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Author Samaan, Jean-Loup, author

Title An end-of-time utopia : understanding the narrative of the Islamic State / by Jean-Loup Samaan
Published Rome : NATO Defense College, Research Division, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (8 pages) : color illustrations
Series NDC research report / Research Division, NATO Defense College
NDC research report
Contents From Iraqi beginnings to propagation in Syria -- The Caliphate, or the staging of a geopolitical fiction -- Conquests far from the "Caliphate" -- Rome and the Battle of Dabiq
Summary "In this perspective, the new research report from the NATO Defense College specifies the narrative of the Islamic State. It sets out to deconstruct its geopolitical imaginary by relying on the speeches and statements from its leadership as well as on its various propaganda documents (including maps and pictures). Understanding this imaginary is not only bound up with grasping the movement's interpretation of the sources it quotes, but is the key to better understanding its messianic agenda and its seductive appeal for the young people prepared to join the jihad. Of course, this must ultimately provide the basis on which a successful counter-narrative can be built."--NATO Defense College website
Notes "April 2015."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject IS (Organization)
Qaida (Organization)
IS (Organization)
Qaida (Organization)
Islamic fundamentalism -- Middle East
Terrorism -- Middle East
Islamic fundamentalism.
Middle East.
Form Electronic book
Author NATO Defense College. Research Division, publisher
Other Titles Understanding the narrative of the Islamic state