The problems between the two began inbut the fight took a quantum leap this year after Ayman al-Zawahiri disowned ISIS. Since then, numerous jihadist groups and prominent extremists have declared their allegiance to one side or the other, splitting the jihadi-salafist movement into two competing factions.
This accessible book explains what ISIS is, what the group's goals are, what their members believe, and why their ranks are growing.
Readers will gain an understanding of how ISIS is a unique group—one seeking to be the army of the righteous fighting to defeat the unbelievers and usher in the end of days—but that the extremist views of ISIS are an expression of a growing frustration with life in the Middle East and elsewhere shared by a larger community of non-state and post-state actors.
The following chapters discuss the origins, development, and territorial expansion of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and examine the ideological motivations behind the emergence of ISIS, thereby enabling a nuanced understanding of the importance of ISIS in contemporary history.
Other entries discuss individuals, events, and organizations that put ISIS in historical context in terms of contemporary events since the Iraq War into the present and explain the group's position within the complex conflict currently boiling in the Middle East.
Steed is assistant professor of military history at the U.
Army Middle East foreign area officer. He served eight and a half consecutive years in the Middle East, including assignments in the Levant, Mesopotamia, and the Arabian Peninsula.
He served briefly in Iraq ina full year in —, and again from December to February Steed was a Jordanian army officer as part of the Military Personnel Exchange Program for two and a half years, giving him an immersed perspective in Arab culture, and a liaison to the Israel Defense Forces, providing another immersed experience from a different regional perspective.
He has written numerous books on military theory and military history and cultural awareness, including Greenwood's forthcoming Voices of the Iraq War: Steed has given dozens of presentations on ISIS, the Middle East, and Arab culture to audiences ranging from high school students to senior military and government leaders.
An Introduction and Guide to the Islamic State delivers precisely what the title suggests—a well-organized primer that escorts readers through the complex task of understanding a 'state' very different from their own.
Brian Steed masterfully distills this information into a 'so what' reference guide for anyone wanting to make sense of the conflict or understand the salafi-jihadist narrative. An Introduction and Guide to the Islamic State is a 'one-stop' reference guide suitable for both commanders and those wanting to make sense of the nightly news.
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A brief history of ISIS. FROM. Al Qaeda chose to capitalize on their anger and established al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) to wage an insurgency against U.S.
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