ISBN-10: 0520289285

ISBN-13: 9780520289284

Islamic nation (also often called ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) surprised the area while it overran a space the scale of serious Britain on each side of the Iraq-Syria border in a question of weeks and proclaimed the beginning of a brand new Caliphate. during this well timed and critical e-book, Abdel Bari Atwan attracts on his unmatched wisdom of the worldwide jihadi flow and center jap geopolitics to bare the origins and modus operandi of Islamic State.

in keeping with huge box study and unique interviews with IS insiders, Islamic State outlines the group's management constitution, in addition to its recommendations, strategies, and numerous equipment of recruitment. Atwan strains the Salafi-jihadi lineage of IS, its ideological adjustments with al Qaeda and the lethal competition that has emerged among their leaders. He additionally exhibits how the group's quick progress has been facilitated through its masterful command of social media structures, the "dark web," Hollywood blockbuster-style movies, or even jihadi laptop video games, generating a robust paradox the place the goals of the center a while have reemerged in cyberspace.

As Islamic nation maintains to dominate the world's media headlines with bad acts of ruthless violence, Atwan considers the movement's probabilities of survival and growth and gives crucial insights on power executive responses to comprise the IS threat.

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