BOOKS OF THE WEEK


FOUNTAINHEAD OF JIHAD

The Haqqani Nexus, 1973-2012 

By - Vahid Brown, Don Rassler

About the Book : 
The first ever biography of the Haqqani terrorist organization,labeled by the US as one of the biggest threats toAfghanistan-Pakistan
Decoding the New Taliban Drawing upon a wealth of previouslyunresearched primary sources in many languages, the authors shedmuch new light on a group frequently described as the most lethalactor in the current Afghan insurgency, and shown here to have beenfor decades at the centre of a nexus of transnational Islamistmilitancy, fostering the development of jihadi organisations fromSoutheast Asia to East Africa. Addressing the abundant new evidencedocumenting the Haqqani networks pivotal role in the birth andevolution of the global jihadi movement, the book also represents asignificant advance in our knowledge of the history of al-Qaeda,fundamentally altering the picture painted by the existingliterature on the subject.

About the Authors : 
Vahid Brown is a specialist in the history of Islamist militancy and the author of Cracks in the Foundation: Leadership Schisms inal-Qaida, 1989-2006. He is also a PhD student at PrincetonUniversity.
Don Rassler is an instructor in the Department of SocialSciences and director of the Harmony Research Program at theCombating Terrorism Center at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
  ISBN : 9789350096369                                                           PRICE : Rs. 650.00  

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