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The Resource ISIS : the state of terror, Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger

ISIS : the state of terror, Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger

Label
ISIS : the state of terror
Title
ISIS
Title remainder
the state of terror
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger
Title variation
State of terror
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on their unusual access to intelligence sources, law enforcement, and groundbreaking research, two of America's leading experts on violent extremism and terrorism explain the genesis, evolution, and implications of today's most barbaric jihadist army, Islamic State--and how we can fight it. Though terrorist groups are a fixture of contemporary politics and warfare, the world has never witnessed the degree of sheer brutality demonstrated by the group know as ISIS--the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Its sadistic disregard for human life, sophisticated use of social media, acquisition of territory, and ability to attract foreign fighters--many from modern Western democracies--is unprecedented. Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger analyze the tools ISIS uses both to frighten innocent citizens and lure new soldiers--including the "ghoulish pornography" of their pro-jihadi videos, the seductive appeal of "jihadic chic, " and its startling effective social media expertise. While this jihadi army poses a significant threat, our response must be carefully calibrated the authors warn; sending troops onto the battlefield could become the ideal recruiting tool, increasing ISIS's ranks. ISIS: The State of Terror offers practical ideas on potential government responses--most importantly, emphasizing that we must alter our present conceptions of terrorism and terrorists and react to the rapidly changing jihadi landscape, both online and off, as quickly as the terrorists do. As it lays out what our next move--as a country, as a government, as the world--should be, it offers a vital assessment of the future of counterterrorism and countering violent extremism"--
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from publisher's web site
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1958-
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Stern, Jessica
Dewey number
363.325
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
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Berger, J. M.
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  • IS (Organization)
  • Terrorism
Label
ISIS : the state of terror, Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-370) 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
Control code
sky274079205
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780062395542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
ISIS : the state of terror, Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-370) 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
Control code
sky274079205
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780062395542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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