Chechen Jihad: Al Qaeda's Training Ground and the Next Wave of Terror

Version: Unabridged
Author: Yossef Bodansky
Narrator: James Adams
Genres: History, Islam, Public Policy
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: December 2007
# of Units: 14 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

If you think the next terrorist attacks are coming from the Middle East, think again. One of the world's most respected experts on radical Islamism returns to alert Americans to the future course of Islamist extremism: the troubled regions of Chechnya.

Bodansky draws on mountains of previously unseen intelligence from insider sources, offering the most comprehensive and startling portrait of the Chechenization phenomenon and what it means for the United States. As he reveals, the final years of U.S.-Soviet relations left Chechnya as a fertile breeding ground for the mujahedin, and in the past decade a combination of militant native Chechen anti-Americans, anti-Russian agitators, and Middle Eastern jihadis have joined forces to help al Quaeda and the greater Islamist movement pursue its war against the West.

Author Details

Author Details

Bodansky, Yossef

Yossef Bodansky, author of "The Secret History of the Iraq War" and the number one "New York Times" bestseller "Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America", was the director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare for sixteen years (1988-2004). He is also the longtime director of research at the International Strategic Studies Association. The author of ten books, he has written frequently for numerous periodicals, including "Global Affairs", "Jane's Defence Weekly", "Defense and Foreign Affairs: Strategic Policy", and "BusinessWeek". A member of the Prague