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

Critical Reflections

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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Abd’Allah, mullah 90 Abrahamian, Ervand 51 Afghanistan 16, 19, 21, 27, 34, 64, 69–82, 87–104, 116 al-Albani, Muhammad Nasir al- Din 114–115 Allawi, Ali A. 118 Amanullah, King 89, 90, 95, 103 ‘aqida 110 al-Baghdadi, Abu Omar 119 Benjamin, Walter 45 Bush, George W. 9, 23, 53, 62, 87, 88, 113 Carter, Jimmy 49 CIA 46, 48, 59, 63 COIN 71, 72, 73 Cold War 14, 26, 27, 28, 36, 48, 58, 76, 79, 80 Daoud, Mohammad 92, 95 dispositive 69 European Union (EU) 13–36, 75 Fatah 58 fitna 111, 115 Foucault, Michel 44, 46, 69 Germany 13, 73, 75 Guantanamo 78 Gulf War 112 Habermas, Jürgen 45, 47 Hamas 53, 58 Hekmatyar, Gulbuddin 72, 94, 98 Hezbollah 53 Hizb-i-Islami 93, 94, 98, 100 Hobsbawm, Eric 18, 19, 22 Horkheimer, Max 44 Hussein, Saddam 59, 61 Iran 26, 43–65, 97, 112–114 Iran-Contra Affair 61 Iraq 14, 16, 19, 23, 27, 34, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 60, 62, 64, 76, 109–120 Islamic State of Iraq 23, 119 ISI (Pakistan) 71 Islamists 21, 26, 32, 34, 36, 87– 104 Islamo-bandits 15–36 Jam‘iyyat 93, 94 Janošik 19, 21 al-Jazeera 119 jihad 18, 29, 30, 55, 100, 101, 112, 114, 116, 119 Jordan 113, 115 Kabul University 91, 93 Karzai, Hamid 77 Kharijites 109, 115 132 Khatami, Mohammad 47, 62 Khomeini, Ayatollah 53, 56–58 Kissinger, Henry 53, 59 Kurds 23, 54, 59, 60 Libya 70, 81 Lisbon Summit 17, 72 loya...

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