ISIS

Race to Armageddon

Book Description

The sudden emergence of the so-called Islamic State (generally referred to as the ISIS) in territories of Iraq and Syria in 2014, shocked the world with its gruesome acts of extreme violence and brutality, its blow to the Westphalian system of the nation state and its messianic drive to instigate a global war of apocalyptic proportions.

With more wealth and fighters than Al-Qaeda, the ISIS has stolen the thunder from every other Islamist and Jihadist outfit by declaring the territory under its control as the Caliphate (which has always been the ultimate Islamist utopia).

Various international organizations, government agencies and media outlets remain baffled to this day over the genesis, modus operandi, warfare and global outreach behind the ISIS' spectacular success.

This book seeks to investigate and explore most of these questions and also recommends ways in countering the ISIS threat both ideologically and militarily.

About Rasheed, Dr. Adil

Dr Adil Rasheed is a Senior Research Fellow at the United Service Institution of India and a media commentator on West Asian geopolitics. He was earlier Researcher at the Middle East's premier think tank, The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (2006 to 2014). His analytical features appear in leading Middle East newspapers and publications. He was awarded Ph.D. from JMI University, New Delhi, in 1995.