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Napoleoni, Loretta

Works: 96 works in 359 publications in 10 languages and 6,422 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Chronologies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
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Most widely held works about Loretta Napoleoni
Most widely held works by Loretta Napoleoni
Modern jihad : tracing the dollars behind the terror networks by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern Jihad is the first book to tackle the issues raised by September 11th 2001 from a specifically economic perspective. Presenting an astonishing array of evidence, taken from extensive research and interviews, the book is an account of controversial issues that lie at the heart of many of today's international problems."--Jacket
Terror incorporated : tracing the dollars behind the terror networks by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Terror Incorporated, Loretta Napoleoni maps out the arteries of an international economic system that feeds armed groups the world over. Chasing terror money, she takes the reader from CIA headquarters to the smuggling routes of the Far East, from the back rooms of Wall Street to hawala exchanges in the Middle East."--Jacket
Insurgent Iraq : Al Zarqawi and the new generation by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Insurgent Iraq", Loretta Napoleoni examines the climate in which Iraq's most notorious insurgent, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, opened a new front in the modern jihad. With the help of George W. Bush's war, al-Zarqawi was able to do what bin Laden could not: spread the message of jihad into Iraq. Arguing that the American adventure in Iraq resuscitated a network rife with conflict and birthed a new generation of post-Cold War mujahedin, the author presents previously unpublished documents from Afghanistan that reveal bitter disagreement between the Egyptian and the Saudi factions of al-Qaeda prior to 9/11. Within this dispute, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a working-class, uneducated Jordanian, emerged to successfully create his own network of Islamist warriors based in Afghanistan, opening up a new front in the modern jihad in Iraq. In "Insurgent Iraq", Napoleoni presents a chilling account of the regrouping of terror networks under a new leadership with a new agenda, tracing the ascent of one of the globe's most enigmatic and deadly figures
Maonomics : why Chinese communists make better capitalists than we do by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An expert on world finance takes the long view that the Chinese economic miracle will influence how the rest of the world does business, and signals the coming collapse of capitalism as we know it."--Publisher description
Merchants of men : how jihadists and ISIS turned kidnapping and refugee trafficking into a multibillion-dollar business by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful and sophisticated underground business delivers thousands of refugees a day all along the Mediterranean coasts of Europe. The new breed of criminals that controls it has risen out of the political chaos of post-9/11 Western foreign policy and the fiasco of the Arab Spring. These merchants of men are intertwined with jihadist armed organizations such as al Qaeda in the Maghreb. They have prospered smuggling cocaine from West Africa and kidnapping Westerners. More recently, the destabilization of Syria and Iraq coupled with the rise of ISIS offered them new business opportunities in the Middle East, from selling Western hostages to jihadist groups to trafficking in refugees numbering in the millions. Overall, the kidnapping industry today is bigger than the illegal drug trade and worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Merchants of Men is based on exclusive access to hostage negotiators actively involved in ransom negotiations and rescue missions, counter-terrorism experts, members of security services, and former hostages, among many others. The reader will discover that the protocols of prevention and rescue change according to the type of abduction and the designated targets, and will come to know first hand the range of experiences of kidnapping victims. Will the West once again reap the benefits of the political chaos it has sown in its own backyard' From colonization to the advent of "friendly" dictatorial regimes, today's fast-aging European nations are buyers on the refugee market. New workers are needed, and the merchants of men are supplying them. But only skilled, highly educated refugees are wanted. As a tsunami of migrants and refugees floods Europe, new questions almost too numerous to count must be answered. From the Hardcover edition
Terrorism and the economy : how the war on terror is bankrupting the world by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Economist Loretta Napoleoni traces the link between the finances of the war on terror and the global economic crisis, finding connections from Dubai to London to Las Vegas that politicians and the media have at best ignored. In launching military and propaganda wars in the Middle East, America overlooked the war of economic independence waged by Al-Qaeda. The Patriot Act boosted the black market economy, and the war on terror prompted a rise in oil prices that led to food riots and distracted governments from the trillion-dollar machinations of Wall Street. Consumers and taxpayers, spurred by propaganda fears, were lured into crushing global debt. Napoleoni shows that if we do not face up to the many serious connections between our response to 9/11 and the financial crisis, we will never work our way out of the looming global recession that now threatens our way of life."--Jacket
10 years that shook the world : a timeline of events from 2001 by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 9/11 to the launch of the iPod, from the creation of "Gmail: to the 2004 tsunami, from the Enron Bankruptcy to the killing of Osama bin Laden, 10 Years That Shook the World is the story of an extraordinary decade. For each year, Loretta Napoleoni presents events not as a chronology bus as dispatches from the world's collective memory. Topics like politics, economics, celebrities, and the environment intersect and converge to reveal the accelerating pace of globalization and the changes that have affected us all."--Back cover
Die Ökonomie des Terrors : auf der Spur der Dollars hinter dem Terrorismus by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los años de la Guerra Fría: la dependencia económica del terror. El nuevo desorden económico. La Nueva Economía del Terror
ISIS : the terror nation by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its birth in the late 1990s as the jihadist dream of terrorist leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the Islamic State (known by a variety of names, including ISIS, ISIL, and al Qaeda in Iraq) has grown into a massive enterprise, redrawing national borders across the Middle East and subjecting an area larger than the United Kingdom to its own vicious brand of Sharia law. In ISIS: The Terror Nation, world-renowned terrorism expert Loretta Napoleoni takes us beyond the headlines, demonstrating that while Western media portrays the Islamic State as little more than a gang of thugs on a winning streak, the organization is proposing a new model for nation building. Waging a traditional war of conquest to carve out the 21st-century version of the original Caliphate, IS uses modern technology to recruit and fundraise while engaging the local population in the day-to-day running of the new state. Rising from the ashes of failing jihadist enterprises, the Islamic State has shown a deep understanding of Middle Eastern politics, fully exploiting proxy war and shell-state tactics. This is not another terrorist network but a formidable enemy in tune with the new modernity of the current world disorder. As Napoleoni writes, "Ignoring these facts is more than misleading and superficial, it is dangerous. 'Know your enemy' remains the most important adage in the fight against terrorism."--
Merchants of men : how kidnapping, ransom and trafficking funds terrorism and ISIS by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every day, a powerful and sophisticated underground business delivers thousands of refugees along the Mediterranean coasts of Europe. A new breed of criminals, risen from the post-9/11 political chaos and the fiasco of the Arab Spring, coupled with the destabilization of Syria and Iraq and the rise of ISIS, controls it. The ever-increasing political volatility has offered them new business opportunities, from trafficking millions of refugees to selling Western hostages to jihadist groups. The kidnapping industry in the Middle East is now worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Loretta Napoleoni's exclusive and meticulous research into the business of kidnap and ransom, and its link to terrorist activity, is based on first-hand accounts. 'Merchants of Men' is an exploration of this most shocking of financial interdependencies
De terugkeer van het kalifaat : de stormachtige opkomst van Islamitische Staat en de verwarring in het Westen by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dit boek gaat internationaal terrorisme-expert Loretta Napoleoni in op de geschiedenis van IS en laat ze zien hoe de strijdmacht die bekendstaat om zijn middeleeuwse wreedheden zo snel heeft kunnen opbloeien in de digitale wereld van vandaag. Vanwege de grote olie-voorraden, ruime financiële middelen en het moderne wapenarsenaal slaagt IS waar andere terroristische organisaties falen. Bovendien weet IS jonge moslims van over de hele wereld te rekruteren voor zijn heilige oorlog. Hoe kan dit? En waarom lukt het de westerse wereld zo moeilijk om vat te krijgen op wat deze extremistische groepering drijft?
Die Rückkehr des Kalifats : der Islamische Staat und die Neuordnung des Nahen Ostens by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Schatten der weltpolitischen Ereignisse zwischen 9/11 und Arabischem Frühling ist die Terrormiliz Islamischer Staat zu einer Organisation herangewachsen, die heute im Begriff ist, die politische Landkarte des Nahen Ostens neu zu ordnen. In diesem hochaktuellen Buch beleuchtet die Terrorismusexpertin Loretta Napoleoni den Aufstieg des Islamischen Staates. Was unterscheidet den IS heute grundlegend von anderen terroristischen Organisationen, allen voran al-Qaida? Klar und präzise zeigt die Autorin, welche Ereignisse insbesondere ab 2003, nach der US-Invasion im Irak, Wendepunkte markierten und welche Rolle der seit 2011 anhaltende Bürgerkrieg in Syrien spielt. Ihre markante These: Der IS verfügt mehr als jede andere bewaffnete Gruppe in der Vergangenheit über die Ressourcen und die Strategien zur dauerhaften Staatenbildung. Die rohe Brutalität, mit der der Islamische Staat vorgeht, und die nie gekannte mediale Selbstinszenierung sind, so Napoleoni, zwei nur scheinbar widersprüchliche Gesichter einer Organisation, die sich die dramatischen Umbrüche in der Region ebenso zunutze zu machen versteht wie die technologischen Möglichkeiten des 21.)Jahrhunderts
Isis : lo stato del terrore : chi sono e cosa vogliono le milizie islamiche che minacciano il mondo by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Italian and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le decapitazioni dei prigionieri, mostrate in video professionali che fanno il giro del mondo in pochi minuti. La pulizia etnico-religiosa nelle zone occupate dell'Iraq, con milioni di profughi sciiti, cristiani, yazidi. La proclamazione di un califfato, un ideale vecchio di secoli, che viene visto da milioni di musulmani nel mondo come una nuova speranza di riscatto. Improvvisamente, alla fine dell'estate di quest'anno, abbiamo scoperto che la minaccia terroristica globale non è più Al Qaeda o i Talebani, ma una milizia chiamata Isis, lo Stato Islamico dell'Iraq e della Siria. Gli Usa sono tornati a far volare i loro bombardieri, una coalizione di molti paesi si sta organizzando, si parla di una partecipazione italiana - e tutto per combattere un nemico di cui ben pochi di noi sanno qualcosa: chi sono questi miliziani? Perché decapitano i prigionieri sulla pubblica piazza mediatica globale? Sono terroristi o soldati di un nuovo stato? E dove vogliono arrivare? Loretta Napoleoni, affermata autrice ed esperta di terrorismo internazionale, ha la risposta a tutte queste domande e la capacità di rinvenire le cause, raccontare gli sviluppi, identificare le colpe e le mancanze dell'Occidente, ma anche la forza inaspettata, e mai prima sperimentata, di un gruppo terrorista che ambisce a fondare uno stato - e che, forse, ci sta riuscendo
Marianne Heier : Surplus : Bergen International Festival Exhibition 2012 by Marianne Heier( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exhibition "Surplus" is comprised of two works: Vima, a site-specific installation in front of Bergen Kunsthall 2012 made of scrap metal from the Norwegian/Russian trawler Vima; and Diamond, a 1.26 carat diamond encased in the facade of Bergen Kunsthall, and performance outside Bergen Kunsthall, 2012, with performers Marianne Heier (text/speech), Guri Egge (song) and Einride Torvik (installation), director: Ole Johan Skjelbred and video documentation by Bodil Furu
China - der bessere Kapitalismus : was der Westen vom Reich der Mitte lernen kann by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Westen begegnet China noch immer mit Vorurteilen. Dabei wäre es höchste Zeit umzudenken. Während bei uns die Wirtschaft außer Rand und Band gerät, hat in China der Staat noch immer die Zügel in der Hand. Ist mehr staatliche Lenkung das Erfolgsmodell des 21. Jahrhunderts? Siegte mit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges der westliche Kapitalismus über den Kommunismus? Keineswegs, sagt Loretta Napoleoni. Mit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges setzte vielmehr der Untergang des westlichen Kapitalismus ein - und der Sieg der sozialistischen Marktwirtschaft mit profitorientiertem Denken. In ihrem Buch zeichne
The coming Balkan caliphate : the threat of radical Islam to Europe and the West by Christopher Deliso( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With all eyes currently focused on the widening conflict in the Middle East and the terrorist threat coming from the region, the West is in danger of overlooking a potent new battleground in the greater "war on terror"--The Balkans. This historically volatile region saw some of the worst violence of the late 20th century in the Yugoslav Wars of Secession. During these conflicts, stunningly shortsighted and politically motivated policies of the United States and its allies directly allowed Islamic mujahedin and terrorist-related entities to establish a foothold in the region--just as with the progenitors of the Taliban a decade earlier in Afghanistan. Although the 9/11 attacks caused a partial reassessment of Western policy, it may already be too late for a region still largely ignored. The proliferation of foreign fundamentalist groups has had a cancerous effect on traditional Balkan Islamic communities, challenging their legitimacy in unprecedented and often violent ways. Well-funded groups like the Saudi-backed Wahabbis continue to exploit internal schisms within local communities, while the international administrations in Bosnia and Kosovo have actually strengthened the grip of local mafia groups--business partners of terrorists. Worst of all, the Western peacekeepers' chronic "don't rock the boat" mentality has allowed extremist groups to operate unchallenged. Nevertheless, regional demographic and cultural trends, coinciding with an increasingly hostile attitude in the larger Muslim world over Western military actions and perceived symbolic provocations, indicate that the lawless Balkans will become increasingly valuable as a strategic base for Islamic radicals over the next two decades. Utilizing the post-al-Qaeda tactics of a decentralized jihad carried out through small, independent cells ("leaderless resistance") while seeking to fundamentally and violently remold Muslim societies, such Balkan-based extremists pose a unique and tangible threat to Western security
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Modern jihad : tracing the dollars behind the terror networks
Alternative Names
Gerson , Loretta

Gerson, Loretta 1955-

Gerson Napoleoni , Loretta

Gerson Napoleoni, Loretta 1955-

Loretta Napoleoni economista e saggista italiana

Loretta Napoleoni itala ekonomikisto, aŭtoro, ĵurnalisto kaj politika analizisto

Loretta Napoleoni Italiaans econome

Loretta Napoleoni Italian journalist and political analyst

Loretta Napoleoni italienische Journalistin und politische Analystin

Loretta Napoleoni italiensk ekonom

Loretta Napoleoni italiensk økonom

Loretta Napoleoni journaliste italienne

Loretta Napoleoni periodista italiana

Loretta Napoleoni اقتصاددان ایتالیایی

Лоретта Наполеони

لوريتا نابوليوني، 1955-

나포리오니, 로렛타 1955-

나폴레오니, 로레타 1955-

로레타 나폴리오니

ナポリオーニ, ロレッタ

ナポリオーニ, ロレッタ 1955-

ナポレオーニ, ロレッタ


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Terror incorporated : tracing the dollars behind the terror networksInsurgent Iraq : Al Zarqawi and the new generationMaonomics : why Chinese communists make better capitalists than we doTerrorism and the economy : how the war on terror is bankrupting the worldDie Ökonomie des Terrors : auf der Spur der Dollars hinter dem TerrorismusThe coming Balkan caliphate : the threat of radical Islam to Europe and the West