Ever since September 11, the movement called Al Qaeda has been the object of worldwide anti-terrorism campaign: a war in Afghanistan; detentions in the U.S and Europe; counter insurgency missions from the Philippines to the Republic of Georgia.
Rohan Gunaratna has studied Al Qaeda, interviewed many of its members, read documents, watched videos, put together the pieces, and come up with the first coherent picture of the group’s organization, ideology, its history, its failures, and the threat is poses to the Western world.
Gunaratna offers a prescription for combatting what he calls the first multinational terrorist organization.
Rohan Gunaratna, author of “Inside Al-Qaeda,” research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St. Andrews
Andrew Higgins, Moscow Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal