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Fawaz A. Gerges, Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations, London School of Economics
Fawaz A. Gerges is Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics. His books include Journey of the Jihadist and The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global.
"... a masterly and trenchant account of the origins of al Qaeda and its decline after 9/11." - Foreign Affairs
"Worth reading" - The Economist
Prologue The Politics of Terrorism
Chapter 1: The Rise of al-Qa'ida
Chapter 2: The Growing Rift: Near versus Far Enemy
Chapter 3: A Great Success and a Monstrous Miscalculation (September 11)
Chapter 4: Decline and Fall
Chapter 5: Shadows and Legacies