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Title:
How we win : how cutting-edge entrepreneurs, political visionaries, enlightened business leaders, and social media mavens can defeat the extremist threat / Farah Pandith.
ISBN:
9780062471154

9780062471161
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Custom House, [2019]
Physical Description:
511 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents:
Introduction -- A fight we're losing -- Millennials adrift -- Plague from the Gulf -- Halalization -- Sheikh Google -- America the bogeyman -- #startupgovernment -- Global business on the front lines -- Building Dumbledore's army -- Epilogue : the promise of open power -- Appendix 1. From national security strategy, President George W. Bush, 2006 -- Appendix 2. President Obama's "A new beginning" speech.
Abstract:
"There is a war being fought, and we are losing it. Despite the billions of dollars spent since 9/11 trying to defeat terrorist organizations, the so-called Islamic State, Al Qaeda, and other groups remain a terrifying geopolitical threat. In some ways the threat has grown worse: The 9/11 hijackers came from far away; the danger today can come from anywhere--from the other side of the world to across the street. Unable to stem recruitment, we seem doomed to a worsening struggle with a constantly evolving enemy that remains several steps ahead of us. Unfortunately, current policies seem almost guaranteed not to reduce extremist violence but instead to make it easier for terrorists to spread their hateful ideas, recruit new members, and carry out attacks. We actually possess the means right now to inoculate communities against extremist ideologies. In How We Win, Farah Pandith presents a revolutionary new analysis of global extremism as well as powerful but seldom-used strategies for vanquishing it. Drawing on her visits to eighty countries, the hundreds of interviews and focus groups she's conducted around the world, and her high-level experience in the Bush and Obama administrations, Pandith argues for a paradigm shift in our approach to combat extremism, one that mobilizes the expertise and resources of diplomats, corporate leaders, mental health experts, social scientists, entrepreneurs, local communities, and, most of all, global youth themselves. There is a war being fought, and we can win it. This is how"-- Provided by publisher.

"The first-ever United States Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith's analysis of the rapid spread of extremist ideology, and how business, government and society at large can unite to stop it"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Drawing on her decades of experience, Pandith unweaves the tangled web of extremism and demonstrates how government officials, tech CEOs, and concerned citizens alike can do their part to defeat it." - Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright

There is a war being fought, and we are losing it.

Despite the billions of dollars spent since 9/11 trying to defeat terrorist organizations, the so-called Islamic State, Al Qaeda, and other groups remain a terrifying geopolitical threat. In some ways the threat has grown worse: The 9/11 hijackers came from far away; the danger today can come from anywhere--from the other side of the world to across the street. Unable to stem recruitment, we seem doomed to a worsening struggle with a constantly evolving enemy that remains several steps ahead of us. Unfortunately, current policies seem almost guaranteed not to reduce extremist violence but instead to make it easier for terrorists to spread their hateful ideas, recruit new members, and carry out attacks.

We actually possess the means right now to inoculate communities against extremist ideologies. In How We Win, Farah Pandith presents a revolutionary new analysis of global extremism as well as powerful but seldom-used strategies for vanquishing it. Drawing on her visits to eighty countries, the hundreds of interviews and focus groups she's conducted around the world, and her high-level experience in the Bush and Obama administrations, Pandith argues for a paradigm shift in our approach to combat extremism, one that mobilizes the expertise and resources of diplomats, corporate leaders, mental health experts, social scientists, entrepreneurs, local communities, and, most of all, global youth themselves.

There is a war being fought, and we can win it. This is how.


Table of Contents

Map of the Worldp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 A Fight We're Losingp. 35
Chapter 2 Millennials Adriftp. 75
Chapter 3 Plague From the Gulfp. 109
Chapter 4 Halalizationp. 163
Chapter 5 Sheikh Googlep. 191
Chapter 6 America the Bogeymanp. 231
Chapter 7 #Startupgovernmentp. 271
Chapter 8 Global Business on the Front Linesp. 313
Chapter 9 Building Dumbledore's Armyp. 349
Epilogue: The Promise of Open Powerp. 391
Acknowledgmentsp. 401
Author's Note: Mapp. 407
Appendix 1 From National Security Strategy, President George W. Bush, 2006p. 409
Appendix 2 President Obama's "A New Beginning" Speechp. 411
Glossaryp. 429
Notesp. 431
Bibliographyp. 469
Indexp. 495