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Gartenstein-Ross, Daveed 1976-

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Works: 24 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 1,113 library holdings
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Most widely held works about Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
 
Most widely held works by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
Bin Laden's legacy : why we're still losing the war on terror by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why al Qaeda is winning its war against the West--and America has been playing right into its handsIn the decade since 9/11, the United States has grown weaker: It has been bogged down by costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has spent billions of dollars on security to protect air travel and other transport, as well as the homeland more generally. Much of this money has been channeled into efforts that are inefficient by design and highly bureaucratic, a lack of coordination between and among the government and an array of contractors making it difficult to evaluate the return on the enormous investment that we have made in national security. Meanwhile, public morale has been sapped by measures ranging from color-coded terror alerts to full-body hand searches. Now counterterrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross details the strategic missteps the U.S. has made in the fight against al Qaeda, a group that U.S. planners never really took the time to understand. For this reason, America's responses to the terrorist threat have often unwittingly helped al Qaeda achieve its goals. Gartenstein-Ross's book explains what the country must do now to stem the bleeding. Explains in detail al Qaeda's strategy to sap and undermine the American economy, and shows how the United States played into the terrorist group's hands by expanding the battlefield and setting up an expensive homeland security bureaucracy that has difficulty dealing with a nimble, adaptive foe Outlines how al Qaeda's economic plans have evolved toward an ultimate "strategy of a thousand cuts," which involves smaller yet more frequent attacks against Western societies Shows how the domestic politicization of terrorism has weakened the United States, skewing its priorities and causing it to misallocate counterterrorism resources Offers a practical plan for building domestic resiliency against terrorist attacks, and escaping the mistakes that have undermined America's war against its jihadist foes Clearly written and powerfully argued by a prominent counterterrorism expert, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what al Qaeda is really after and how the United States can thwart its goals--or help unwittingly to achieve them"--Provided by publisher
The Afghanistan-Pakistan theater : militant Islam, security & stability( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores vital aspects of the situation the U.S. confronts in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. This collection represents a diversity of political perspectives and policy prescriptions
Homegrown terrorists in the U.S. and U.K : an empirical study of the radicalization process by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study is a product of over a year and half of research into the phenomenon of homegrown terrorists--Westerners who have chosen to take up arms against the society in which they were born or raised. Homegrown Terrorists in the U.S. and U.K. examines six different steps are particularly significant as homegrown terrorists radicalize: the adoption of a legalistic interpretation of Islam, coming to trust only a select and ideologically rigid group of religious authorities, viewing the West and Islam and irreconcilably opposed, manifesting a low tolerance for perceived religious deviance, attempting to impose religious beliefs on others, and the expression of radical political views
From energy crisis to energy security : a reader( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terror in the peaceable kingdom : understanding and addressing violent extremism in Canada( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My year inside radical Islam : a memoir by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Year Inside Radical Islam is a memoir of first a spiritual and then a political seduction. Raised in liberal Ashland, Oregon, by parents who were Jewish by birth but dismissive of strict dogma, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross converted to Islam in college-a process that began with a desire to connect with both a religious community and a spiritual practice, and eventually led him to sympathize with the most extreme interpretations of the faith with the most radical political implications. In the year following graduation, Gartenstein-Ross went to work for the Al Haramain Islamic Foundation, a charity dedicated to fostering Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia's austere form of Islam-a theological inspiration for many terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda. Shortly after he left Al Haramain-when his own fanaticism had waned-the foundation was charged by the U.S. government for a money-laundering scheme that was seemingly designed to finance terrorist organizations. Gartenstein-Ross, by this time a lawyer at a prominent firm, volunteered for questioning by the FBI. They already knew who he was. The story of how a good faith can be distorted and a decent soul can be seduced away from his principles, My Year Inside Radical Islam provides a rare glimpse into the personal interface between religion and politics
Firefighters' developing role in counterterrorism by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allies, adversaries & enemies : America's increasingly complex alliances( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of al-Shabaab : a Militant Leadership Monitor special report : personalities behind the insurgency by Andrew McGregor( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this Quarterly Special Report (QSR) on the rise of al-Shabaab, we focus on the various militants who are guiding al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-aligned militant organization that aims to impose Shari'a in Somalia. The group began as a radical youth wing of Somalia's Islamic Courts Union in 2006. The QSR begins with an analysis of the political and security landscape in Somalia, with an historical look at Somali resistance to Ethiopia. The QSR continues with an in-depth look at al-Shabaab's leaders. The next article assesses al-Shabaab's deadly attack on Kenya's Westgate Mall on September 24, 2013. The analysis of the recent attack is followed by a timeline of al-Shabaab's activity since September 30, 2012. The timeline highlights attacks by al-Shabaab that show the group's increasing capability to carry out attacks
Terrorism in the West by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Towards understanding the significance of religion for jihadi violent non-state actors by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Within the international relations and political science literature about violent non-state actors claiming inspiration from the Islamic faith (frequently referred to as "jihadists"), there is a debate about whether religious ideas are a causal factor in motivating people toward the use of violence. Scholars representing the dominant view in the field argue that religious ideas are not a significant causal factor, and that religious rhetoric is often a post hoc justification for violence, yet these assertions are made in an ad hoc way, without systematic evaluation. This dissertation provides a framework to test one set of assumptions underlying those arguments in cases of "homegrown" terrorism in the U.S. and U.K., meaning individuals for whom Western countries are either their primary cultural reference or else the place where they first turned toward embracing jihadist ideals. Homegrown terrorism is seen as increasingly important by both practitioners and academics. Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano described homegrown terrorism as "one of the most striking elements of today's threat picture."The dissertation proposes a framework for understanding the religiosity of individuals who undertook jihadist violence, arguing that the best way to understand this factor is objectively measurable behavior that occurs prior to the acts of violence, and hence sheds light on what researchers call the "radicalization process." The dissertation presents five behavioral manifestations tied to salafist religious practice: adhering to a highly legalistic interpretation of Islam; trusting only core salafi jihadist scholars; perceiving an irreconcilable schism between Islam and the West; manifesting a low tolerance for perceived theological deviance; and attempting to impose one's religious beliefs on others. The dissertation uses this framework to examine five individual and group case studies. In four of the five case studies examined, the dissertation finds significant evidence of salafi jihadist religiosity prior to the individual or group's turn to violence. It argues that the application of the framework to these case studies demonstrates that the framework is capable of discerning religiosity in the cases explored. In some cases, it was able to discern religiosity where all informed observers recognize that it was present, and in other cases it was able to speak to salafi jihadist religiosity in cases where no such general consensus has emerged. Though correlation does not prove causation, the dissertation concludes that the case studies examined open up more space for the discussion of religious ideas as a causal force for jihadist terrorists. Indeed, it appears that religious ideas had been unfairly marginalized in this sphere as a possible causal factor--a bias against recognizing religion's relevance that can be discerned elsewhere in the social sciences as well
No other Gods before me : Spheres of Influence in the Relationship between Christianity and Islam by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Why al Qaeda Is Winning: The War We're Fighting, and the War We Think We're by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My Year in Radical Islam : a memoir by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Islamic State 2021 : possible futures in North and West Africa by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Terrorism in the west 2008 : a guide to terrorism events and landmark cases by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Perceptions of the "Arab Spring" Within the Salafi-Jihadi Movement by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( )

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

The Islamic State's global propaganda strategy by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Research Paper aims to analyse in depth the global propaganda strategy of the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) by looking at the methods through which this grand strategy is carried out as well as the objectives that IS wants to achieve through it. The authors first discuss IS' growth model, explaining why global expansion and recruitment of foreign fighters are pivotal to IS success. Having in mind this critical role, the authors then explore the narratives and themes used by the group to mobilise foreign fighters and jihadists groups. Third, the paper analyses how IS deploys its narratives in those territories where it has established a foothold. Fourth, it outlines IS' direct engagement strategy and how it is used to facilitate allegiance of other jihadist groups. The final section of the paper offers a menu of policy options that stakeholders can implement to counter IS' global propaganda efforts
The crisis in North Africa : implications for Europe and options for EU policymakers by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arab Spring protests of 2011 that swept through the Middle East and North Africa radically reshaped the region's political and security environment. The newly unstable regional environment has created an array of challenges for European policymakers. This report is divided into three sections. The first section provides an overview of current political trends in each of the five North African countries. The second section of the report outlines the major threats and challenges that European countries face in North Africa, including jihadism, irregular migration, transnational crime, and economic instability. This section also anticipates future contingencies that may demand a response from EU policymakers, such as the death of key political figures or mass atrocities carried out by state and sub-state actors. But the main purpose of this study is to provide a menu of options delineating approaches that European policymakers can adopt, which is covered in the third section. The report does not advocate for a specific strategy, and generally avoids policy prescriptions, but instead is designed to objectively analyze the various available options, weighing the costs and benefits of each approach. Because the report is structured as a policy menu, some options discussed herein will be directly at odds with one another. In exploring conflicting policies, this report aims to illuminate the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, thus enhancing policymakers' ability to make educated strategic decisions
Islamic State vs. Al-Qaeda : strategic dimentions of a patricidal conflict by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the Islamic State and its competition with al-Qaeda has fundamentally reshaped the global jihadist movement. Al-Qaeda, the once-dominant force within the movement, which adopted a strategy focused on fighting the United States in a competition between two actors, has faltered as the Islamic State's strategy designed for war both with the United States and al-Qaeda has demonstrated results. Rather than competing with the Islamic State's loud campaign trumpeting its brutality and military success, al-Qaeda has instead sought to avoid attention and rebrand itself as 'moderate.' What is the future of the jihadist movement? Whose strategy will succeed, al Qaeda's or the Islamic State's? How should the United States analyze and respond to the new environment?
 
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Ross, Daveed Gartenstein- 1976-

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The Afghanistan-Pakistan theater : militant Islam, security & stabilityHomegrown terrorists in the U.S. and U.K : an empirical study of the radicalization processFrom energy crisis to energy security : a readerMy year inside radical Islam : a memoirWhy al Qaeda Is Winning: The War We're Fighting, and the War We Think We'reMy Year in Radical Islam : a memoirTerrorism in the west 2008 : a guide to terrorism events and landmark cases