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From deep state to Islamic State : the Arab counter-revolution and its Jihadi legacy, Jean-Pierre Filiu

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From deep state to Islamic State : the Arab counter-revolution and its Jihadi legacy
Title
From deep state to Islamic State
Title remainder
the Arab counter-revolution and its Jihadi legacy
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Pierre Filiu
Title variation
Arab counter-revolution and its Jihadi legacy
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Language
eng
Summary
In his disturbing and timely book Jean-Pierre Filiu lays bare the strategies and tactics employed by the Middle Eastern autocracies, above all those of Syria, Egypt, Yemen and Algeria, that set out to crush the democratic uprisings of the 'Arab Revolution'. In pursuit of these goals they turned to the intelligence agencies and internal security arms of the 'deep state', the armed forces and to street gangs such as the Shabiha to enforce their will. Alongside physical intimidation, imprisonment and murder, Arab counter- revolutionaries discredited and split their opponents by boosting Salafi - Jihadi groups such as Islamic State. They also released from prison hardline Islamists and secretly armed and funded them. The full potential of the Arab counter-revolution surprised most observers, who thought they had seen it all from the Arab despots: their perversity, their brutality, their voracity. But the wider world underestimated their ferocious readiness to literally burn down their countries in order to cling to absolute power. Bashar al-Assad clambered to the top of this murderous class of tyrants, driving nearly half of the Syrian population in to exile and executing tens of thousands of his opponents. He has set a grisly precedent, one that other Arab autocrats are sure to follow in their pursuit of absolute power. --
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Filiu, Jean-Pierre
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The CERI series in comparative politics and international studies
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  • Counterrevolutionaries
  • Intelligence service
  • Jihad
  • Terrorism
  • Arab Spring, 2010-
  • Authoritarianism
  • Islam and state
  • Arab countries
Label
From deep state to Islamic State : the Arab counter-revolution and its Jihadi legacy, Jean-Pierre Filiu
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Meet the deep state -- The mythical fathers of the nation -- The modern Mamluks -- The Algerian matrix -- The rise of the security mafias -- The 'global terror' next door -- The story of two squares in Egypt -- Evil twins in Yemen and Syria -- Strangling Palestine -- The Tunisian alternative
Control code
ocn914250545
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 311 pages
Isbn
9781849045469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914250545
Label
From deep state to Islamic State : the Arab counter-revolution and its Jihadi legacy, Jean-Pierre Filiu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meet the deep state -- The mythical fathers of the nation -- The modern Mamluks -- The Algerian matrix -- The rise of the security mafias -- The 'global terror' next door -- The story of two squares in Egypt -- Evil twins in Yemen and Syria -- Strangling Palestine -- The Tunisian alternative
Control code
ocn914250545
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 311 pages
Isbn
9781849045469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914250545

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