This new Routledge Major Work collection of the best scholarly research and serious writing on Al Qaeda will be welcomed by researchers, students, and counter-terrorism specialists as the go-to resource. The gathered materials are mainly drawn from scholarly journals of the first rank and chapters from the most authoritative books. Also included are a small number of newspaper and magazine articles which have already made an enduring impact on what is a very new field of research.
Al Qaeda is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.
VOLUME I PART 1: The Evolving Threat 1 Rethinking Terrorism and Counterterrorism Since 9/11 bruce hoffman 2 What Changed and What Did Not on 9/11 louise richardson 3 Reevaluating Al Qa'ida's Weapons of Mass Destruction Capabilities peter bergen 4 Al Qaeda: Killers and Bunglers michael sheehan 5 The Changing Face of Al Qaeda and the Global War on Terrorism bruce hoffman 6 The Iraq Effect: The War in Iraq and its Impact on the War on Terrorism peter bergen and paul cruickshank 7 Europe's Jihadist Dilemma peter r. neumann 8 Al Qaeda Strikes Back bruce riedel 9 The Next Generation of Terror marc sageman 10 The Myth of Grass-Roots Terrorism: Why Osama bin Laden Still Matters bruce hoffman 11 Does Osama Still Call the Shots? Debating the Containment of al Qaeda's Leadership marc sageman and bruce hoffman 12 Al-Qaeda Central: An Assessment of the Threat Posed by the Terrorist Group on the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border barbara sude 13 Evaluating the Al Qa'ida Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland philip mudd 14 The Evolving Terrorist Threat in Yemen christopher boucek 15 Assessing the Jihadist Terrorist Threat to America and American Interests peter bergen, bruce hoffman and katherine tiedemann 16 The Death of Usama bin Ladin: Threat Implications for the U.S Homeland philip mudd PART 2: Safe Havens and Training 17 Jihad after Iraq: Lessons from the Arab Afghans mohammed m. hafez 18 A Nation Challenged: Al Qaeda's Grocery Lists and Manuals of Killing david rohde and c. j. chivers 19 Training on a Battlefield: Iraq as a Training Ground for Global Jihadis truls hallberg tonnessen 20 How Did Europe's Global Jihadis Obtain Training for Their Militant Causes? petter nesser 21 The Militant Pipeline Between the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region and the West paul cruickshank 22 Foreign Fighters in Somalia michael taarnby and lars hallundbaek 23 Could Al-Qaeda Turn African in the Sahel? jean-pierre filiu 24 Yemen on the Brink?: The Resurgence of al Qaeda in Yemen barak barfi VOLUME II PART 3: Al Qaeda before 9/11 25 Revisiting the Early Al Qaeda: An Updated Account of its Formative Years peter bergen and paul cruickshank 26 The Evolution of the Jihad marc sageman 27 Bin Laden Returns to Afghanistan: Getting Settled and Politicking michael scheuer 28 Bin Laden in Afghanistan: Targeting America and Expanding Al Qaeda michael scheuer 29 The Bin Laden Trial: What Did We Learn? peter bergen 30 Terrorism's Dark Master peter bergen 31 The Man Behind Bin Laden: How an Egyptian Doctor Became a Master of Terror lawrence wright 32 Inside Al Qaeda's Hard Drive: Budget Squabbles, Baby Pictures, Office Rivalries-and the Path to 9/11 alan cullison 33 Khalid Shaikh Mohammed: Family Business yosri fouda and nick fielding PART 4: Al Qaeda post 9/11 34 Survivor and Planner, 2001-2010 michael scheuer 35 The New Al-Qaeda Central craig whitlock 36 Radicalization and Subversion: Al Qaeda and the 7 July 2005 Bombings and the 2006 Airline Bombing Plot bruce hoffman 37 Retaining Relevance: Assessing Al-Qaeda's Generational Evolution jarret brachman 38 Manchester, New York and Oslo: Three Centrally Directed Al-Qa'ida Plots rafaello pantucci 39 Al-Qa'ida's Key Operative: A Profile of Mohammed Ilyas Kashmiri seth nye 40 The Leaderless Jihad's Leader bruce hoffman 41 Al Qaeda Without Bin Laden: How Terrorists Cope with Their Leader's Death brynjar lia 42 Al Qaeda in its Third Decade: Irreversible Decline or Imminent Victory? brian michael jenkins 43 Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined? nelly lahoud, stuart caudill, liam collins, gabriel koehler-derrick, don rassler and muhammad al-`ubaydi PART 5: Administration and Financing 44 Al Qaeda's Organizational Structure and its Evolution rohan gunaratna and aviv oreg 45 Cracks in the Foundation: Leadership Schisms in al-Qa'ida from 1989-2006 vahid brown 46 The Evolution of Command leah farrall 47 A Financial Profile of Al-Qaeda and its Affiliates juan miguel del cid gomez 48 Al-Qa'ida's Finances: Evidence of Organizational Decline? matthew levitt 49 Is al Qaeda Bankrupt? nathan vardi VOLUME III PART 6: Al Qaeda's Affiliates 50 Al Qa'ida Central and Local Affiliates vahid brown 51 Looking for the Pattern: Al Qaeda in Southeast Asia: The Genealogy of a Terror Network david martin jones, michael l. r. smith and mark weeding 52 Islamist Violence and Regime Stability in Saudi Arabia thomas hegghammer 53 Suicide Terrorism in Iraq: A Preliminary Assessment of the Quantitative Data and Documentary Evidence mohammed m. hafez 54 Introduction joseph felter and brian fishman 55 After the War in Iraq: What Will the Foreign Fighters Do? peter bergen 56 Al-Qaeda's Allies: Explaining the Relationship between Al-Qaeda and Various Factions of the Taliban after 2001 anne stenersen 57 A Profile of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan hassan abbas 58 Lashkar-e-Taiba in Perspective: An Evolving Threat stephen tankel 59 Defining the Punjabi Taliban Network hassan abbas 60 The Evolving Role of Uzbek-led Fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan jeremy binnie and joanna wright 61 Ideological Alignment with al Qaeda: Towards the Global Jihad michael taarnby and lars hallundbaek 62 Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Algerian Challenge or Global Threat? jean-pierre filiu 63 AQAP: Origin and Evolution (2006-2011) author name witheld PART 7: Homegrown and Al Qaeda-Inspired Networks 64 The Rise of Leaderless Jihad marc sageman 65 Confronting al-Qaeda: Understanding the Threat in Afghanistan and Beyond marc sageman 66 The Hofstad Group: The New Face of Terrorist Networks in Europe lorenzo vidino 67 A Typology of Lone Wolves: Preliminary Analysis of Lone Islamist Terrorists raffaello pantucci VOLUME IV PART 8: Root Causes 68 License to Kill: Usama bin Laden's Declaration of Jihad bernard lewis 69 Interpreting the Broader Context and Meaning of Bin-Laden's Fatwa magnus ranstorp 70 Somebody Else's Civil War michael scott doran 71 What Were the Causes of 9/11? peter bergen 72 Killing in the Name of Islam: Al-Qaeda's Justification for September 11 quintan wiktorowicz and john kaltner 73 Suicide Terrorism, Occupation, and the Globalization of Martyrdom: A Critique of Dying to Win assaf moghadam 74 Analysis: Why Arab Spring Could Be al Qaeda's Fall paul cruickshank PART 9: Radicalization and Recruitment 75 The Jihadist's Profile marc sageman 76 Radicalization in the Diaspora marc sageman 77 Terrorism in the Age of the Internet marc sageman 78 Terrorist Recruitment and Radicalization in Saudi Arabia thomas hegghammer 79 Militant Recruitment in Pakistan: Implications for Al Qaeda and Other Organizations c. christine fair 80 Europe's Angry Muslims robert s. leiken 81 Clerical Error: The Dangers of Tolerance peter bergen and paul cruickshank 82 Would-Be Warriors: Incidents of Jihadist Terrorist Radicalization in the United States Since September 11, 2001 brian michael jenkins 83 Anwar al-`Awlaqi: Profile of a Jihadi Radicalizer christopher heffelfinger 84 The Growing Danger from Radical Islamist Groups in the United States paul cruickshank 85 The Female Jihad: Al Qaeda's Women katharina von knop 86 The Danger of Prison Radicalization in the West james brandon 87 Enlisting Terror: Al-Qaeda's Recruitment Challenges paul cruickshank PART 10: Propaganda 88 Analysis and Evolution of the Global Jihadist Movement Propaganda manuel r. torres, javier jordan, and nicola horsburgh 89 Terrorists Turn to the Web as Base of Operations steve coll and susan b. glasser 90 The Web as Weapon susan b. glasser and steve coll 91 Al-Qaeda's Media Strategies marc lynch 92 The Real Online Terrorist Threat evan f. kohlmann 93 Al-Qa`ida's Extensive Use of the Internet gabriel weiman 94 Al-Qaeda Central and the Internet daniel kimmage ? VOLUME V PART 11: Ideology and Ideologues 95 The Origins of the Jihad marc sageman 96 A Genealogy of Radical Islam quintan wiktorowicz 97 The Philosopher of Islamic Terror paul berman 98 Anatomy of the Salafi Movement quintan wiktorowicz PART 12: Aims and Strategy 99 Strategic Fissures: The Near and Far Enemy Debate steven brooke 100 Changes in Zawahiri's Ideology: The Near and Far Enemies montasser al-zayyat 101 The Terrorist Calculus behind 9-11: A Model for Future Terrorism? brigitte l. nacos 102 Abu Musab Al Suri: Architect of the New Al Qaeda paul cruickshank and mohannad hage ali 103 Jihadi Strategists and Doctrinarians brynjar lia 104 Al-Qa'ida's Pakistan Strategy don rassler 105 Al-Qaeda's Palestinian Problem barak mendelsohn PART 13: Backlash and Critique 106 Introduction gilles kepel 107 The Unraveling: The Jihadist Revolt Against Bin Laden peter bergen and paul cruickshank 108 The Rebellion Within: An Al Qaeda Mastermind Questions Terrorism lawrence wright