Transformative Networks: The Case of North Caucasian and Central Asian Jihadist Networks

Caleb Weiss

Abstract


Using two case studies of North Caucasian and Central Asian jihadist networks, this paper explores how each transformed from local movements to transnational organizations. This qualitative paper, which ranges from the late 1980's to present day, has wider connotations, as it argues that personal connections forms through prior conflicts are instrumental in this transformation.

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