MAKARIUSOVÁ, Radana.Terorismus, globální terorismus a éra al-Káidy.

1st ed. Prague: Metropolitan University Prague Press, 2013. 186 s. ISBN 978-80-86855-95-0

Since the beginning of the 21st century, terrorism has become a primary and everpresent security threat. The threat of terrorism developed gradually on the basis of historical events which culminated in the attack on the United States of America on September 11, 2001, when terrorism started to be perceived as a global threat.

The publication maps the development of modern terrorism since the end of the 19th century until the present day, tracing its origins to the first anarchic wave through to national and international terrorism until the current era of global terrorism. It focuses on the causes that led to the emergence of global jihad and of the radical Islamist movement Al Qaida. A special attention is paid to the development of the radical group Al Qaida and to the differences in the movement before and after 9/11. The text also covers an analysis of cooperation established between Taliban and other radical groups as well as regional differentiation of these radical groups which secure their existence by affiliation with Al Qaida.

The text locates terrorism into the context of modern history of international relations as well as into the context of the international relations discipline. All terrosism-related terminology is explained in a clear and consistent manner.