Combating Terrorism: Saudi Arabias Role in the War on Terror

Hardcover | January 1, 2010

byAli Saeed Awadh Asseri

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The book describes the efforts made by the Saudi Arabia government to combat the scourge of terrorism with specific reference to the innovative three-pronged Saudi strategy that has been successfully implemented in the Kingdom. The author traces the problems relating to defining terrorism, highlighting the difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter and goes on to a functional definition of terrorism. It also discusses terrorism in practice and highlights the purposes and goals of terrorism, defines it in itshistorical perspective and concludes with terrorism practiced in the name of religion. The Islamic perspective on terrorism is examined and outlines the abhorrence that Islam has for terrorist practices, the real meaning of jihad and the Islamic tradition of peaceful co-existence. The author elaborates on the root causes of terrorism with specific stress on the grievances of Muslimsthroughout the world. The three-pronged Saudi strategy to combat terrorism is highlighted and the author explains how it is practiced with its domestic, regional and international dimensions. The book also offers some case studies with regard to practicing the Saudi strategy and contains some concluding remarks with regard to pursuit of a world free of terror.

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The book describes the efforts made by the Saudi Arabia government to combat the scourge of terrorism with specific reference to the innovative three-pronged Saudi strategy that has been successfully implemented in the Kingdom. The author traces the problems relating to defining terrorism, highlighting the difference between a terroris...

Ali Saeed Awadh Asseri graduated from the Police Academy, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1976 and completed M.Sc. in International Relations from Preston University, Islamabad Campus. He attended a number of security and administration courses and passed the advanced course in Government Administration from the Royal Institute of ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pagesPublished:January 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019547807X

ISBN - 13:9780195478075

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Terrorism in TheoryProblem of Defining TerrorismTerrorism and WarfareFreedom Fighter versus TerroristTowards a Functional Definition2. Terrorism in PracticePurposes and Goals of TerrorismTerrorism in Historical PerspectiveTerrorism in the Name of Religion3. Islamic Perspective on TerrorismIslam Forbids TerrorismThe Real Meaning of JihadThe Real Meaning of Jihad4. Root Causes of TerrorismProblem with GeneralizationsDiversity of ReasonsMuslim Grievances5. Saudi Strategy against Terrorism: Domestic DimensionsPolicy GuidelinesThree-Pronged StrategyImplementing Domestic MeasuresReform Programme in PrisonsThe Battle of the Internet6. Saudi Strategy against Terrorism: International InitiativesPolicy GuidelinesBilateral CooperationMultilateral CooperationConference on Countering TerrorismThe OIC InitiativeInternational Islamic Conference for Dialogue7. Emulating Saudi Strategy: Some ExamplesThe Case of IndonesiaOther Muslim World Cases8. Concluding Remarks: Rethinking Counter-TerrorismThe Strategy for Global Action against TerrorismA Contemporary PerspectiveIn Pursuit of a World free of TerrorNotes and ReferencesIndex