The Origins of ISIS: The Collapse of Nations and Revolution in the Middle East (Paperback)

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The rapid expansion of ISIS and its swathe of territorial gains across the Middle East have been headline news since 2013. Yet much media attention and analysis has been focussed upon the military exploits, brutal tactics and radicalisation methods employed by the group. While ISIS remains a relatively new phenomenon, it is important to consider the historical and local dynamics that have shaped the emergence of the group in the past decade. In this book Simon Mabon and Stephen Royle provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the roots, tactics and ideology of the group, exploring the interactions of the various participants involved in the formative stages of ISIS. Based on original scholarly sources and first-hand research in the region, this book provides an authoritative and closely-analysed look at the emergence of one of the defining forces of the early twenty-first century.

About the Author

Simon Mabon is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Lancaster. He is the author of Saudi Arabia and Iran: Power and Rivalry in the Middle East and Hezbollah: From Islamic Resistance to Government.Stephen Royle is a Research Fellow at the Richardson Institute, Lancaster University and a security analyst in the Middle East. He holds a PhD from Lancaster University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781784536961
ISBN-10: 1784536962
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Pages: 256
Language: English

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