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The Resource Islamist Phoenix : the Islamic state and the redrawing of the Middle East, Loretta Napoleoni

Islamist Phoenix : the Islamic state and the redrawing of the Middle East, Loretta Napoleoni

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Islamist Phoenix : the Islamic state and the redrawing of the Middle East
Title
Islamist Phoenix
Title remainder
the Islamic state and the redrawing of the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Loretta Napoleoni
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Author
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Language
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. In The Islamist Phoenix, 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. 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."
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Napoleoni, Loretta
Dewey number
956.05/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.I722
LC item number
I8563 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • IS (Organization)
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Terrorism
  • Middle East
Label
Islamist Phoenix : the Islamic state and the redrawing of the Middle East, Loretta Napoleoni
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/sccld-document_id-esvbpg9
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609806293
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
655723
System control number
  • ocn895252221
  • (MnSpTMCL)esvbpg9
Label
Islamist Phoenix : the Islamic state and the redrawing of the Middle East, Loretta Napoleoni
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/sccld-document_id-esvbpg9
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609806293
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
655723
System control number
  • ocn895252221
  • (MnSpTMCL)esvbpg9

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