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The Islamic State : a brief introduction
The Islamic State : a brief introduction
Lister, Charles R., 1987-2015
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What is the Islamic State? Is it a threat as potent and large as Al Qaeda in the early 2000s? Charles R. Lister, a Brookings fellow and journalist with long experience in the region, provides answers to these and other questions in The Islamic State: A Brief Introduction. He shows that IS is not a new phenomenon but has long historical roots in the region and has evolved from a small terrorist group into a functional state. He explains how it has also become a savvy propagandist, making use of social media both to trumpet its conquests and brutality and to attract adherents. And the book weighs how the West and regional powers need to act to ensure that IS will not, as its slogan proclaims, continue to be "lasting and expanding" [from the publisher].
Main title:
Imprint:
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2015.
Collation:
xviii, 110 pages ; 18 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-101) and index.
Contents:
Introduction : more than a terrorist organization -- "Lasting and expanding" -- The emerging Islamic State -- Degrading and destroying the Islamic State -- Appendix: Who's who in the Islamic State senior leadership.
ISBN:
9780815726678
Dewey class:
956.054
Language:
English
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Hampton LibrarySociety and Beliefs956.054 LISAvailable
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