Paperback The age of Jihad : Islamic State and the great war for the Middle East / Patrick Cockburn.
Publication year: 2017
Edition: Expanded edition.
Publisher: London : Verso,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1786630427 9781786630421 (pbk.) :
Previous edition: published as Chaos and caliphate. New York: O/R Books, 2016.
Part 1. Afghan prelude : The overthrow of the Taliban: Afghanistan, 2001 -- Part 2. The occupation of Iraq : Iraq under sanctions: Iraq, 1990-2003 -- Regime change: Iraq, 2003 -- Resistance: Iraq, 2004 -- Bombs and ballots: Iraq, 2005 -- Civil war: Iraq, 2006-7 -- Drawdown: Iraq, 2007-10 -- Part 3. Afghan reprise : The return of the Taliban: Afghanistan, 2009-12 -- Part IV: The Arab Spring : Mission creep: Libya, 2011 -- The "Somalianisation" of Libya: Libya, 2012-14 -- Yemen in the crossfire: Yemen, 2009-15 -- Sectarian venom: Bahrain, 2011 -- Part 5. Syria: revolution and counter-revolution : From revolution to sectarian war: Syria, 2011-13 -- Syrian catastrophe: Syria, 2013-14 -- Part 6. Birth of a caliphate : Ten years on: Iraq, 2013 -- Iraq on the brink: Iraq, 2013-14 -- The Islamic State expands: The Caliphate, 2014 -- The Islamic State remains: The Caliphate, 2014-15 -- Life in the Caliphate: The Caliphate, 2015 -- The Islamic State at bay: The Caliphate, 2015-16 -- The two si
'The Age of Jihad' charts the turmoil of today's Middle East and the devastating role the West has played in the region from 2001 to the present. 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. As Cockburn shows in arresting detail, Islamic State did not explode into existence in Syria in the wake of the Arab Spring, as conventional wisdom would have it. The organisation gestated over several years in occupied Iraq, before growing to the point where it can threaten the stability of the whole region.
Original title: Chaos and caliphate
vi, 473 pages ; 20 cm