The Birth of a Jihadist Caliphate
7 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2014
Date Written: July 25, 2014
The jihadist group formerly known as ISIS, which already controls vast areas of Syria and Iraq, has recently proclaimed the restoration of the caliphate. The presence of a jihadist state in the Middle East represents a formidable threat to the Arab state system.
Keywords: Oil, Energy, Political Economy, MENA, Globalization, Arab Spring, Jihad, Terrorism, Islamism, ISIS, Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood
JEL Classification: F51, N45
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