Book Size: 4.75" x 7

Pages: 224

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566560948

Imprint: Olive Branch Press

Edition: 1

Release date: 6/30/15

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Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror

A Primer

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“With her customary lucidity and talent for judicious interpretation, Phyllis Bennis provides an authoritative introduction to all that is now known about ISIS. It is more than a ‘primer,’ offering an indispensable account of the complex turmoil afflicting the Middle East.” – Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law & Practice at Princeton University, and former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

About this book

Clear explanations of recent events in the new global War on Terror.

The US is back at war. A new version of what was once known as George W. Bush's "global war on terror" has become the central component of American foreign policy. The US/NATO assault on Libya in 2011, thousands of troops on the ground in Iraq, plans to keep combat troops in Afghanistan, drone wars rising in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere- and now new air wars are underway against ISIS and others in Iraq, Syria and perhaps beyond.

In this newest addition to Interlink's wide-ranging Understanding Global Issues series, Phyllis Bennis asks and answers the basic questions facing so many Americans: What is ISIS? Why are they so violent? Should Obama have kept troops in Iraq? Is ISIS the same as al-Qaeda? Can you really go to war against terror? How should the US respond to ISIS violence? What dangers lie ahead? Without jargon, in an easy-to-use Frequently Asked Questions format, Bennis sorts through the hype to get to the root of this newest edition of the continuing global war on terror.

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About the author

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, and Director of its New Internationalism Program. She is also a Fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Her areas include U.S. unilateralism and empire, the Middle East (particularly Israel-Palestine and Iraq), and US-United Nations relations.

She is the author of Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror, Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy US Power, Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today’s UN, and Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the War on Terrorism. Earlier books include From Stones to Statehood: The Palestinian Uprising, Altered States: A Reader in the New World Order, and Beyond the Storm: A Gulf Crisis Reader.

Bennis appears frequently as a commentator/analyst on U.S. and international television and radio programs, including “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer” on PBS, the CBS “Morning Show,” NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show,” “Democracy Now,” and many others on CNN, BBC, Fox, CBC, and al-Jazeera TV. Her work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, Le Monde Diplomatique (Paris), TomPaine.com, New York Newsday, Soera (Amsterdam), Papeles (Madrid), die Tageszeitung (Berlin), The Philadelphia Enquirer, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Middle East Report (MERIP), The Nation, Mother Jones, Third World Resurgence (Malaysia), and many other publications.

Reviews

“With her customary lucidity and talent for judicious interpretation, Phyllis Bennis provides an authoritative introduction to all that is now known about ISIS. It is more than a ‘primer,’ offering an indispensable account of the complex turmoil afflicting the Middle East.” – Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law & Practice at Princeton University, and former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

“What this book does do in sixty-five concise chapters in just over two hundred pages is to present the current complicated tangle of issues behind these tragedies”. Beyond considerations of just the issue of ISIS, Bennis gives needed perspective on some of the related conflicts which are adding to the immense human suffering in the Middle East.” – The Catholic Worker

“Bennis provides answers to important questions about ISIS and the war on terror. The book is organized as a series of questions about ISIS and the war on terror, making it accessible to all levels of readership. Bennis divides the book into seven sections, including ‘ISIS, ‘ ‘The Syrian War in the global War on Terror, ‘ and ‘The Arab Spring.’ Most significant, Bennis does a strong job of anticipating questions that the general reader might ask about ISIS and the war on terror. The best section of the book is her discussion of ISIS, including its origins, its expansion, its function, and its ideology.” – Choice

Additional information

Author

Bennis, Phyllis

Edition

1

Inprint

Olive Branch Press

Pages

224

Type

PB

Illustrator

Sanderson, Ruth

Release date

6/30/15

Author Home

USA

Subtitle

A Primer

Format

4"å_"å x 7

Reviews

"With her customary lucidity and talent for judicious interpretation , Phyllis Bennis provides an authoritative introduction to all that is now known about ISIS. It is more than a 'primer , ' offering an indispensable account of the complex turmoil afflicting the Middle East." – Richard Falk , Professor Emeritus of International Law & Practice at Princeton University , and former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory * "What this book does do in sixty-five concise chapters in just over two hundred pages is to present the current complicated tangle of issues behind these tragedies". Beyond considerations of just the issue of ISIS , Bennis gives needed perspective on some of the related conflicts which are adding to the immense human suffering in the Middle East." – The Catholic Worker * "Bennis provides answers to important questions about ISIS and the war on terror. The book is organized as a series of questions about ISIS and the war on terror , making it accessible to all levels of readership. Bennis divides the book into seven sections , including 'ISIS , ' 'The Syrian War in the global War on Terror , ' and 'The Arab Spring.' Most significant , Bennis does a strong job of anticipating questions that the general reader might ask about ISIS and the war on terror. The best section of the book is her discussion of ISIS , including its origins , its expansion , its function , and its ideology."å – Choice

MainReview

"With her customary lucidity and talent for judicious interpretation, Phyllis Bennis provides an authoritative introduction to all that is now known about ISIS. It is more than a 'primer, ' offering an indispensable account of the complex turmoil afflicting the Middle East." – Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law & Practice at Princeton University, and former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory *