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What the Cold War Can Teach Us About Jihadism

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Jul 14, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Links between Cold War terrorism and modern jihadist terrorism
An Islamic State flag flies near the frontline between the jihadist group and Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq. Jihadism and communism are both ideologies, and ideologies are much harder to kill than their proponents are.
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The lessons derived from the decades-long struggle against communism throughout the world may provide important guidance for the continuing fight against jihadism. In particular, as with communism, until the ideology of jihadism is totally discredited, it will continue to attract new recruits....

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