Current Conflicts and Muslim and Islamist States: Two Contemporary Cases

  • S. M. Farid Mirbagheri
Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)


The terrorist attacks of September 2001 in the United States by Islamist suicide bombers prompted a massive US-led military operation that ousted the radical government of the Taliban from power in Afghanistan and led to the fleeing of the leaders of the al-Qaida organisation, the primary sponsor of the 2001 attacks.1 The neoconservative US administration at the time declared a War on Terror, whereby it reserved the right of preventive strikes against those it considered potential terrorist threats against the United States.2 Attention was thereafter focused on the dictatorship in Iraq, where for decades the tyrannical government of Saddam Hussein had resulted in a brutal suppression of the Iraqi people and caused two major wars, one with Iran and another with Kuwait.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Farid Mirbagheri
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NicosiaCyprus

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