Most violent jihadi movements in the twentieth century focused on removing corrupt, repressive secular regimes throughout the Muslim world. But following the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, a new form of jihadism emerged - global jihad - turning to the international arena as the primary locus of ideology and action. With this book, Glenn Robinson develops a compelling and provocative argument about this violent political movement's evolution.
Glenn Robinson is on the faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and is affiliated with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served as an expert advisor to USAID and the US Department of Defense. Robinson has authored or co-authored four books on Middle East politics, and 120 journal articles, book chapters, government reports and conference papers. His most recent book, Global Jihad: A Brief History, is due out in 2020. He has worked closely with both USAID and DOD on various development and political challenges facing the Middle East.