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Europe, the Middle East, and the Global War on Terror

Critical Reflections

Edited By Ondrej Beranek

After 9/11, the (Global) War on Terror started as a military campaign waged against al-Qaeda and other organizations. This campaign was led by the United States though included NATO and a wide assortment of other actors. Originally, it was supposed to last «until every terrorist group of global reach had been found, stopped, and defeated». However, the campaign has been criticized on various grounds by security experts, politicians, scholars, and others. Eventually, Barack Obama and the new US administration declared the War on Terror over. This book deals with various Western perspectives on the campaign and its impacts on the larger Middle East. It includes chapters written by experts on international relations and the Middle East from various institutions (SOAS, University of London; Metropolitan University Prague; Charles University in Prague; and the Institute of International Relations in Prague), all of which gravitate around delving into the complexities of understanding the Global War on Terror and its conclusion.

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Notes on Contributors .................................................................................. 7 Introduction .................................................................................................. 9 The Geopolitics of Bandits & Bureaucrats: The EU’s “War on Terrorism” ................................................................................................... 13 Mitchell A. Belfer Discourse and Violence: The Friend-Enemy Conjunction in Contemporary Iranian-American Relations ............................................... 43 Arshin Adib-Moghaddam Afghanistan Now! A Study of the Microcosmos of Global Disorder ........ 69 Ondrej Ditrych Afghan Islamists: Do They Need the Global War on Terror? ................... 87 Vera Vesela Sunni-Shi‘a Ideological Clashes in the Post-Saddam Iraq and the Role of Salafism ....................................................................................... 109 Pavel Tupek Bibliography ............................................................................................ 123 Index ........................................................................................................ 131

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