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  • THE EXILE


    ISBN: 9781408858769
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle: THE FLIGHT OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

    Author: CATHERINE SCOTT-CLARK

     4,595
  • TERRORISM, CRIMINAL LAW AND POLITICS


    ISBN: 9780367189044
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: THE DECLINE OF THE POLITICAL OFFENCE EXCEPTION TO EXTRADITION

    Author: JULIA JANSSON

     48,432
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF TERRORISM AND COUNTERTERRORISM


    ISBN: 9781138381407
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: 2ND ED
    Author: TUSHAR K. GHOSH

     20,583
  • CONTEMPORARY MILITARY STRATEGY AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR


    ISBN: 9781628927955
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY
    Subtitle: US AND UK ARMED FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ 2001-2012

    Author: ALASTAIR FINLAN

     32,287
  • THE PASHTUNS

    The Pashtuns are perhaps the largest ethnic group in the world without a country of their own. They inhabit a continuous stretch of land from the Hindu Kush to the Indus, across Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan used the Pashtun dominated areas in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) as a launching pad against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s and later during the US-led War on Terror. In the process FATA was kept in a constitutional and informational black hole. The discontent finally burst in 2018 when the extra-judicial killing of a Pashtun youth led to widespread protests. This book by veteran analyst Tilak Devasher fulfils a gap in the geopolitical understanding of South Asia, given the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the shifting power equations in the region.

    Author: TILAK DEVASHER
    ISBN: 9789394407633
    ISBN: 9789394407633
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: A CONTESTED HISTORY
    Author: TILAK DEVASHER

     1,695
  • PAKISTAN: THE BALOCHISTAN CONUNDRUM

    Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest province, is a complex region fraught with conflict and hostility, ranging from an enduring insurgency and sectarian violence to terror strikes and appalling human rights violations.

    In his third book on Pakistan, Tilak Devasher analyses why Balochistan is such a festering sore for Pakistan. With his keen understanding of the region, he traces the roots of the deep-seated Baloch alienation to the princely state of Kalat’s forced accession to Pakistan in 1948. This alienation has been further solidified by the state’s rampant exploitation of the province, leading to massive socio-economic deprivation.

    Is the Baloch insurgency threatening the integrity of Pakistan? What is the likelihood of an independent Balochistan? Has the situation in the province become irretrievable for Pakistan? Is there a meeting ground between the mutually opposing narratives of the Pakistan state and the Baloch nationalists?

    Devasher examines these issues with a clear and objective mind backed by meticulous research that goes to the heart of the Baloch conundrum.

    Author: TILAK DEVASHER
    ISBN: 9789353570705
    ISBN: 9789353570705
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS INDIA
    Subtitle:
    Author: TILAK DEVASHER

     1,795
  • MY JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF TERROR

    An alarming and enlightening first-hand account of what’s really going on behind the borders of the Islamic State.
    ISIS, IS, the ISLAMIC State. It’s an organization that has taken on chilling associations due to the horrific deeds committed in its name. ISIS beheads journalists and yet one, Jurgen Todenhofer, was invited to visit its fighters in Mosul, after months of negotiations. Accompanied by his son, Frederic Todenhofer, who photographed the journey, he asked them to explain their beliefs, motivations, and goals. This book, the most in-depth research conducted on the terror group so far, is the result of those conversations. My Journey into the Heart of Terror shows how the organization grew from its al-Qaeda roots and the role the West has played, both past and present. Along the way, Todenhofer offers startling insights into what ISIS thinks, what it wants and how it can be defeated. Only by understanding our enemies, Todenhofer believes, can we combat ISIS radical, un-Islamic vision and the terror and destruction it brings.
    ISBN: 9781925321463
    AUTHOR: JURGEN TODENHOFER
    ISBN: 9781925321463
    Publisher: SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: TEN DAYS IN THE ISLAMICSTATE
    Author: JURGEN TODENHOFER

     2,495
  • JIHADISM IN PAKISTAN

    Pakistan is host to the largest concentration of jihadist groups in the world. Since the 1980s, the Pakistani state has been accused of sponsoring local jihadist groups and sending Pakistani volunteers to support them.

    This book is based on almost 114 interviews, conducted mainly in Urdu and Pashto, from within Al-Qaeda and affiliated jihadist groups. It examines the relationship between the Pakistani security agencies and Al-Qaeda, and how they both became entangled and used by the local jihadists they were themselves trying to exploit. The interviews paint a picture of the shifting strategies and priorities of the different jihadi groups in the early 21st century, covering their ideological objectives, their agreements and disagreements over tactics, as well as pressure from rival militant groups and internal factionalism.

    The book is the most in-depth study of jihadism in Pakistan, and Antonio Giustozzi highlights the strategies global jihadists deployed after 9/11 and how Al-Qaeda tried to manage the largest jihadist group in Pakistan, the Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The book also covers other key issues in South Asian security, such as the impact of Islamic State on Al Qaeda’s power after 2014, why Al-Qaeda continue to back the TTP, and what is happening with the groups focused on taking jihad to Kashmir and India.

    ISBN: 9780755647385

    AUTHOR: ANTONIO GIUSTOZZI
    ISBN: 9780755647385
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: AL-QAEDA, ISLAMIC STATE AND THE LOCAL MILITANTS
    Author: ANTONIO GIUSTOZZI

     1,495
  • FAITH, UNITY, DISCIPLINE

    Established in the wake of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947-8 by the Australian army officer Major-General Walter Cawthorne, then Deputy Chief of Staff in the Pakistan Army, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for years remained an under-developed and obscure agency. In 1979, the organisation’s growing importance was felt during the Soviet war in Afghanistan , as it worked hand in glove with the CIA to support the mujahideen resistance, but its activities received little coverage in news media.Since that time, the ISI has projected its influence across the region – in 1988 its involvement in Indian Kashmir came under increasing scrutiny, and by 1995 its mentoring of what became the Afghan Taliban was well attested. But it was the organisation’s alleged links with Al Qaeda and the discovery of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, at the heart of Pakistan’s military zone, that really threw it under the spotlight. These controversies and many more have dogged the ISI, including its role in Pakistan’s testing of a nuclear weapon in 1998 and its links with A.Q. Khan.Offering fresh insights into the ISI as a domestic and international actor based on intimate knowledge of its inner workings and key individuals, this startlingly original book uncovers the hitherto shady world of Pakistan’s secret service.

    Author: HEIN G. KIESSLING

    ISBN: 9781805260349
    ISBN: 9781805260349
    Publisher: LONDON
    Subtitle: THE INTER-SERVICE-INTELLIGENCE (ISI) OF PAKISTAN
    Author: HEIN G. KIESSLING

     4,595
  • LOST TO THE WORLD

    In late August of 2011, Shahbaz Taseer was driving to his office in Lahore, Pakistan when he was dragged from his car at gunpoint and kidnapped by members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), a Taliban-affiliated terrorist group.

    Just seven months earlier, his father, Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab Province, had been shot dead by his guard for speaking out against Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.

    For almost five years Shahbaz was held captive, moved ever-deeper into the lawless Hindu Kush, frequently tortured and forced to endure extreme cruelty, his fate resting on his kidnappers’ impossible demands and the uneasy alliances between his captors and the Taliban and ISIS.

    Lost to the World is the remarkable true story of Taseer’s time in captivity, and of his astonishing escape. It is a story of extraordinary faith, bravery and sorrow, with moments of kindness and humour offering a hopeful light in the dark years of his imprisonment.

    By turns immensely personal and surprisingly universal, Shahbaz Taseer’s story is a testament to the enduring power of the human spirit.

    Author: SHAHBAZ TASEER

    ISBN: 9780552175357
    ISBN: 9780552175357
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: A MEMOIR OF FAITH, FAMILY, AND FIVE YEARS IN TERRORIST CAPTIVITY
    Author: SHAHBAZ TASEER

     2,795
  • SECURING PAKISTAN

    This book is a major contribution to the study of critical dimensions of Pakistan’s epic struggle against the menace of terrorism and violent extremism. It comprehensively constructs the genealogy of (counter)terrorism from the institutional perspectives, both hard and soft. Such an insight offers a promising entry point for students and researchers to explore the political and social trends affecting the counter violent extremism and terrorism landscape in Pakistan.

    Author: MUHAMMAD MAKKI, TUGHRAL YAMIN

    ISBN:  9789696379652
    ISBN: 9789696379652
    Publisher: PARAMOUNT BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MUHAMMAD MAKKI

     1,295
  • SLEEPWALKING TO SURRENDER

    Pakistan is still on the brink of becoming a failed state as a consequence of its decades-old practice of using proxy warriors in the region. Because of the weakening of the writ of the state, neither governance nor the economy can function normally; in fact, some say the two strong entities in today’s Pakistan are the Taliban and the army. Non-state actors, and the extremist terror outfits they control, pursue extortion, kidnapping and murder to fund their activities, and receive ideological, financial and logistical support from the deep state.

    The army continues to use them in its India-centric agenda. Civilian institutions are intimidated and individuals who speak out against the terror outfits become targets of their retribution. Violence, not law, increasingly commands human conduct, and the state’s willingness to enter into ‘peace talks’ with the Taliban is viewed as a form of surrender to extremism. Khaled Ahmed is Pakistan’s most respected columnist, and his formidable expertise on the ideologies of extremism is internationally acknowledged. In Sleepwalking to Surrender, he analyses the terrible toll terrorism has taken on Pakistan and appraises the portents for the future.

     
    ISBN: 9780670088966
    Publisher: PENGUIN VIKING
    Subtitle: DEALING WITH TERRORISM IN PAKISTAN
    Author: KHALED AHMED

     2,595
  • DESCENT INTO CHAOS

    In Descent Into Chaos: Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Threat to Global Security Ahmed Rashid explores the most volatile and dangerous region in the world.

    The war on terror is being lost – but not just in Iraq. As this devastating book shows, the real crisis zone now lies in central Asia. Veteran reporter Ahmed Rashid has unparalleled access to the region and knows its leading players, from presidents to warlords. Here he documents how closely Pakistan’s US-backed regime is linked with extremists; how broken promises in Afghanistan have led to a resurgent Taliban fed by drugs money; and how the largest landmass in the world is now a breeding ground for terrorism.

    In this story of squandered opportunities, misguided alliances and double-dealing, Rashid pinpoints with chilling accuracy where the true threat to our global security comes from.

    ‘Compulsively readable’
    Justin Marozzi, Evening Standard

    Profound and lively … it reads like a thriller … graphic, detailed and worrying’
    Michael Fathers, New Statesman

    ‘Gripping … a major contribution to understanding the region and the events of recent years … thought-provoking and important’
    Jason Burke, Observe

    ‘His knowledge of events and people there is second to none and the information he has gathered, often at great personal risk, makes alarming reading’
    Kim Sengupta, Independent

    ‘A superbly researched account of post-9/11 Asia … outstanding’
    Sameer Rahim, Daily Telegraph

    Author: Ahmed Rashid

    ISBN: 9780141020860
    ISBN: 9780141020860
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE WORLD’S MOST UNSTABLE REGION AND THE THREAT TO GLOBAL SECURITY
    Author: Ahmed Rashid

     1,895
  • THE WAY OF THE STRANGERS

    From Graeme Wood, author of the explosive Atlantic cover story “What ISIS Really Wants,” comes the definitive book on the history, psychology, character, and aims of the Islamic State. Based on Wood’s unprecedented access to supporters, recruiters, and high-ranking members of the most infamous jihadist group in the world, The Way of the Strangers is a riveting, fast-paced deep dive into the apocalyptic dogma that informs the group’s worldview, from the ideas that motivate it, to the “fatwa factory” that produces its laws, to its very specific plans for the future. By accepting that ISIS truly believes the end is nigh, we can understand its strategy-and predict what it will do next.

    Author: GRAEME WOOD

    ISBN: 9780241299623
    ISBN: 9780241299623
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: ENCOUNTERS WITH THE ISLAMIC STATE
    Author: GRAEME WOOD

     1,595
  • PAKISTAN ON THE BRINK

    An urgent, on-the-ground report from Pakistan–from the bestselling author of “Descent” “Into Chaos” and “Taliban” Ahmed Rashid, one of the world’s leading experts on the social and political situations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, offers a highly anticipated update on the possibilities and hazards–facing the United States after the death of Osama bin Laden and as Operation Enduring Freedom winds down. With the characteristic professionalism that has made him the preeminent independent journalist in Pakistan for three decades, Rashid asks the important questions and delivers informed insights about the future of U.S. relations with the troubled region. His most urgent book to date, “Pakistan on the Brink” is the third volume in a comprehensive series that is a call to action to our nation’s leaders and an exposition of this conflict’s impact on the security of the world.

    ISBN: 9780143122838

    AUTHOR: AHMED RASHID
    ISBN: 9780143122838
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE FUTURE OF AMERICA, PAKISTAN, AND AFGHANISTAN
    Author: Ahmed Rashid

     1,395
  • JIHAD

    An essential examination of the roots of fundamentalist rage in Central Asia, from the acclaimed author of Taliban and Descent into Chaos. Ahmed Rashid, whose masterful account of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime became required reading after September 11, turns his legendary skills as an investigative journalist to five adjacent Central Asian Republics Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan where religious repression, political corruption, and extreme poverty have created a fertile climate for militant Islam. Based on groundbreaking research and numerous interviews, Rashid explains the roots of fundamentalist rage in Central Asia, describes the goals and activities of its militant organizations, including Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda, and suggests ways of neutralizing the threat and bringing stability to the troubled region. A timely and pertinent work, Jihad is essential reading for anyone who seeks to gain a better understanding of a region we overlook at our peril.

    Author: Ahmed Rashid

    ISBN: 9780142002605
    ISBN: 9780142002605
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE RISE OF MILITANT ISLAM IN CENTRAL ASIA
    Author: Ahmed Rashid

     2,895
  • THE RETURN OF THE TALIBAN

    The first account of the new Taliban-showing who they are, what they want, and how they differ from their predecessors Since the fall of Kabul in 2021, the Taliban have effective control of Afghanistan-a scenario few Western commentators anticipated. But after a twenty-year-long bitter war against the Republic of Afghanistan, reestablishing control is a complex procedure. What is the Taliban’s strategy now that they’ve returned to power?In this groundbreaking new account, Hassan Abbas examines the resurgent Taliban as ruptures between moderates and the hardliners in power continue to widen. The group is now facing debilitating threats-from humanitarian crises to the Islamic State in Khorasan-but also engaging on the world stage, particularly with China and central Asian states. Making considered use of sources and contacts in the region, and offering profiles of major Taliban leaders, Return of the Taliban is the essential account of the movement as it develops and consolidates its grasp on Afghanistan.
    ISBN: 9780300267884
    Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY
    Subtitle: AFGHANISTAN AFTER THE AMERICANS LEFT
    Author: HASSAN ABBAS

     6,695
  • THE AL QAEDA CONNECTIONINTERNATIONAL TERRORISM, ORGANIZED CRIME, AND THE COMING APOCALYPSE

    Will Al Qaeda’s next attack on the united States be financed by the Albanian and Sicilian Mafias through the sale of illicit drugs? Will the Checchen Mafia provide the weapons used? Will sleeper agents smuggled across the Mexican border by a street gang from El Salvador carry out the strike? No other book deals with the connection between international, extremist Islamic terrorism and organized crime, a connection that has made possible the establishment of well-financed branches of al Qaeda in Latin America and the creation of terrorist cells in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Williams convincingly demonstrates that by means of this network Osama bin Laden is now in a position to execute his dream of an American Hiroshima, an apocalyptic act of mass murder within the United States. Though vigorously working to prevent such an attack, many military experts and security officials concede the probability of nuclear terrorism in America. Perhaps in the immediate future.
    ISBN: 813090375X
    Publisher: VIVA BOOKS
    Subtitle: INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM, ORGANIZED CRIME, AND THE COMING APOCALYPSE
    Author: PAUL L. WILLIAM

     950 1,523
  • TERRORISM


    ISBN: 0486444171
    Publisher: DOVER PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: FROM ROBESPIERRE TO THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND
    Author: ALBERT PARRY

     1,220
  • COUNTERING TERRORISM AND WMD


    ISBN: 0415384995
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: CREATING A GLOBAL COUNTER-TERRORISM NETWORK
    Author: PETER KATONA

     7,092