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Napoleoni, Loretta

Works: 61 works in 207 publications in 9 languages and 5,092 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Chronology  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Guidebooks  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HV6431, 303.625
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Most widely held works about Loretta Napoleoni
Most widely held works by Loretta Napoleoni
The coming Balkan caliphate the threat of radical Islam to Europe and the West by Christopher Deliso( )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,080 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
Modern jihad : tracing the dollars behind the terror networks by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 1,058 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
Rogue economics : capitalism's new reality by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
38 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What do Eastern Europe's booming sex trade, America's subprime mortgage lending scandal, China's fake goods industry, and celebrity philanthropy in Africa have in common? With biopirates trolling the blood industry, fish-farming bandits ravaging the high seas, pornography developing virtually in Second Life, and games like World of Warcraft spawning online sweatshops, how are rogue industries transmuting into global empires? And will the entire system be transformed by the advent of sharia economics? With the precision of an economist and the narrative deftness of a storyteller, syndicated jou
Terror incorporated : tracing the dollars behind the terror networks by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 463 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."--BOOK JACKET
Insurgent Iraq : Al Zarqawi and the new generation by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unparalleled look into the Iraqi insurgency and the multitude of forces that continue to shape it, Insurgent Iraq: Al-Zarqawi and the New Generation presents a chilling account of the regrouping of terror networks, and the development of an Iraqi resistance since the invasion by coalition forces over two years ago. One of the world's leading specialists on terrorism, economist Loretta Napoleoni is uniquely qualified to make sense of the ways in which terror networks do and do not operate in Iraq, and what role they play in the Iraqi resistance. Is the insurgency in Iraq a counter-Crusade, a national liberation movement, or a civil war' With a complex understanding of all the intricacies inherent in such a question, Napoleoni provides a mindful discussion, offering a much-needed understanding of how the US occupation of Iraq has catalyzed the cultural, religious, and political divides within the country to create a wholly changed, more volatile landscape. Composed of independent Iraqi Jihadist groups, Islamo-Nationalist and Ba'ath party resistance, ethnic infighting between Sunni, Shi'ite and Kurd, and foreign suicide bombers, the resistance is a divided yet maintains one demand: the end of US occupation. Overall, Napoleoni offers a breakdown of the current political landscape in Iraq, and a renovated al-Qaeda. Insurgent Iraq is a necessary read for anyone concerned with the future of Iraq, or seeking greater insight into the U.S.'s critical role in the Middle East
Maonomics : why Chinese communists make better capitalists than we do by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The end of the cold war was thought to signal the triumph of Western capitalism over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: what we are witnessing instead is the beginning of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of "communism with a profit motive." Maonomics charts the prodigious ascent of the Chinese economic miracle and the parallel course of the West's ongoing insistence on misconstruing China and its economy even as we acknowledge its growing influence and importance. Maonomics is a warning call whereby Western governments can avoid economic collapse by learning how to understand more clearly what the lessons of the Chinese economy really are. Based on first-hand reporting from China during frequent visits in the last several years, Maonomics lends credence to the Chinese view and translates it for Western readers. For example, the Chinese too are attached to their vision of democracy, but it is different from ours. It isn't focused as much on voting as it is economic opportunity and the fair distribution of wealth and prosperity. Napoleoni also separates failed Leninist political ideology from true Marxist theory, showing that Marx's writings do not reject profit so long as it is used to benefit the people. Marx's dictatorship of the proletariat is being realized in China, she argues, where giant steps forward are being made in the name of progress and the wellbeing and prosperity of the Chinese people. Looking at the Chinese economy up close, any economist would be hard pressed to say that they are not on the right track. Here Loretta Napoleoni offers a front row seat on the greatest show on earth: the peaceful economic revolution that is shifting the balance of power in the world from West to East
10 years that shook the world : a timeline of events from 2001 by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 253 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
Terrorism and the economy : how the war on terror is bankrupting the world by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 243 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
Terror inc. : tracing the money behind global terrorism by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shifting the focus away from religious and cultural differences, Napoleoni assesses the full extent of the role of the West in developing the economies of armed organisations and provides an insight into real factors dividing 'East' and 'West'
Die Ökonomie des Terrors : auf der Spur der Dollars hinter dem Terrorismus by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yihad : cómo se financia el terrorismo en la nueva economía by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los años de la Guerra Fría: la dependencia económica del terror. El nuevo desorden económico. La Nueva Economía del Terror
Marianne Heier : Surplus : Bergen International Festival Exhibition 2012 by Marianne Heier( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 35 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( )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in German and held by 29 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 Islamist phoenix : Islamic State and the redrawing of the Middle East by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A timely, piercing study of the Islamic State--today's dominant jihadist group in the Middle East whose star continues to rise--by the world-renowned expert on terrorist financing and money laundering, Loretta Napoleoni.The rise to prominence by the Islamic State (IS)--now dominating Middle Eastern politics--is explained in revealing detail by economist and bestselling author Loretta Napoleoni. Napoleoni illuminates the singularity of IS and how it differs from other jihadist organizations, particularly in terms of its economic structure and focus on consensus instead of pure violence. Napoleoni traces the beginnings of IS, its dynamic with al-Qaeda, and its current status as the first official Caliphate in over a century. With brilliant research and straightforward prose, Napoleoni brings the newest form of shell-state government to light, and shows us how dangerous it would be to underestimate it
Rome : a guide to the Eternal City by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il contagio by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Riprendiamoci la politica, l'economia, un lavoro, una vita dignitosa: è questo il grido che si leva unanime dalle sponde del Mediterraneo. Monta la consapevolezza che la crisi che oggi minaccia di annientarci viene da lontano, erede di una lunga serie di catastrofi - dall'Argentina alla bolla dei mercati asiatici ai crack statunitensi - ormai troppo numerose per essere casuali. È ora di ammetterlo: è l'alleanza tra una politica sempre più corrotta e una finanza sempre più avida che ha sequestrato la nostra democrazia e ci sta portando alla rovina. Mentre istituzioni di controllo come la Banca Centrale Europea e il Fondo Monetario Internazionale intervengono a peggiorare la situazione. Dalla primavera araba, che ha abbattuto i regimi dittatoriali della Tunisia e dell'Egitto, arriva una nuova ventata di protesta e di impegno. La rivoluzione sta dilagando in Europa, nella Spagna degli Indignados, in Grecia, in Italia con la mobilitazione referendaria, il popolo Viola, il movimento "Se non ora quando?". La parola d'ordine è: Basta! I protagonisti sono soprattutto i giovani, quelli a cui la politica ha riservato precariato, disoccupazione e lo spettro di una nuova povertà. Sul Mediterraneo, fa notare Napoleoni, si affacciano Paesi molto simili fra loro: economie avariate, oligarchie corrotte, disoccupazione e mancanza di servizi sociali, un sistema che regolarmente sceglie di garantire i privilegi di pochi a scapito della maggioranza
La morsa by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La fine della verità : [Iraq, guerra al terrore, scontro di civiltà, cronaca di una mistificazione] by Monica Maggioni( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Al-Zarqawi by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La nuova economia del terrorismo by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Gerson , Loretta
Gerson, Loretta 1955-
Gerson Napoleoni , Loretta
Gerson Napoleoni, Loretta 1955-
ナポリオーニ, ロレッタ
ナポレオーニ, ロレッタ
English (77)
Italian (24)
German (18)
Spanish (13)
Chinese (5)
French (4)
Dutch (3)
Japanese (2)
Korean (1)