Nexus of Global Jihad

Col Vivek Chadha (Retd) is a Senior Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile
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  • July 2018
    Book Review

    The emergence of Al Qaeda on the global stage marked a shift, in more ways than one. Amongst these, it was perhaps the ability to run a corporatised terrorist organisation, with global affiliates who owed allegiance to the mother ship, that set new standards for terrorism. This interlinked global footprint, of not necessarily like-minded organisations, presented a challenge to states, which were neither as quick to adapt, nor as willing to cooperate. Since then, the ability of terrorist organisations to synergise their inherent strengths and simultaneously limit their weaknesses by drawing support and sustenance from others, has become a characteristic, that has strengthened the global menace of terrorism, even though the groups may at times, have different regional aspirations.