The Birth of a Jihadist Caliphate

7 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2014

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Daniel Atzori

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

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

Suggested Citation

Atzori, Daniele, The Birth of a Jihadist Caliphate (July 25, 2014). Review of Environment, Energy and Economics (Re3), July 2014, Available at SSRN:

Daniele Atzori (Contact Author)

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email ) Magenta 63
Milano, 20123

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