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The new threat : the past, present, and future of Islamic militancy, Jason Burke

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The new threat : the past, present, and future of Islamic militancy
Title
The new threat
Title remainder
the past, present, and future of Islamic militancy
Statement of responsibility
Jason Burke
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Jason Burke is one of the world's leading experts on militant Islam. He embedded with the Kurdish peshmerga (currently at war with ISIS) while still in college. He was hanging out with the Taliban in the late 1990s. He witnessed the bombing of Tora Bora in Afghanistan in 2001 firsthand. With the current emergence of ISIS in Iraq and Syria and the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, no one is as well placed as Burke-whose previous books have been chosen as books of the year by The Economist, the Daily Telegraph, and The Independent-to explain this dramatic post-Al Qaeda phase of Islamic militancy. We are now, he argues, entering a new phase of radical violence that is very different from what has gone before, one that is going to redefine the West's relationship with terrorism and the Middle East. ISIS is not "medieval," as many U.S. national security pundits claim, but, Burke explains, a group whose spectacular acts of terror are a contemporary expression of our highly digitized societies, designed to generate global publicity. In his account, radical Islamic terrorism is not an aberration or "cancer," as some politicians assert; it is an organic part of the modern world. This book will challenge the preconceptions of many American readers and will be hotly debated in national security circles. "--
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Burke, Jason
Dewey number
363.325
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6431
LC item number
.B8667 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Terrorism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Islamic countries
Label
The new threat : the past, present, and future of Islamic militancy, Jason Burke
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
927141274
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781620971352
Lccn
2015032799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)927141274
Label
The new threat : the past, present, and future of Islamic militancy, Jason Burke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
927141274
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781620971352
Lccn
2015032799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)927141274

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