ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

by Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan


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ISBN-13: 9781682450291
Publisher: Regan Arts
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

MICHAEL WEISS is a senior editor at The Daily Beast, a CNN contributor, and the editor-in-chief of The Interpreter. He has written for Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Foreign Affairs, Politico, and a host of other publications.

HASSAN HASSAN is a resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and associate fellow at Chatham House. He is also a columnist for The National in Abu Dhabi. His writing has frequently appeared in The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs and the New York Times.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Founding Father: Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi's Jihad 1

2 Sheikh of the Slaughterers: Al-Zarqawi and Al-Qaeda in Iraq 23

3 The Management of Savagery: Birth of the Islamic State of Iraq 41

4 Agents of Chaos: Iran and Al-Qaeda 52

5 The Awakening Iraqis Turn on ISI 71

6 Withdrawal Symptoms: ISI and Al-Maliki Wait Out the United States 82

7 Assad's Proxy: Syria and Al-Qaeda 97

8 Rebirth: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Takes Over 110

9 Revolution Betrayed: Jihad Comes to Syria 126

10 Divorce: Al-Qaeda Splits from ISIS 143

11 Converts and "Five-Star Jihadists": The Management of Hype 160

12 From Twitter to Dabiq: Recruiting the New Mujahidin 173

13 Shakedown of the Sheikhs: ISIS Co-Opts the Tribes 186

14 Al-Dawla: The Islamic "State" Sleeper Cells 194

15 Loyalty and Disloyalty: ISIS Ideology in Theory and Practice 216

16 Back to Iraq: ISIS Comes Home 226

17 At War in Syria: Remaining, If Not Expanding 259

18 "We Will Conquer Your Rome": A Year of ISIS Terrorism 293

19 Confessions of an ISIS Spy: A Meeting in Istanbul 325

Epilogue 349

Acknowledgments 363

Notes 367

Index 403

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first factually correct and logically sound book on the face of terror today.  The authors have clearly done their research and produced a sound intelligence estimate pf the threat faced by the world today.  The underlying story remains the abandoned Syrian people ignored by the Obama administration but brought to light in this compelling book.
EKC More than 1 year ago
For anyone who wants to understand what is going on in the Middle East and has been going on in the Middle East for over a thousand years, this is a must read....along with "Crucified Again" by Ibraham. The complete lack of knowledge in the West about what we're dealing with has lead to poor policy decisions. This book and Crucified Again will make it very obvious and finally provide some understanding of how the West is under attack.
Iluvwords More than 1 year ago
Excellent overview of how ISIS came into being. Why it is successful in recruiting and effective in miltary operations and how they not only exploit the fragile or failed governments in the ME but also are supported by other ME governments for thier policital purposes. The information is well documented and seems up to date and creditable. I recommend this book for anyone concerned about this deadly enemy of civilized modern people who ironically are using 21st century technology to establish a dark ages caliphate.
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