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

  title={The Thistle and the Drone: How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam},
  author={Akbar S. Ahmed},
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
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