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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 80–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Anthony N. Celso The presence of al Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) may be interpreted as the opening of a new front in the cause of international jihad. However, terrorist activity in North Africa is not new, for the region has been convulsed by past jihadist insurgencies. The essay argues that AQIM...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 65–76.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Charles V. Peña 2005 Charles V. Peña is the director of defense policy studies at the Cato Institute and author of the forthcoming book Winning the Un-War:Strategy in the War on Terrorism . Al Qaeda: The Balkans Connection Charles V. Peña...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 33–47.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Anthony N. Celso The Barack Obama administration’s May 2013 assessment of al Qaeda’s weakness and fracturing in the post-bin Laden era has been greeted with indignation by both liberals and conservatives. They believe al Qaeda is stronger than ever in the wake of the Arab Spring. These critics...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (2): 21–41.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Anthony N. Celso This essay studies the rise, decline, and rebirth of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and its transformation into the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). It first examines AQI’s distinctive vision and its defiance of al Qaeda central. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s anti-Shiite jihadist...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (2): 30–41.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Anthony N. Celso The political transformations under way in the Arab world and the killing of Osama bin Laden raise serious questions about al Qaeda’s long-term viability. The secular-liberal Arab Spring protest movement appears to be winning the war of ideas over al Qaeda’s violent religious...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 42–62.
Published: 01 March 2008
... not lead to national reconciliation. Meanwhile, Bush has given Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki governmental benchmarks to meet, has sent more troops to drive insurgents out of Baghdad, and has armed Sunni tribes to fight al Qaeda. After reviewing key events, the essay assesses the prospects for the future...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paul R. Pillar The prevailing perception of the threat from international terrorism is that it emanates chiefly from one group, al Qaeda, it is tied to a territorial presence in South Asia, and it is driven by a fixed ideology bent on inflicting maximum damage on the West. The perception stems more...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (1): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... Much of the document analyzes the failures of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and other agencies to antici- pate and thwart the devastating attacks that al Qaeda launched on 11 Sep- tember 2001. Some of the criticisms (the lack of communication between key...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (4): 203–218.
Published: 01 December 2004
... indulge in gang rapes, anti- semitic attacks, and anti-American violence. French counterterrorism offi - cials told me that al Qaeda recruitment efforts are directed at these dissatis- fi ed communities. The offi cials showed me an intelligence report on jihadi recruitment stating that for “a minority...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (3): 86–101.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of Spanish Politics Anthony Celso The 11 March 2004 attacks in Madrid are a vivid reminder of al Qaeda’s ability to survive the global “war on terror,” and al Qaeda’s power may extend even beyond its ability to launch catastrophic terror attacks. The Madrid attacks’ impact...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (4): 56–67.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Environment: Preemptive War and International Terrorism after Iraq Vincent M. Cannistraro The terrorist assault against the United States by Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda organization in September 2001 provided the propulsive force for a series...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 82–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... Regional sectarian conflict thirty 9. Ibid., 77. 10. As noted in Brynjar Lia, Architect of Jihad: The Life of Al Qaeda Strategist Abu Musab Suri (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008). 11. Lefevre, 138 – 46. 12. Ajami. 13. Sherifa Zuhir, “Egypt: Security, Political, and Islamist Challenges...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (3): 40–57.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Osama bin Laden and the al Qaeda terrorist network responsible for the 11 September attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. He also condemned the Taliban regime in Afghanistan for aiding and abetting al Qaeda. Bush said, “Our enemy...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (2): 1–8.
Published: 01 June 2002
... through 1990. Iraq, Terrorism, and the New Pax Americana Vincent M. Cannistraro The Bush administration has garnered deserved credit for its management of the war against the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan and the fostering of an international coalition against...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (4): 121–141.
Published: 01 December 2006
... problems created by the Basque terrorist group ETA (Euskadi ta Askata- suna) with those posed by Islamist al Qaeda affiliates in Spain. Though diminished by ETA’s 22 March 2006 announcement of a “per- manent cease-fire,” Basque and Islamist terror groups continue to compro- mise Spanish security. ETA...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (3): 31–38.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Quarterly 18:3  DOI 10.1215/10474552-2007-015 Copyright 2007 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 32  Mediterranean Quarterly: Summer 2007 information linking Saddam Hussein with al Qaeda, a hypothesis that Tenet surely knew was completely untrue. Tenet had essentially two roles, one...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (4): 62–73.
Published: 01 December 2002
... on Terrorism 65 its allies. The group operates in both Somalia and in the Somali-inhabited region of Ethiopia. U.S. officials accuse al Ittihad of ties to al Qaeda and other Middle Eastern groups, and the U.S. government, in its indictment against Osama bin...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (2): 17–24.
Published: 01 June 2004
... are becoming more sophisticated, the Kar- bala attack comprised four nearly simultaneous strikes involving mortars, grenade launchers, and suicide bombers. Finally, Islamic jihadists—perhaps even some al Qaeda terrorists—are relatively free to come over Iraq’s porous borders (the equivalent of the U.S...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (2): 11–25.
Published: 01 June 2009
... by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 12  Mediterranean Quarterly: Spring 2009 tration war on terror, had unnecessarily made the country an al Qaeda target were decisive in tipping the electoral balance in the socialists’ favor. Voting only three days after the attacks, the electorate opted for the PSOE, which...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of the USS Cole in 2000. Although it was tangled with political overtones, the Clintonian responses were fairly aggressive, if feck- less. A guided missile attack on al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan Cannistraro and Giraldi: The Long War was launched...