Reading List

Moghadam, Assaf: The Globalization of Martyrdom. Al Qaeda, Salafi Jihad, and the Diffusion of Suicide Attacks

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Heisohn, Gunnar: Söhne und Weltmacht. Terror im Aufstieg und Fall der Nationen

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Soufan, Ali H.: The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda

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Lacroix, Stéphane: Awakening Islam. The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia

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Crews, Robert d. & Tarzi, Amin [Ed.]: The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan

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Shazad, Syed Saleem: Inside al-Qaeda an the Taliban. Beyond bin Laden and 9/11

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Crew, Robert D.: For Prophet and Tsar. Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia

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Naumkin, Vitaly: Militant Islam in Centra Asia. The Case of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

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Rashid, Ahmed: JIHAD. The rise of militant Islam in Central Asia. 2002.

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Tawil, Camille: Brothers in Arms. The story of al-Qaeda and the aran jihadists.

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Wiktorowicz, Quinan (Ed.): ISLAMIC ACTIVISM. A social movement theory approach. 2004

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Gerges, Fawaz A.: Journey of the Jihadist. Inside Muslim Militancy.

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Gunnig, Jeroen: Hamas in Politics. Democracy, Religion, Violence. 2008.

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Coll, Steve: Ghost Wars. The secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001.

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Calvert, John: Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism.

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Gerges, Fawaz: The Far Enemy. Why Jihad Went Global.

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Qutb, Sayyid: لمــاذا أعدموني (Why did they execute me?)

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Cigar, Norman: al-Qa’ida’s Doctrine for Insurgency. ‘Abd al-Aziz al-Muqrin’s Aprectrical Course for Guerrilla War.

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Nance, Malcolm: An End to al-Qaeda. Destroying bin Laden’s jihad and restoring americas honor.

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Sageman, Marc: Leaderless Jihad. Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Centrury.

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Zulaika, Joseba: TERRORISM. The Self-Fullfilling Prophecy.

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Gartenstein-Ross, Daveed: My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Memoir

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Gul, Imtiaz: THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE. Pakistan’s lawless Frontier.

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Hegghammer, Thomas: Jihad in Saudi Arabia. Violence and Pan-Islamism since 1979.

It is just a great book…  You have to read it!

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Stout, Mark; Huckabey, Jessica: The Terrorist Perspective Project. Strategic and operational views of al-Qaeda and associated movementas

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Kilcullen, David: Counterinsurgency.

This is really a great book. I hope more journalist and military personal will read it.

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Meijer, Roel (Editor): Global Salafism. Islam’s New Religious Movement.

A really good book with some excelent articels e.g. from T. Hegghammer.

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Harbeck, Mary: Knowing the Enemy. Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror.

A basic guide with no big errors.

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Giustozzi, Antonio (editor): Decoding the new Taliban. Insights from the Afghan Field.

This book brought me really a lot of knowledge about the Taliban and Afghanistan you should really read it.

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Lacy, Jim: A TERRORIST CALL TO GLOBAL JIHAD. Deciphering Abu Musab al-Suri’s islamic Jihad Manifesto.

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Arendt, Hannah: Elemente und Ursprung totaler Herrschaft. Antisemitismus, Imperialismus, totale Herrschaft.

Ein Buch in dem ich immer mal wieder lese und mir immer neue Denkanstöße liefert. Also aufjedenfall lesenswert.

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Hoffman, Bruce: Inside Terrorism

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DeLong-Bas, Natana J.: Wahhabi Islam. From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad

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Lia, Brynjar: ARCHITECT OF GLOBAL JIHAD. The Life of Al-Qaida Strategist Abu Mus`ab al-Suri


One response to “Reading List

  1. Gavin White

    Hi there. I have got most of the books you mention and I was wondering why you scored some of them off. Was it because you disagreed with them? I thought Fawaz Gerges’ books were a bit self-indulgent but I enjoyed Architect of Global Jihad.

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