing of US embassies: a wake-up call
Eighty minutes that shook the world and global response
Ongoing war against terror: an uncharted territory
Summary and conclusions

Epilogue

Notes
Abbreviations
Glossary of foreign terms
Appendix I: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1368
Appendix II: United Nationals Security Council Resolution 1373
Select Bibliography
Index

Related Items

Recently Viewed Items