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The Resource Don't panic : ISIS, terror and today's Middle East, Gwynne Dyer

Don't panic : ISIS, terror and today's Middle East, Gwynne Dyer

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Don't panic : ISIS, terror and today's Middle East
Title
Don't panic
Title remainder
ISIS, terror and today's Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Gwynne Dyer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It took a quarter-century of bad strategy, including more than a dozen years of Western air attacks and invasions in the Middle East, to bring the so-called "Islamic State" into existence. Can we somehow manage to avoid the well-trodden path of overreacting to the provocations of Islamist extremists? With the rise of ISIS, a new style of terrorism that publicly gloats over acts of extreme cruelty has reawakened the fears of the global audience. But in Don't Panic, Gwynne Dyer argues that the advent of "Islamic State" and its clones does not substantially raise the risk of major terrorist attacks in Western countries. It does, however, pose a grave threat to the Arab countries of the Middle East. In Don't Panic, Dyer first explains why the Middle East has become the global capital of terrorism. He then examines how terrorist organisations in the Arab world have evolved over time, with particular emphasis on the events of the past fifteen years and the current situation in Syria and Iraq. And in the end Dyer departs from his long-standing position that foreign interventions always make matters worse to argue that a little military intervention of the right kind may avert a genocide in Syria. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
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Dyer, Gwynne
Dewey number
956.05/4
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • IS (Organization)
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Middle East
Label
Don't panic : ISIS, terror and today's Middle East, Gwynne Dyer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To understand all is not to forgive all ... -- It's not always about you -- Jihad: the Afghan phase, 2001-2003 -- Jihad: the Iraqi phase, 2003-2006 -- Jihad: the Iraqi phase, 2006-2010 -- Jihad: Iraq and Syria, 2010-2013 -- The Caliphate at last! -- In search of strategy -- Foreign fighters and franchise wars -- The lasser evil
Control code
907967881
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780345815866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
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Label
Don't panic : ISIS, terror and today's Middle East, Gwynne Dyer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To understand all is not to forgive all ... -- It's not always about you -- Jihad: the Afghan phase, 2001-2003 -- Jihad: the Iraqi phase, 2003-2006 -- Jihad: the Iraqi phase, 2006-2010 -- Jihad: Iraq and Syria, 2010-2013 -- The Caliphate at last! -- In search of strategy -- Foreign fighters and franchise wars -- The lasser evil
Control code
907967881
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780345815866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

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