Irregular War: ISIS and the New Threat from the Margins
If the rise of Islamic State can overthrow powerful states in a matter of weeks, what kind of a secure future can the world expect? After more than a decade of the war on terror, security specialists thought that Islamist paramilitary movements were in decline; the threat from ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Boko Haram in Nigeria, al-Qaida in Yemen, the chaos in Libya and the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan have all shown that to be wishful thinking. Once again the West is at war in the Middle East.
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PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
ISIS and New Drivers of Conflict 2 Coming Out of Nowhere 3 Conflicting Narratives and an Environment for Revolt 4 Weapons of Mass Destructio...
ISIS and Its Future 6 Irregular
A Glowering Planet? 8 A Possible Peace
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