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The Resource The Islamic State : a brief introduction, Charles R. Lister

The Islamic State : a brief introduction, Charles R. Lister

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The Islamic State : a brief introduction
Title
The Islamic State
Title remainder
a brief introduction
Statement of responsibility
Charles R. Lister
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An authoritative guide to the rise of the Islamic State and its senior leadership. How did the Islamic State grow from regional terrorist group to a brutal multinational bureaucratic machine? What are its goals? How can it be stopped? In 2014 the Islamic State seemingly appeared out of nowhere, routing Iraqi forces, conquering Iraq's second-largest city, boldly announcing the establishment of a caliphate, and declaring itself the Islamic State (IS). Today, IS controls thousands of square miles and is attempting to govern millions of people. In this definitive guide to the Islamic State and its senior leadership, Charles R. Lister traces its roots from the release of its notorious father figure, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, from a Jordanian prison and the group's formation in Afghanistan in the late-1990s, and finally to its stunning maturation in Iraq and Syria. The West knows IS through its unrelenting propaganda war, with its deft use of social media and videos of horrific acts. Lister shares details of IS's sophisticated revenue machine, attempts at governing, and its formidable military. With IS knocking on the doors of Lebanon, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, Lister's portrait helps us understand what to expect next and recommends a course of action to defeat IS, extinguish extremism, and encourage a tolerant Islam across the Middle East. This book includes a Who's Who in the Islamic State's senior leadership.--
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1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lister, Charles R.
Dewey number
956.054
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • IS (Organization)
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Middle East
Label
The Islamic State : a brief introduction, Charles R. Lister
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-101) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17697190
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xviii, 110 pages
Isbn
9780815726678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • 020327061
  • (OCoLC)903596843
Label
The Islamic State : a brief introduction, Charles R. Lister
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-101) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17697190
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xviii, 110 pages
Isbn
9780815726678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • 020327061
  • (OCoLC)903596843

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