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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.