The Rise of Islamic State

The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Middle Eastern History
Paperback Published on: 03/02/2015
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The Rise of Islamic State
A clear and brilliantly-written examination of the rise of Islamic State
Patrick Cockburn has written incisively, passionately and authoritatively about the Middle East for nearly 40 years. His journalism has won him many awards... READ MORE
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Born of the Iraqi and Syrian civil wars, the Islamic State astonished the world in 2014 by creating a powerful new force in the Middle East. By combining religious fanaticism and military prowess, the new self-declared caliphate poses a threat to the political status quo of the whole region.

In The Rise of Islamic State, Patrick Cockburn describes the conflicts behind a dramatic unraveling of US foreign policy. He shows how the West created the conditions for ISIS's explosive success by stoking the war in Syria. The West-the US and NATO in particular-underestimated the militants' potential until it was too late and failed to act against jihadi sponsors in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Pakistan.

  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 9781784780401
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 212g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm

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