The Rise of Islamic State : ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution, Paperback / softback Book

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

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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.


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