Al-Qaeda and Afghanistan in Strategic Context: Counterinsurgency versus Counterterrorism

Gorka, Sebastian L. v. (2010) Al-Qaeda and Afghanistan in Strategic Context: Counterinsurgency versus Counterterrorism. Elcano Newsletter (67). 15 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

This paper discusses how the US failed to adequately identify the nature of the conflict it was embarking upon in response to the 9/11 attacks, our flawed understanding of the enemy and the fact that today we are just beginning to appreciate the central role of religious ideology in this war. Should we continue to misunderstand these three realities of the post-9/11 world, success in Afghanistan and Pakistan will not be achievable.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Terrorismo Internacional
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > DEFENCE POLICY.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > INTERNATIONAL POLITICS.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > TERRORISM.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > UNITED STATES
CULTURE; SOCIETY > ETHICS; RELIGION > FUNDAMENTALISM
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 16:02
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 16:02
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/2016

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