After he stopped being a mujahid during the Soviet-Afghan War but before becoming the most wanted terrorist after the 9/11 attacks, Osama Bin Laden detoured through the Balkans. He traveled to Albania, built an alliance with the mujahideen in the Bosnian War (…)
Islamic Radicalism in the Balkans: From Immigrant Arab Fighters to Emigrant Combatant in Arabia
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By: Julian Schmid
The “War on Terror” Did Not Take Place: “9/11,” Ahistoricity, and the Infinite Apocalypse
By: Jan Daniel
Myopic Visions of the War on Terror Era: Lebanon as a Post- 9/11 Security Problem
After it was revealed that seventeen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers hailed from the Gulf (fifteen were Saudi citizens, two were Emiratis), the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) doubled down on rhetoric about the need to combat radical and militant Islam. Washington also (…)
9/11 and the Securitization of Political Islam in the Gulf
The events of 9/11 and the subsequent Global War on Terrorism have profoundly transformed the landscape of international development in post-Soviet Central Asia. The launching of the military campaign, Operation Enduring Freedom, in neighboring Afghanistan in October 2001 resulted in
By: Clément Steuer
How 9/11 Reshaped the International Development Scene in Central Asia
US Pressure for Democratization, and Egyptian Political Opportunity Structure since 9/11
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 drastically impacted the lives of Uyghurs and other Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region. But while the ensuing Global War on Terror and worldwide Islamophobia has likely been a contributing factor to China’s repression (…)
By: Ondřej Klimeš and Sam Tynen
Assimilation or Islamophobia?: Uyghurs and China’s Counter–Terrorist Discourse after 2001
By: Courtney Freer
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 on American soil altered not only the international security environment but also the domestic power equilibrium in several Southeast Asian countries. The incumbent Malaysian (…)
Keeping Watch: Islamism in Indonesia after 9/11 and the Bali Bombing of 2002
By: Tomáš Petrů
At the very outset of the 21st century, Osama bin Laden positioned himself, wittingly or unwittingly, with the 9/11 attacks, as one of its likely most important figures. The attacks initially served to undermine multicultural policies in relatively ethnically and religiously (…)
Bin Laden’s Legacy Probably Surpasses His Wildest Dreams
By: James M. Dorsey
By: Karolina Kluczewska
With the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks upon us, it is important to recall that millions of Arab and Muslim Americans, who had nothing to do with those attacks, suffered enormous civil rights violations, physical attacks, job losses (…)
By: Louise Cainkar
Surveillance Spotlight on Arab and Muslim Americans: An Enduring Legacy of the Global War on Terror
By: Asya Metodieva
When al-Qaeda framed the 9/11 attacks as an Islamic holy war (jihad) and the United States retaliated by invading Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003) and initiating a Global War on Terror, Samuel Huntington’s clash of civilizations thesis between "Islam" and "the West" gained currency (…)
The Rise and Fall of Moderate Islamism as a Political Project: The Legacy of 9/11 in Turkey’s Relations with the West
By: Pelin Ayan Musil
The Evolution of Armed Drones for Targeted Killing after 9/11
From Yemen to Libya, Syria, and Nagorno-Karabakh, armed drones delivering precision munitions or commercial drones re-engineered into flying bombs by insurgents are changing the security landscape. The Middle (…)
By: Alessandro Arduino
For the past twenty years, the September 11 attacks have been seen by American and international policymakers and populations alike as a breaking point of international politics and security. After the (…)
Following the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration launched the U.S. and its allies into a “Global War on Terror,” designed and inspired by a neo-conservative worldview. The purpose of the (…)
The Global War on Terror (GWOT) defined Western engagement with many places in the Global South over the last two decades. Trying to deal with elusive terrorist (…)
By: Daniel R. Mahanty
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: U.S. Security Assistance after 9/11
Few images better reflect America’s response to the attacks of 9/11 as well as Goethe’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Charged with mopping the floor, and eager (…)
On a hillside about an hour outside of Kathmandu sits a collection of well- built, freshly painted houses. The development is not in a particularly wealthy area, but houses men who have made their money by spending (…)
How the “Forever Wars” Reshape Himalayan Villages
By: Noah Coburn
The Global War on Terror (GWOT) reshaped one of the most consequential intra-Islamic conflicts of our time, namely Sunni-Shi‘i sectarianism. While the 20th century had witnessed some sincere efforts to bridge the gaps between the communities, it became (…)
Bold Shi'is, Frightened Sunnis, and the Making of Sectarianism after 9/11
By: Simon Wolfgang Fuchs
By: Olmo Gölz
Productive Discomfort: German Islamic Studies after 9/11
The events of 9/11 shook up Islamic Studies (‘Islamwissenschaft’) in the German-language academy (including Switzerland and Austria) and left a deep imprint on the discipline (…)
Afghanistan was already in the back of my mind, on the morning of September 11, 2001: I was supposed to be there. As I walked to my office on a crystal-clear Fall day, I was thinking about my cancelled visit. I barely noticed the plume of smoke from across the (…)
The Global War on Terror and U.S. Relations with the Muslim World: Reflections on Afghanistan
By: Jonah Blank
In 1991, the Soviet Republics of Central Asia including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan suddenly and unexpectedly gained independence from the Soviet Union. The international community, however, paid little (…)
By: Tim Epkenhans
Post-Soviet Central Asia after 9/11: The Global War on Terror, Authoritarian Consolidation, and Religious Revival
War and State (Un)making in Tribal Borderlands of Pakistan
In August this year, three soldiers from the gendarmerie Balochistan Levy Force were killed in a landmine explosion in Ziarat, a southwestern town of Pakistan. A parlat (sit-in) ensued as the deceased's relatives and well-wishers refused (…)
By: Saifullah Nasar
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After he stopped being a mujahid during the Soviet-Afghan War but before becoming the most wanted terrorist after the 9/11 attacks, Osama Bin Laden detoured through the Balkans. He traveled to Albania, built an alliance with the mujahideen in the Bosnian War (…)
Islamic Radicalism in the Balkans: From Immigrant Arab Fighters to Emigrant Combatant in Arabia
By: Julian Schmid
The “War on Terror” Did Not Take Place: “9/11,” Ahistoricity, and the Infinite Apocalypse
By: Jan Daniel
Myopic Visions of the War on Terror Era: Lebanon as a Post- 9/11 Security Problem
The events of 9/11 and the subsequent Global War on Terrorism have profoundly transformed the landscape of international development in post-Soviet Central Asia. The launching of the military campaign, Operation Enduring Freedom, in neighboring Afghanistan in October 2001 resulted in
By: Clément Steuer
How 9/11 Reshaped the International Development Scene in Central Asia
US Pressure for Democratization, and Egyptian Political Opportunity Structure since 9/11
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 drastically impacted the lives of Uyghurs and other Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region. But while the ensuing Global War on Terror and worldwide Islamophobia has likely been a contributing factor to China’s repression (…)
By: Ondřej Klimeš and Sam Tynen
Assimilation or Islamophobia?: Uyghurs and China’s Counter–Terrorist Discourse after 2001
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 on American soil altered not only the international security environment but also the domestic power equilibrium in several Southeast Asian countries. The incumbent Malaysian (…)
Keeping Watch: Islamism in Indonesia after 9/11 and the Bali Bombing of 2002
By: Tomáš Petrů
At the very outset of the 21st century, Osama bin Laden positioned himself, wittingly or unwittingly, with the 9/11 attacks, as one of its likely most important figures. The attacks initially served to undermine multicultural policies in relatively ethnically and religiously (…)
Bin Laden’s Legacy Probably Surpasses His Wildest Dreams
By: James M. Dorsey
By: Karolina Kluczewska
With the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks upon us, it is important to recall that millions of Arab and Muslim Americans, who had nothing to do with those attacks, suffered enormous civil rights violations, physical attacks, job losses (…)
By: Louise Cainkar
Surveillance Spotlight on Arab and Muslim Americans: An Enduring Legacy of the Global War on Terror
By: Asya Metodieva
When al-Qaeda framed the 9/11 attacks as an Islamic holy war (jihad) and the United States retaliated by invading Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003) and initiating a Global War on Terror, Samuel Huntington’s clash of civilizations thesis between "Islam" and "the West" gained currency (…)
The Rise and Fall of Moderate Islamism as a Political Project: The Legacy of 9/11 in Turkey’s Relations with the West
By: Pelin Ayan Musil
The Evolution of Armed Drones for Targeted Killing after 9/11
From Yemen to Libya, Syria, and Nagorno-Karabakh, armed drones delivering precision munitions or commercial drones re-engineered into flying bombs by insurgents are changing the security landscape. The Middle (…)
By: Alessandro Arduino
For the past twenty years, the September 11 attacks have been seen by American and international policymakers and populations alike as a breaking point of international politics and security. After the (…)
Following the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration launched the U.S. and its allies into a “Global War on Terror,” designed and inspired by a neo-conservative worldview. The purpose of the (…)
The Global War on Terror (GWOT) defined Western engagement with many places in the Global South over the last two decades. Trying to deal with elusive terrorist (…)
By: Daniel R. Mahanty
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: U.S. Security Assistance after 9/11
Few images better reflect America’s response to the attacks of 9/11 as well as Goethe’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Charged with mopping the floor, and eager (…)
The Global War on Terror (GWOT) reshaped one of the most consequential intra-Islamic conflicts of our time, namely Sunni-Shi‘i sectarianism. While the 20th century had witnessed some sincere efforts to bridge the gaps between the communities, it became (…)
Bold Shi'is, Frightened Sunnis, and the Making of Sectarianism after 9/11
By: Simon Wolfgang Fuchs
After it was revealed that seventeen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers hailed from the Gulf (fifteen were Saudi citizens, two were Emiratis), the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) doubled down on rhetoric about the need to combat radical and militant Islam. Washington also (…)
9/11 and the Securitization of Political Islam in the Gulf
By: Courtney Freer
On a hillside about an hour outside of Kathmandu sits a collection of well- built, freshly painted houses. The development is not in a particularly wealthy area, but houses men who have made their money by spending (…)
How the “Forever Wars” Reshape Himalayan Villages
By: Noah Coburn
By: Olmo Gölz
Productive Discomfort: German Islamic Studies after 9/11
The events of 9/11 shook up Islamic Studies (‘Islamwissenschaft’) in the German-language academy (including Switzerland and Austria) and left a deep imprint on the discipline (…)
Afghanistan was already in the back of my mind, on the morning of September 11, 2001: I was supposed to be there. As I walked to my office on a crystal-clear Fall day, I was thinking about my cancelled visit. I barely noticed the plume of smoke from across the (…)
The Global War on Terror and U.S. Relations with the Muslim World: Reflections on Afghanistan
By: Jonah Blank
War and State (Un)making in Tribal Borderlands of Pakistan
In August this year, three soldiers from the gendarmerie Balochistan Levy Force were killed in a landmine explosion in Ziarat, a southwestern town of Pakistan. A parlat (sit-in) ensued as the deceased's relatives and well-wishers refused (…)
By: Saifullah Nasar
In 1991, the Soviet Republics of Central Asia including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan suddenly and unexpectedly gained independence from the Soviet Union. The international community, however, paid little (…)
By: Tim Epkenhans
Post-Soviet Central Asia after 9/11: The Global War on Terror, Authoritarian Consolidation, and Religious Revival
© 2021 Oriental Institute, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Kevin L. Schwartz, and Ameem Lutfi
Semantics and the Language of Terror
Counterinsurgency Strategies
Knowledge and Cultural Production
Capital Flows and Patronage Networks
Islamism and Internationalism
Rise of Authoritarianism
Muslim Networks
If you are interested in contributing an article for the project, please send a short summary of the proposed topic (no more than 200 words) and brief bio to submissions@911legacies.com. For all other matters, please contact inquiry@911legacies.com.
CONTACT
MUSLIM NETWORKS
Counterinsurgency Strategies
KNOWLEDGE AND CULTURAL PRODUCTION
CAPITAL FLOWS AND PATRONAGE NETWORKS
RISE OF AUTHORITARIANISM
SEMANTICS AND THE LANGUAGE OF TERROR
ISLAMISM AND INTERNATIONALISM