The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution e-book
by Patrick Cockburn
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New York: Verso Books. In the summer of 2014, over the course of one hundred days, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) transformed the politics of the Middle East. Jihadi fighters combined religious fanaticism and military expertise to win spectacular and unexpected victories against Iraqi, Syrian, and Kurdish forces.
In his intelligent, important new book, Patrick Cockburn concentrates on the role of the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts in this new .
In his intelligent, important new book, Patrick Cockburn concentrates on the role of the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts in this new landscape of jihad. As a reporter for the Independent, Cockburn has built up a well-deserved reputation for sensible, sober journalism, rooted in time spent on the ground as well as thinking and reading. He recently won a deserved award for spotting the rise of the Islamic State well before other observers. Probably because, as The Rise of Islamic State explains, western policymakers have shown little but wishful thinking and inconsistency in dealing with the conflict in Syria or the supposed peace in Iraq for several years.
In his new book, Patrick Cockburn examines the roots and repercussions of a movement that was little known before . The days of Iraq as a unitary state may also be over. Its disintegration into separate Shia, Sunni and Kurdish regions cannot now be undone, Cockburn believes.
In his new book, Patrick Cockburn examines the roots and repercussions of a movement that was little known before its stunning blitzkrieg through Iraq in the summer of 2014, climaxing in the capture of the country's second biggest city, Mosul. It is a profoundly bleak analysis. Isis and its redrawing of the map of the Middle East are almost certainly here to stay. Download the new Indpendent Premium app. Sharing the full story, not just the headlines. Download now. How did things get so bad?
Patrick Cockburn may come as a surprise to American readers who do not follow his reports in the British newspaper .
Patrick Cockburn may come as a surprise to American readers who do not follow his reports in the British newspaper, The Independent. This book, published in November 2014, is a collection of his writings on Syria and ISIS and a summation of his opinion to that time. His assessment is not optimistic about stability in the region for some years to come and he is harsh in his judgment of the missteps that led us to this place.
Cockburn tracks ISIS’s beginnings to the rise of Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).
The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolt By Patrick Cockburn Verso Books, 2015 There is a Syrian joke about the people from the city of Homs, which represents the middle of Syria, the overlap of urban and rural, east and west, north and south. Most of these books emerge from a place of deep Islamophobia and a misunderstanding of the region and its inhabitants, and form an attempt at legitimizing foreign intervention and empire. Patrick Cockburn, on the other hand, has long had a reputation for challenging the West’s stranglehold over the region, particularly in Iraq.
The Rise of Islamic State. ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution. The essential on the ground report on the fastest-growing new threat in the Middle East from the Winner of the 2014 Foreign Affairs Journalist of the Year Award. Born of the Iraqi and Syrian civil wars, the Islamic State astonished the world in 2014 by creating a powerful new force in the Middle East. By combining religious fanaticism and military prowess, the new self-declared caliphate poses a threat to the political status quo of the whole region. In The Rise of Islamic State, Patrick Cockburn describes the conflicts behind a dramatic unraveling of US foreign policy.
ISIS and the. New Sunni Revolution. First published under the title The Jihadis Return. by OR Books, New York and London 2014.
Out of the failures of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring and Syria, a new threat emerges. While Al Qaeda is weakened, new jihadi movements, especially ISIS, are starting to emerge. How could things have gone so badly wrong? In The Rise of Islamic State, Cockburn analyzes the reasons for the unfolding of US and the West’s greatest foreign policy debacle and the impact that it has on the war-torn and volatile Middle East.
How the rise of Islamic State is changing history in the Middle East . Islamic State (IS, sometimes also called ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) is wrecking the post-colonial states of the Middle East. The caliphate now straddles swathes of Syria and Iraq; Egypt’s Sinai peninsula is becoming a war zone; and the chaos of Libya is giving jihadists a foothold that could become a province on Europe’s doorstep. Two books trace the origins of IS to America’s misbegotten invasion to topple Saddam Hussein in Iraq in 2003, the subsequent Sunni backlash against the newly enfranchised Shias and the appalling civil war in Syria.