Global Jihad, Precarious Collective Action, and Practical Ideology in Militant Organizations (S. 10, Ep. 5)

Glenn Robinson of the Naval Postgraduate School talks about his latest book, Global Jihad: A Brief History, with Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast. The book tells the story of four distinct jihadi waves, each with its own program for achieving a global end: whether a Jihadi International to liberate Muslim lands from foreign occupation; al-Qa’ida’s call to drive the United States out of the Muslim world; ISIS using “jihadi cool” to recruit followers; or leaderless efforts of stochastic terror to “keep the dream alive.” (Starts at 24:22). Dina Bishara of Cornell University discusses her new article, “Precarious Collective Action: Unemployed Graduates Associations in the Middle East and North Africa.” (Starts at 0:50). Sarah E. Parkinson of Johns Hopkins University talks about “Practical Ideology in Militant Organizations.” (Starts at 10:17).


Music for this season’s podcast was created by Feras Arrabi. You can find more of his work on his Facebook and Instagram page.

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