The Islamist Phoenix: The Islamic State (ISIS) and the Redrawing of the Middle East
Author: Loretta Napoleoni. Translation from English into Bulgarian by Vladimir Novkov


     From its birth in the end of the 20th century as the jihadist dream of terrorist leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the Islamic State has grown into a massive enterprise, redrawing national borders across the Middle East and subjecting an area larger than the United Kingdom to its own vicious brand of Sharia law.

   The terrorism expert Loretta Napoleoni demonstrating that while Western media portrays the Islamic State as little more than a gang of thugs on a winning streak, the organization is proposing a new model for nation building. Waging a traditional war of conquest to carve out the 21st-century version of the original Caliphate, IS uses modern technology to recruit and fundraise while engaging the local population in the day-to-day running of the new state. The Islamic State has shown a deep understanding of Middle Eastern politics, fully exploiting proxy war and shell-state tactics. This is not another terrorist network but a formidable enemy in tune with the new modernity of the current world disorder.

Ислямска държава и преначертаването на Близкия изток

Publisher Zhanet 45
Language Bulgarian
Pages 200
Illustrations b/w figures
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-619-186-101-9
Creation date 2014
Size 14 х 21 cm

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