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Radical Islam in East Africa [electronic resource] / Angel Rabasa.

By: Rabasa, Angel.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., c2009Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 91 p.).ISBN: 9780833046796 (electronic bk.); 0833046799 (electronic bk.); 9780833045195 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0833045199 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Islam and politics -- Africa, East | Qaida (Organization) | Jihad | Terrorism -- Africa, East | Africa, East -- Politics and government -- 21st century | Africa, East -- Ethnic relations | Africa, East -- Religious life and customs | Terrorism -- Government policy -- United States | United States -- Relations -- Africa, East | Africa, East -- Relations -- United States | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- General | Qaida | Islam | Terrorismus | OstafrikaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Radical Islam in East Africa.DDC classification: 320.5/5709676 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Al-Qaeda in East Africa -- Characteristics of East African environment conducive to a jihadist presence -- The ethno-religious landscape in East Africa -- The growth of radical Islam -- Countering terrorism in East Africa.
Summary: American geopolitical interests and the potential threats to those interests are both on the rise in East Africa. The author places the spread of militant Islamism and the development of radical Islamist networks in East Africa in the broader context of the social, economic, and political factors that have shaped the region?s security environment.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-91).

Al-Qaeda in East Africa -- Characteristics of East African environment conducive to a jihadist presence -- The ethno-religious landscape in East Africa -- The growth of radical Islam -- Countering terrorism in East Africa.

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American geopolitical interests and the potential threats to those interests are both on the rise in East Africa. The author places the spread of militant Islamism and the development of radical Islamist networks in East Africa in the broader context of the social, economic, and political factors that have shaped the region?s security environment.

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