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Chapter 1: Building a Complex Organization
I. Evolution of Al Qa’ida’s Organizational Structure:
II. A Description of Complex Organizations:
III. The Role of “Mergers and Acquisitions:”
IV. Initial Thoughts on Policy Implications:
I. Literature on Al Qa’ida’s Foreign Affiliates
A. Ideological motivations
B. Psychosocial motivations
C. Strategic/opportunistic motivations
B. Targeting leadership
Chapter 3: Methodology
I. Background:
II. Assessing Q1:
III. Assessing Q2:
IV. Developing the Universe of Cases
V. Selection of Study Subjects
VI. Problems Regarding Information Gathering
VII. Case Study
VIII. Relevance
Chapter 4: Universe of Cases
I. Al Qa’ida’s Affiliates: An Evolving Network
II. Al Qa’ida Affiliates: The Geographic Distribution
III. Al Qa’ida’s Affiliates: Mergers? Partnerships? Or Collaborations?
IV. Summary of Findings
Chapter 5: Results of Statistical Hypothesis Testing
Al Qa’ida’s and its pan-Islamic agenda?
I. The Origins of Islamic Violence in Algeria after the War of Independence
II. The Birth of the Salvation Islamic Front
III. The Beginnings of the GIA and the Onset of an Epoch of Violence
IV. An Alternative Emerges: The Origins of the GSPC
V. Fissions Form Within the GSPC
VI. The Rise of Droukdal
VII. Droukdal’s Program: Toward Global Jihad
VIII. The Announcement of Al Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb
IX. A New Organization
X. Final Observations
Chapter 7: Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya: The Unrealized Merger
I. The Emergence of the GAI from the Ashes of the Muslim Brotherhood
II. The Sadat Assassination
III. Crackdown under Mubarak
IV. Campaign of Terror
V. Collapse of an Armed Group
VI. Reconciliation
VII. Explaining the Decision not to Affiliate with Al Qa’ida
VIII. Final Observations
Appendix I: List of Terrorist Groups
Appendix II: Sources by Terrorist Group
Appendix III: Commanding Officer Attribute Codebook
Appendix V: Data on Universe of Cases
Appendix VI: Data on Q1
Appendix VII: Data on Q2
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