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Fountainhead of Jihad: The Haqqani Nexus, 1973-2012

Fountainhead of Jihad: The Haqqani Nexus, 1973-2012

by Vahid Brown, Don Rassler

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Overview

Drawing upon a wealth of previously unresearched primary sources in many languages, the authors shed much new light on a group frequently described as the most lethal actor in the current Afghan insurgency, and shown here to have been for decades at the centre of a nexus of transnational Islamist militancy, fostering the development of jihadi organisations from Southeast Asia to East Africa. Addressing the abundant new evidence documenting the Haqqani network's pivotal role in the birth and evolution of the global jihadi movement, the book also represents a significant advance in our knowledge of the history of al-Qaeda, fundamentally altering the picture painted by the existing literature on the subject.


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ISBN-13: 9780199365258
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Vahid Brown is a specialist in the history of Islamist militancy and is the author of Cracks in the Foundation: Leadership Schisms in al-Qa'ida, 1989-2006. He is also a PhD student at Princeton University. Don Rassler is an Instructor in the Department of Social Sciences and an Associate at the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC ) at the US Military Academy, where he manages the CTC's South Asia research program. He holds an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Table of Contents

PART I ESTABLISHMENT AND HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF THE HAQQANI NEXUS 1. Situating the Haqqanis: Origins, Political Culture, Regional Contexts 2. Birth of the Nexus: the Haqqani Network, Foreign Fighters, and the Origins of al-Qa'ida 3. The Fountainhead: The Haqqani Network, The Taliban, and the Rise of Global Jihad PART II CONTINUITY, VALUE, CHANGE, AND THE HAQQANI NEXUS POST-2001 4. Local: Pakistani Taliban Factions and Other Local Insurgent Units 5. Regional: The Pakistani State and its Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate 6. Global: al-Qa'ida and Other Global Jihadist Groups 7. Entanglements and Management of the Haqqanis' Nexus Position Conclusion

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Mariam Abou Zabab

" Fountainhead of Jihad is a groundbreaking research work by two recognized specialists of the region who have accessed extremely valuable primary sources never studied before. It deconstructs the commonly held view that the Haqqani network is a local actor preoccupied with local concerns and shows very convincingly how Al Qaeda and the Haqqani network evolved together and have remained intertwined throughout their history. It also shows how the Haqqanis keep sheltering and supporting groups engaged in global jihad."

Mariam Abou Zabah

" Fountainhead of Jihad is a groundbreaking research work by two recognized specialists of the region who have accessed extremely valuable primary sources never studied before. It deconstructs the commonly held view that the Haqqani network is a local actor preoccupied with local concerns and shows very convincingly how Al Qaeda and the Haqqani network evolved together and have remained intertwined throughout their history. It also shows how the Haqqanis keep sheltering and supporting groups engaged in global jihad."

Mariam Abou Zabah, coauthor of Islamist Networks: The Afghan-Pakistan Connection

Thomas Hegghammer

Fountainhead of Jihad brings a fresh perspective and a wealth of new information on the history of the wars in Afghanistan, and that of al-Qaeda. Through meticulous research on hard-to-get primary sources, it traces the history of one of the fiercest foes of the Western forces in Afghanistan today. I would call it the definitive study of the Haqqani network, were it not for the fact that the Haqqanis will continue to play a crucial role in the region for years to come.

Peter Bergen

Fountainhead of Jihad is the definitive account of the rise of the most effective of the insurgent groups now waging war along the Afghan-Pakistan border, which should come as no surprise to those familiar with the work of its authors.

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