Jihadology Podcast: al-Qaeda's Franchising Strategy

By Aaron Y. Zelin
Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 8:28 PM

Barak Mendelsohn comes on the show to discuss his new book, The al-Qaeda Franchise: The Expansion of al-Qaeda and Its Consequences. Some of the topics covered include:

  • How organizations expand
  • Why AQ decided to branch out and the strategy behind that decision
  • AQ’s choices on where to expand
  • Case studies on AQ’s different branches


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