In the Name of God
From the Foreword by Dr. Rohan Gunaratna: In the Name of God-Jan Aagaard and Lars Erslev Andersen discuss the evolution of the global terrorist landscape during the past three decades. The most profound developments they identify are, first, the shift in the gravity of terrorism from the Syrian-controlled Biqa Valley in Lebanon to Afghanistan; second, the background shift in the epicenter of international terrorism from Afghanistan to Iraq; third, the newest land of jihad; and fourth, the morphing of Al Queda from a group into a global movement. In this important work, Aagaard and Andersen provide the background information, both the understanding and the knowledge for the West to formulate and develop a response beyond operational counter terrorism. I recommend this important work for both the generalist and the specialist.
Publication Date: 7/1/2005