The Jihadis Return
ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising

Cockburn, Patrick
Date Written:  2014-08-28
Publisher:  OR Books
Year Published:  2014
Pages:  150pp   Price:  $15   ISBN:  978-1-939293-59-6
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19778

Though capable of staging spectacular attacks like 9/11, jihadist organizations were not a significant force on the ground when they first became notorious in the shape of al-Qa'ida at the turn of century. The West's initial successes in the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan weakened their support still further. Today, as Middle East commentator Patrick Cockburn sets out in this new book, that's all changed. Exploiting the missteps of the West's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, as well as its misjudgments in relation to Syria and the uprisings of the Arab Spring, jihadist organizations, of which ISIS is the most important, are swiftly expanding.

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