Corpus ID: 129578925

The Thistle and the Drone: How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam

@inproceedings{Ahmed2013TheTA,
  title={The Thistle and the Drone: How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam},
  author={Akbar S. Ahmed},
  year={2013}
}
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments and the largely rural Muslim tribal societies on the peripheries of both Muslim and non-Muslim nations. The center and the periphery are… Expand
ALLAH, AMBIVALENCE, AND DEATH FROM ABOVE: A PERPETUAL CYCLE OF VIOLENCE IN PAKISTAN AND IRAQ
The War on Terror has become inextricability linked with Islam. The Bush and Obama administrations have fought a mostly military-centric campaign against radical Islamist groups across the world thatExpand
Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics
The events of the 2011 Arab Spring saw renewed hope for Arab Civil Society, at least in the eyes of Middle East observers. However, with the cases of Libya and Syria descending into civil war andExpand
Human dignity, the ‘War on Terror’ and post-9/11 Pakistani fiction
Abstract The decade following the events of 9/11 has witnessed a new wave of Pakistani English writers who have attained wide international acclaim. This surge in Pakistani writings in English hasExpand
Drone Warfare in Waziristan and the New Military Humanism
US drone warfare in Waziristan has been legitimated through a discourse of military humanism that claims very low rates of civilian casualties and a concern to spare the lives of the innocent. InExpand
Impact of drone attacks in Pakistan and the war on terror : A consideration of the effects of drone attacks in Pakistan and whether they
This study began with the idea that the drone attacks launched by the United States on the northwest region of Pakistan since 2004 have not helped in the expressed aim of the US to win the war onExpand
U.S.-Drones Strikes: Acts of Terror, Violence, or Coercion?
While state terrorism as a crime does not exist in international law, it does not mean that it does not exist as a social fact. This essay analyses whether the US-drone strikes, particularly in theExpand
Flesh and steel: antithetical figures in the war on terrorism
ABSTRACT The ongoing conflict in the war on terrorism puts two emblematic modes of violence into sharp relief: the drone, as an ostensibly rational, clinical and measured weapon of war, and suicideExpand
Injustice and the New World Order: an anthropological perspective on “terrorism” in India
ABSTRACT This article presents biographies of three activists of the Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). Following 9/11, the Indian state banned SIMI for fomenting “terrorism”, “sedition” andExpand
Economic (In)security and Economic Integration in the Middle East
The Middle East as a region has been marked by colonial and neo-imperial foreign intervention, inter-state conflict, and sectarian violence. Historians and political scientists have demonstrated theExpand
Terrorism, Islamization, and Human Rights: How Post 9/11 Pakistani English Literature Speaks to the World
The start of the twenty-first century has witnessed a simultaneous rise of three areas of scholarly interest: 9/11 literature, human rights discourse, and War on Terror studies. The resultingExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...