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Book:The thistle and the drone : how America's War on Terror became a global war on tribal Islam / Akbar Ahmed.:c2013. Book The thistle and the drone : how America's War on Terror became a global war on tribal Islam / Akbar Ahmed.
The thistle and the drone : how America's War on Terror became a global war on tribal Islam / Akbar Ahmed.
Author: Ahmed, Akbar S
Publication year: c2013.
Language: English
Call Number DS35.74.U6 A37 2013
Media class: Book
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815723783 0815723784
Extent: xi, 424 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
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"In [this book], the third volume in [the author's] ... trilogy examining relations between America and the Muslim world, the author draws on forty case studies representing the global span of Islam to demonstrate how the U.S. has become involved directly or indirectly in each of these societies. The study provides the social and historical context necessary to understand how both central governments and tribal societies have become embroiled in America's war. Beginning with Waziristan and expanding to societies in Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere, [the author] offers a fresh approach to the conflicts studied and presents an unprecedented paradigm for understanding and winning the War on Terror"--Dust jacket.
The thistle and the drone -- Waziristan : "the most dangerous place in the world" -- Bin Laden's dilemma : balancing tribal and Islamic identity -- Musharraf's dilemma : balancing center and periphery -- Obama's dilemma : balancing security and human rights -- How to win the War on Terror : stopping a thousand genocides now.

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