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The Resource Islamic State and the coming global confrontation, Hussein Solomon

Islamic State and the coming global confrontation, Hussein Solomon

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Islamic State and the coming global confrontation
Title
Islamic State and the coming global confrontation
Statement of responsibility
Hussein Solomon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book analyzes the origins and organizational structure of Islamic State (IS), examining its military triumphs and success in securing new recruits via social media. From its base in Iraq and Syria, IS has spread globally with 17 regional affiliates from Indonesia to Nigeria and sleeper cells in at least 60 countries, capable of atrocities like the Paris attack. To understand the threat of IS, this book explores its organizational structure and underlying ideology, and implications for Western efforts to attack the leadership of IS. The ways IS has grown by swiftly adapting its military strategy, developing creative forms of funding and efforts to win hearts and minds of locals are identified. The author highlights how the competing individual national interests between the Western military alliance and local partners have served to strengthen IS. With its ideology spreading ever further, this book warns of the looming violent confrontation between democratic and Islamist forces. This volume speaks to academics in international relations, security studies and strategic studies, policy-makers and interested parties. Hussein Solomon is Professor in the Department of Political Studies and Governance at the University of the Free State, South Africa and is a Senior Research Associate of the Israeli-based Research on Islam and Muslims in Africa (RIMA). His most recent book was entitled Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Fighting Insurgency from Al Shabaab, Ansar Dine and Boko Haram (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
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Solomon, Hussein,
Dewey number
320.917/67
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Islamic countries
  • Islamic countries
  • Terrorism
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Islamic State and the coming global confrontation, Hussein Solomon
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
List of Abbreviations -- Chapter One: The Rise of the Islamic State -- Chapter Two: Accounting for Islamic State's Appeal and Resilience -- Chapter Three: Responding to Islamic State and Getting it Wrong -- Chapter Four: Fighting Islamic State: A Call to Action -- Chapter Five: Gazing into the Crystal Ball -- Bibliography -- Index
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ocn950459512
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319307183
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950459512
Label
Islamic State and the coming global confrontation, Hussein Solomon
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
List of Abbreviations -- Chapter One: The Rise of the Islamic State -- Chapter Two: Accounting for Islamic State's Appeal and Resilience -- Chapter Three: Responding to Islamic State and Getting it Wrong -- Chapter Four: Fighting Islamic State: A Call to Action -- Chapter Five: Gazing into the Crystal Ball -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn950459512
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319307183
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950459512

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