Pdf ebook: The al-Qaeda Franchise

Pdf download ebook The al-Qaeda Franchise

The al-Qaeda Franchise asks why al-Qaeda adopted a branching-out strategy, introducing seven franchises spread over the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia ...

  • Author : Barak Mendelsohn
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0190205628

Summary: The al-Qaeda Franchise asks why al-Qaeda adopted a branching-out strategy, introducing seven franchises spread over the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. After all, transnational terrorist organizations can expand through other organizational strategies. Forming franchises was not an inevitable outgrowth of al-Qaeda's ideology or its U.S.-focused strategy. The efforts to create local franchises have also undermined one of al-Qaeda's primary achievements: the creation of a transnational entity based on religious, not national, affiliation. The book argues that al-Qaeda's branching out strategy was not a sign of strength, but instead a response to its decline in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Franchising reflected an escalation of al-Qaeda's commitments in response to earlier strategic mistakes, leaders' hubris, and its diminished capabilities. Although the introduction of new branches helped al-Qaeda create a frightening image far beyond its actual capabilities, ultimately this strategy neither increased the al-Qaeda threat, nor enhanced the organization's political objectives. In fact, the rise of ISIS from an al-Qaeda branch to the dominant actor in the jihadi camp demonstrates how expansion actually incurred heavy costs for al-Qaeda. The al-Qaeda Franchise goes beyond explaining the adoption of a branching out strategy, also exploring particular expansion choices. Through nine case studies, it analyzes why al-Qaeda formed branches in some arenas but not others, and why its expansion in some locations, such as Yemen, took the form of in-house franchising (with branches run by al-Qaeda's own fighters), while other locations, such as Iraq and Somalia, involved merging with groups already operating in the target arena. It ends with an assessment of al-Qaeda's future in light of the turmoil in the Middle East, the ascendance of ISIS, and US foreign policy.


"E-booksearch.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on Amazon.com. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc, or its affiliates."

You might also like:

The al-Qaeda Franchise

The al-Qaeda Franchise

  • Author : Barak Mendelsohn
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0190205628

The al-Qaeda Franchise asks why al-Qaeda adopted a branching-out strategy, introducing seven franchises spread over the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia …

GET BOOK
Multilateral Counter-Terrorism

Multilateral Counter-Terrorism

  • Author : Peter Romaniuk
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-04-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1135156980

Contemporary terrorism is a global phenomenon requiring a globalized response. In this book Peter Romaniuk aims to assess to what extent states seek multil …

GET BOOK
Jihadism Constrained

Jihadism Constrained

  • Author : Barak Mendelsohn
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 1538118491

How threatening are al-Qaeda and the Islamic State? In Jihadism Constrained, Barak Mendelsohn suggests that although jihadi terrorism is a serious challeng …

GET BOOK
Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda

  • Author : Christopher M. Blanchard
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-06
  • Genre: N.a
  • Pages : 18
  • ISBN 10 : 1437927181

Contents: (1) Introduction: Al Qaeda: Statements 1994-2001: Founding Principles; ¿Declaration of Jihad¿; ¿Clash of Civilizations¿; (2) Al Qaeda Post-9/ …

GET BOOK
Knowing al-Qaeda

Knowing al-Qaeda

  • Author : Christina Hellmich
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 1317108949

Despite a plethora of studies devoted to it, the current understanding of al-Qaeda and the threat it poses remains vague and ambiguous. Is al-Qaeda a rigid …

GET BOOK
Al Qaeda and Affiliates

Al Qaeda and Affiliates

  • Author : John Rollins
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-11
  • Genre: Terrorism
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN 10 : 1437928994

Al Qaeda (AQ) has evolved into a significantly different terrorist org. than the one that perpetrated the 9/11 attacks. The pre-9/11 AQ was akin to a corp. …

GET BOOK
The Enemy At Home

The Enemy At Home

  • Author : Dinesh D'Souza
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2007-01-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0385521529

From THE ENEMY AT HOME: “In this book I make a claim that will seem startling at the outset. The cultural left in this country is responsible for causing …

GET BOOK
Blood Year

Blood Year

  • Author : David Kilcullen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0190600551

2014 has the potential to go down as a crucial year in modern world history. A resurgent and bellicose Russia took over Crimea and fueled a civil war in Ea …

GET BOOK
Relentless Pursuit

Relentless Pursuit

  • Author : Samuel M. Katz
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2003-09-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1466825243

Al Queda's war on America did not start on September 11, 2001. Just ask the Diplomatic Security Service. It was on February 6, 1993, that the United States …

GET BOOK
Www.terror.net

Www.terror.net

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Cyberterrorism
  • Pages : 11
  • ISBN 10 : 1437904165

GET BOOK
The Master Plan

The Master Plan

  • Author : Brian H. Fishman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0300224532

An incisive narrative history of the Islamic State, from the 2005 master plan to reestablish the Caliphate to its quest for Final Victory in 2020 Given how …

GET BOOK
Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State

Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State

  • Author : Ali Soufan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 039324203X

"Anyone who wants to understand the world we live in now should read this book." —Lawrence Wright To eliminate the scourge of terrorism, we must first kn …

GET BOOK
The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

  • Author : Fawaz A. Gerges
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0199911711

In this concise and fascinating book, Fawaz A. Gerges argues that Al-Qaeda has degenerated into a fractured, marginal body kept alive largely by the self-s …

GET BOOK
Exploring Terrorist Targeting Preferences

Exploring Terrorist Targeting Preferences

  • Author : Martin C. Libicki,Peter Chalk,Melanie W. Sisson,Melanie Sisson
  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • Release Date : 2007-03-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 0833042483

Governments spend billions to protect against terrorism. Might it help to understand what al Qaeda would achieve with each specific attack? This book exami …

GET BOOK
Road Warriors

Road Warriors

  • Author : Daniel Byman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0190646527

Ever since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, fighters from abroad have journeyed in ever-greater numbers to conflict zones in the Muslim world to …

GET BOOK
The Al-Qaeda Doctrine

The Al-Qaeda Doctrine

  • Author : Donald Holbrook
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2014-07-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1623566673

Ever since it was first established, the senior leadership of Al-Qaeda has sought to communicate its core values, rationalizations, and principles to the w …

GET BOOK
Armed Drones and Globalization in the Asymmetric War on Terror

Armed Drones and Globalization in the Asymmetric War on Terror

  • Author : Fred Aja Agwu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 1351342576

This book is a critical exploration of the war on terror from the prism of armed drones and globalization. It is particularly focused on the United States …

GET BOOK
Stalemate

Stalemate

  • Author : Greg C. Reeson
  • Publisher : Government Institutes
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 1605907723

This book argues that the United States is waging an unwinnable war against terrorism—that Muslim extremist ideology is a problem we cannot soon solve, b …

GET BOOK
Beyond al-Qaeda: Part 2, The Outer Rings of the Terrorist Universe

Beyond al-Qaeda: Part 2, The Outer Rings of the Terrorist Universe

  • Author : Angel Rabasa,Peter Chalk,Kim Cragin,Sara A. Daly,Heather S. Gregg
  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • Release Date : 2002-10-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 0833041053

Examines violent terrorist groups that, while not formally allied with al-Qaeda, could pose a threat to Americans now or in the future and to the security …

GET BOOK