The Islamist Phoenix

The Islamist Phoenix

The Islamic State And The Redrawing Of The Middle East

Book - 2014
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A timely, piercing study of the Islamic State, as its rise to prominence and domination of Middle Eastern politics, is explained in revealing detail by economist and bestselling author Loretta Napoleoni. Napoleoni illuminates the singularity of IS and how it differs from other jihadist organisations, particularly in terms of its economic structure and focus on consensus instead of pure violence. Napoleoni traces the beginnings of IS, its dynamic with al-Qaeda, and its current status as the first official Caliphate in over a century.
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, c2014
ISBN: 9781609806286
160980628X
Characteristics: xxii, 136 pages ; 18 cm

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thebritlass
Sep 07, 2015

Another must-read for anyone seeking to have a greater understanding of the current ISIS situation. This small book is big on information (the glossary in the back helps); Middle East politics is incredibly complex and not easily understood; the author helps to shed light on a situation that is far from black and white, in which all the players (East and West) are manipulating and misrepresenting events in order to look out for their own interests and agendas.

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StarGladiator
Feb 18, 2015

Never been a Napoleoni fan in the past, thought she was too pro-Wall Street, or the status quo, but fully believe she nails it with this book, and completely grasps the situation. Basically, an apocalyptic version of one world religion! One important item many haven't picked up on: Erdogan's party [Turkey] is connected to ISIS! [Just too darn bad that once again the USA, along with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, has financed and armed another killing machine. ISIS: made in the USA - - or Saudi Arabia! The Taliban and al Qaeda, in the 1990s, funded and armed by the CIA and Unocal. This horrible stuff will only stop when there's been complete regime change in America - - no democratic wing of the bankster party nor republicon wing of the bankster party - - elected.]

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