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The Resource The Islamist phoenix : the Islamic State and the redrawing of the Middle East, Loretta Napoleoni

The Islamist phoenix : the Islamic State and the redrawing of the Middle East, Loretta Napoleoni

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The Islamist phoenix : the Islamic State and the redrawing of the Middle East
Title
The Islamist phoenix
Title remainder
the Islamic State and the redrawing of the Middle East
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Loretta Napoleoni
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Islamic State and the redrawing of the Middle East
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eng
Summary
From its birth in the late 1990s as the jihadist dream of terrorist leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the Islamic State (known by a variety of names, including ISIS, ISIL, and al Qaeda in Iraq) has grown into a massive enterprise, redrawing national borders across the Middle East and subjecting an area larger than the United Kingdom to its own vicious brand of Sharia law. This book takes us beyond the headlines, demonstrating that while Western media portrays the Islamic State as little more than a gang of thugs on a winning streak, the organization is proposing a new model for nation building. Waging a traditional war of conquest to carve out the 21st-century version of the original Caliphate, IS uses modern technology to recruit and fundraise while engaging the local population in the day-to-day running of the new state. Rising from the ashes of failing jihadist enterprises, the Islamic State has shown a deep understanding of Middle Eastern politics, fully exploiting proxy war and shell-state tactics. This is not another terrorist network but a formidable enemy in tune with the new modernity of the current world disorder. As Napoleoni writes, Ignoring these facts is more than misleading and superficial, it is dangerous. Know your enemy remains the most important adage in the fight against terrorism
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"World-renowned terrorism expert Loretta Napoleoni takes us beyond the headlines, demonstrating that while Western media portrays the Islamic State as little more than a gang of thugs on a winning streak, the organization is proposing a new model for nation building."--Provided by the publisher
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10408911
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Napoleoni, Loretta
Dewey number
956.054
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no index present
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non fiction
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True
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  • IS (Organization)
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Terrorism
  • Middle East
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adult
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Islamic State and the redrawing of the Middle East
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The Islamist phoenix : the Islamic State and the redrawing of the Middle East, Loretta Napoleoni
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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text
Control code
000053687914
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xxii, 136 pages
Isbn
9781609806286
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
The Islamist phoenix : the Islamic State and the redrawing of the Middle East, Loretta Napoleoni
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053687914
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xxii, 136 pages
Isbn
9781609806286
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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