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The American Military Advisor: Dealing with Senior... Cover Image
Added August 08, 2008
The American Military Advisor: Dealing with Senior Foreign Officials in the Islamic World. Authored by Mr. Michael J. Metrinko.
Using different weapons and different skill sets, the military officer serving as an advisor can win--or lose--important battles. His relationship with foreign officials affects overall American strategy, and can translate into long-term victory for the United States.
Balik Terrorism: The Return of the Abu Sayyaf... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2005
Balik Terrorism: The Return of the Abu Sayyaf. Authored by Dr. Zachary Abuza.
The author analyzes the historical roots and recent resurgence of the Abu Sayyaf as a terrorist organization. He examines the triangular relationship between the ASG, Jemaah Islamiyah, and the Moro Islamic Liberation front, and the impact that this relationship has on Philippine and regional security.
Saudi Arabia: Islamic Threat, Political Reform, an... Cover Image
Added March 01, 2005
Saudi Arabia: Islamic Threat, Political Reform, and the Global War on Terror. Authored by Dr. Sherifa D. Zuhur.
What should the United States do about Saudi Arabia? What is the best course for strategic cooperation with Saudi Arabia in light of Islamic extremism in the Kingdom, and calls for political and religious reform?
Islamic Rulings on Warfare... Cover Image
Added November 01, 2004
Islamic Rulings on Warfare. Authored by Dr. Sherifa D. Zuhur, LTCDR Youssef H Aboul-Enein.
Why do Muslims claim that beheadings, hostage-taking, and suicide attacks are un-Islamic? If key Islamic texts argue for proper conduct in war, why are they being misinterpreted?
Female Suicide Bombers... Cover Image
Added June 01, 2004
Female Suicide Bombers. Authored by Ms Debra D Zedalis.
Female suicide bombers have been used in the past, but the spate of these type bombings in different venues, in different countries, and for different terrorist organizations encourages closer examination of this phenomenon. The author looks at the history, characteristics, and changes, and also provides within a strategic assessment the implications of change in future female suicide bombings.
Strategic Consequences of the Iraq War: U.S. Secur... Cover Image
Added May 01, 2004
Strategic Consequences of the Iraq War: U.S. Security Interests in Central Asia Reassessed. Authored by Dr. Elizabeth Wishnick.
The U.S.-led war in Iraq complicates security cooperation between the United States and Central Asia at a time when other regional powers—especially Russia, China, and India—are competing for influence in the region more overtly. The author argues that the United States should do more to address the underlying human security problems in Central Asia, which increase its vulnerability to terrorist movements.
The United States and Iraq's Shi'ite Clergy: Partn... Cover Image
Added February 01, 2004
The United States and Iraq's Shi'ite Clergy: Partners or Adversaries? Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
The author addressed the critical need to gain the cooperation or at least the passive tolerance of the Shi'ite clerics and community. Such an effort could become more challenging as time goes on, and one of the recurring themes of this monograph is the declining patience of the Shi'ite clergy with the U.S. presence. Some key Shi'ite clerics are deeply suspicious of the United States, exemplified by conspiracy theories.
Socio-Economic Roots of Radicalism?: Towards Expla... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2003
Socio-Economic Roots of Radicalism?: Towards Explaining the Appeal of Islamic Radicals. Authored by Prof. Alan Richards.
The author addresses the critical questions involved in understanding and coping with the roots of Islamic radicalism. He provides particular attention to the links between radicalism and a series of crises associated with modernization in the Islamic World. The result is a thoughtful and probing study including policy recommendations for U.S. military and civilian decisionmakers that makes intelligible the complex subject of Islamic radicalism.
Nationalism, Sectarianism, and the Future of the U... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2003
Nationalism, Sectarianism, and the Future of the U.S. Presence in Post-Saddam Iraq. Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
The author addresses the critical questions involved in understanding the background of Iraqi national identity and the ways in which it may evolve in the future to either the favor or detriment of the United States. He pays particular attention to the issue of Iraqi sectarianism and the emerging role of the Shi'ite Muslims, noting the power of an emerging but fractionalized clergy.
Jihadi Groups, Nuclear Pakistan, and the New Great... Cover Image
Added August 01, 2001
Jihadi Groups, Nuclear Pakistan, and the New Great Game. Authored by Dr. M. Ehsan Ahrari.
The author assesses Jihadi groups from the framework of a new "Great Game" for influence in Central Asia involving an array of states. He argues that, if this competition leads to increased violence, outside states including the United States could be drawn in. On the other hand, if the region stabilizes, it could provide solid economic and political partners for the United States. A well-designed American strategy, Ahrari contends, might help avoid crises or catastrophe.
A Theory of Fundamentalism: An Inquiry into the Or... Cover Image
Added September 01, 1995
A Theory of Fundamentalism: An Inquiry into the Origin and Development of the Movement. Authored by Dr. Stephen C. Pelletiere.
Islamic fundamentalism is growing at such a rapid rate that many believe it threatens to take over the Middle East. To prevent this, enormous resources have been summoned, not only from within the region, but in the West as well. The author concludes by building a theory about fundamentalism, which implies a need to redirect policy for coping with it. Dr. Pelletiere maintains that the solution is not to try to crush the movement--that has been attempted numerous times and consistently has failed.
Shari'a Law, Cult Violence and System Change in Eg... Cover Image
Added April 01, 1994
Shari'a Law, Cult Violence and System Change in Egypt: The Dilemma Facing President Mubarak. Authored by Dr. Stephen C. Pelletiere.
Egypt is one of the more economically deprived countries in the world. Societal stress is a major challenge. Few believe that Egypt will escape the poverty that has for so long oppressed it. This study looks at the unrest, identifies the forces behind it, and prescribes steps that can be taken to alleviate the situation.