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Published: 04 January 2018

208 Pages


ISBN: 9780190653989

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The New Middle East

What Everyone Needs to Know®

James L. Gelvin

What Everyone Needs To Know®

  • Written in a lively and clear style by one of the leading scholars in modern Middle Eastern history
  • Clearly traces the origins and history of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), the ideological factors that made it unique among jihadi groups, the reasons for its successes, and its future
  • Pays special attention to the Syrian uprising, emphasizing the extent to which it was militarized and sectarianized, and forecasts possible outcomes
  • Includes an examination of the often-overlooked uprisings in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq