Fighting the Ideological War: Winning Strategies From Communism to Islamism
:For more than two decades the United States has responded to global terrorism primarily as a physical threat, avoiding direct confrontation with the beliefs and ideas that motivate it. This collection of essays seeks to redress this imbalance. It aims...
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:For more than two decades the United States has responded to global terrorism primarily as a physical threat, avoiding direct confrontation with the beliefs and ideas that motivate it. This collection of essays seeks to redress this imbalance. It aims to give decision-makers the tools to craft an effective strategy for countering and defeating the beliefs that motivate Islamist terrorists by examining those beliefs closely and drawing on the lessons to be learned from past ideological conflicts.
Patrick Sookhdeo is Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, a Christian research institute specializing in the status of Christian minorities in the Muslim world. Dr Sookhdeo is a well known lecturer and author who holds a Ph.D from London Universitys School of Oriental and African Studies and a D.D. from Western Seminary, Oregon, USA. A
- :introduction, Chapter 1: Identifying The Enemy After The Death Of Bin Laden, The West, Islam, And The Counter-ideological War - Patrick Sookhdeo, Islam And Totalitarianism: The Challenge Of Comparison - Stephen Ulph, Chapter 2: Learning From The Past, Ideology And Central Planning: Lessons From The Cold War - John Moore, Political-ideological Warfare In Integrated Strategy, And Its Basis In An Assessment Of Soviet Reality - John Lenczowski, Public Diplomacy In An Age Of Global Terrorism: Lessons From The Past - Robert Reilly, Chapter 3: Winning The Ideological War, The Jihadist States - Thomas Joscelyn, The Enemy Threat Of Al Qaeda: Taking The War To The Heart Of Our Foe - Sebastian Gorka; End Notes, About The Authors, About The Westminster Institute