Institute for the Study of Asymmetric Conflict

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1. Al-Qaida: A vindication for constructivism?

The impact of al-Qaida on American foreign policy shows that constructivists make a valid point in ascribing significance to ideational factors, alongside traditional realist factors such as military or economic strength. Ideas may not fully equate to traditional power, but they can play a major role in resource allocation and in the determination of the uses to which power is put.

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Tags: Global Jihad, al-Qaida, Constructivism
By Yael Shahar
2. The Global Jihad as Cult

It has been noted that terrorist groups likely to employ extreme measures to create mass casualties, such as weapons of mass destruction, are those that fit the profile of the apocalyptic religious cult. The Global Jihad network is a kind of hybrid terrorist entity which combines elements of the apocalyptic cult with the strategy and tactics of the traditional “leaderless resistance.”

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Tags: Global Jihad, al-Qaida
By Yael Shahar
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