Al Qaeda in the West as a Youth Movement: The Power of a Narrative

@article{Roy2008AlQI,
  title={Al Qaeda in the West as a Youth Movement: The Power of a Narrative},
  author={Olivier Roy},
  journal={Conflict Studies eJournal},
  year={2008}
}
  • O. Roy
  • Published 28 August 2008
  • Economics
  • Conflict Studies eJournal
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