The Jihadist threat : the re-conquest of the West? / Paul Moorcraft
- Moorcraft, Paul L.
- Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- xxvi, 174 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Introduction : what is the threat? -- The origins of Jihadism -- The renaissance of Jihadism -- The War on Terror -- The Arab Spring unsprung -- The rise of the Islamic State -- Inside the Caliphate -- The home front -- Elephants in the room -- Future options.
- "This timely and controversial book examines the international and domestic threats to the West from Jihadism. It joins the dots in the Middle East, Asia and Africa and explains what it means for the home front, mainly Britain but also continental Europe and the USA. More Brits are trying to join the Islamic State than the reserve forces. Why? It puts the whole complex jigsaw together without pulling any punches. After briefly tracing the origins of Jihadism from the time of the Prophet, The Jihadist Threat analyses the fall-out from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and how far these fuelled the rise of the self-styled Islamic State and other terror groups and the extent these pose to European society. Finally, the Author offers suggestions for defeating this existential threat to the Western way of life. Professor Paul Moorcraft, currently the Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Analysis, London, has long worked at the heart of the British security establishment and has operated as a war correspondent in over thirty conflict zones since Afghanistan in the 1980s, often alongside frontline Jihadists..."--Publisher description.
- 9781473856790 (hbk.) and 1473856795 (hbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-170) and index.
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