In an era of ever-changing global opportunities and challenges, the Center for Strategic and Inter-national Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decisionmak-ers. CSIS conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives that look into the futureand anticipate change.Founded by David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh Burke at the height of the Cold War, CSISwas dedicated to the simple but urgent goal of nding ways for America to survive as a nation andprosper as a people. Since 1962, CSIS has grown to become one of the world’s preeminent publicpolicy institutions.Today, CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprot organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Morethan 220 full-time sta and a large network of aliated scholars focus their expertise on defenseand security; on the world’s regions and the unique challenges inherent to them; and on the issuesthat know no boundary in an increasingly connected world.Former U.S. senator Sam Nunn became chairman of the CSIS Board of Trustees in 1999, andJohn J. Hamre has led CSIS as its president and chief executive ocer since 2000.CSIS does not take specic policy positions; accordingly, all views expressed in this publica-tion should be understood to be solely those of the author(s).Cover: e photo depicts Hasan Aldan, a.k.a. Abu Muslim Kurdi, a Turkish national and mem-ber of the Islamic Jihad Union who died on June 4, 2008, during a suicide attack on a facility usedby the Afghan intelligence service in Meydan-e Dzadzi in the Khost Province of Afghanistan.(See Ronald Sandee, “e Islamic Jihad Union,” NEFA Foundation, October 14, 2008, http://www.nefafoundation.org/miscellaneous/FeaturedDocs/nefaijuoct08.pdf, p. 16.) e image wasobtained from an Islamic Jihad Union propaganda video featuring Kurdi posted on the jihadi forumAnsar Al-Mujahideen.© 2010 by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. All rights reserved.
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