The rapid expansion of ISIS and its swathe of territorial gains across the Middle East have been headline news since 2013. Yet much media attention and analysis has been focussed upon the military exploits, brutal tactics and radicalisation methods employed by the group. While ISIS remains a relatively new phenomenon, it is important to consider the historical and local dynamics that have shaped the emergence of the group in the past decade. In this book Simon Mabon and Stephen Royle provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the roots, tactics and ideology of the group, exploring the interactions of the various participants involved in the formative stages of ISIS. Based on original scholarly sources and first-hand research in the region, this book provides an authoritative and closely-analysed look at the emergence of one of the defining forces of the early twenty-first century.
"This is a timely and useful addition to the literature on the 2003 Iraq War, the subsequent dislocation of state-society relations, and security vacuum in which ISIS has risen to dominate national, regional and international security agendas. Simon Mabon and Stephen Royle chart the political organization of Iraq and ISIS, sectarianism, and the rising human costs associated with the brutality of the militant group. They should be commended for tackling a difficult and complex subject with appropriate gusto." --- Robert Mason, Middle East Studies Center, American University in Cairo.
'Using exclusive on-the-ground research, Mabon and Royle reveal the real root causes behind the emergence of Islamic State and shed new light on the situation in Iraq. This book should be required reading for the incoming Secretary of State.' --Hassan Hassan, author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror
|Autor||MABON, Simon and ROYLE, Stephen|
|Dimensiuni||20 x 13 cm|