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What Is Wrong with the Arab World?

Mohammed Ayoob

The mayhem and anarchy currently dominating the political scene in the Fertile Crescent is often attributed to the horrible crimes committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and to the growth both ...

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How Formidable Is ISIS?

Michael Gunter and Nahro Zagros

The immediate origins of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)1 lie in the opportunity spaces provided by two bitter civil wars that challenged the existing state system and the borders created by ...

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