Professor of Islamic History at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

A map and visual based history of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, February 2022 to February 2023.

Professor Williams' book:
Counter Jihad: America's Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria

"A superb chronicle of the campaigns to counter Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and their affiliates—by a student of, and participant in, those campaigns."—General David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA and Commander of U.S. Central Command and NATO forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"Counter Jihad. Ranked by Book Authority as "One of the 20 Best Afghan War Books of All Time."

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Professor Williams' book:
The Last Warlord. The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime.

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Professor Williams' book:
Predators. The CIA's Drone War on Al Qaeda

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Professor Williams' book:
Afghanistan Declassified. A Guide to America's
Longest War.
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Professor Williams' book:
Inferno in Chechnya. The Russian-Chechen Wars, the Al Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombings.

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Professor Williams' book:
The Crimean Tatars:  The Diaspora Experience and the Forging of a Nation. Read excerpt

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Professor Williams' book:
The Crimean Tatars: From Soviet Genocide to Putin's Conquest


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Dispatch From Afghanistan. Dr. Williams photo blogs from the 'Forgotten War
Dr. Williams on NPR Radio in Case of Bin Laden's Driver.

  Dr. Williams' video "Living with a Warlord"
  Former lecturer at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. See Courses



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