Following the Method of Mohammad: Jihadist Strategies in the War on Terror
Recorded on August 12, 2004
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
To many observers the jihadis seem to have no strategy at all.
Attacks around the world appear random or even counter-productive,
and there is, apparently, no over-arching strategic vision driving
their project. Dr. Habeck argues quite the reverse - there are
coherent strategies behind the seeming randomness of the jihadist
war on the West, strategies that only make sense within the
ideologies of the various extremist groups.
Dr. Habeck has written Storm of Steel: The Development of
Armor Doctrine in Germany and the Soviet Union, 1919-1939
(Cornell, 2003); co-edited Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in
the Spanish Civil War (Yale, 2001) with Ronald Radosh and
Grigory Sevostinianov; edited The Great War and the Twentieth
Century (2000), with Jay Winter and Geoffrey Parker; and
published essays in several collections. Currently, she is writing
two books on jihadist ideology.