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The Age of Jihad: Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East

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AuthorPatrick Cockburn
ISBN9781784784492
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2016
PublisherVerso Books
BindingPaperback
Pages464
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From the award-winning author of The Rise of Islamic State, the essential story of the Middle East’s disintegration

Cockburn was the first Western journalist to warn of the dangers posed by Islamic State. His originality and breadth of vision make The Age of Jihad the most in-depth analysis of the regional crisis in the Middle East to date.

2001 heralded a new age of disintegration in the Middle East. This has had a murderous impact on the people who live there but also the world beyond. Beginning with the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, Cockburn explores the vast geopolitical struggle that is the Sunni–Shia conflict, a clash that shapes the war on terror, western military interventions, the evolution of the insurgency, the civil wars in Yemen, Libya and Syria, the Arab Spring, the fall of regional dictators, and the rise of Islamic State.

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