The New Threat: The Past, Present, and Future of Islamic Militancy

The New Threat: The Past, Present, and Future of Islamic Militancy

by Jason Burke

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620973059
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jason Burke is the South Asia correspondent for The Guardian and The Observer. His book Al Qaeda is regarded as one of the most perceptive and original books on Islamic terrorism. Currently based in New Delhi, he covers a wide range of social, political, and cultural topics across South Asia and is a regular commentator on television and radio.

Table of Contents

Maps xi

Acknowledgements xv

Introduction 1

1 The Rise of Islamic Militancy 15

2 The Origins of Global Jihad 37

3 Al-Qaeda and the Origins of ISIS 56

4 The Islamic State 80

5 The Affiliates 105

6 The Caliphate's Cavalcade 130

7 Leaderless Jihad 159

8 The Movement 183

9 The New Threat 215

Afterword 247

Select Bibliography 257

Notes 261

Index 291

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