View Full Version : The Rise And Rebirth Of The Islamic State Interview With Author Michael Weiss

07-22-2015, 04:56 PM
The fall of Mosul in June 2014 caught the world by surprise. The Islamic State (IS) was suddenly able to take Iraq’s second largest city in just a few days and then sweep south into Salahaddin and Kirkuk provinces. IS had been growing in strength and rebuilding itself over the previous two years taking advantage of a number of factors in both Iraq and neighboring Syria. Its rise also presented a challenge to older jihadist groups like Al Qaeda. To help explain the growth and development of the Islamic State is Michael Weiss, co-author of ISIS, Inside the Army of Terror (http://www.amazon.com/ISIS-Inside-Terror-Michael-Weiss/dp/1941393578/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1428508699&sr=1-1&keywords=isis+inside+the+army+of+terror+in+books). Weiss also writes for Foreign Policy, the Daily Beast, NOW Lebanon and Interpret Magazine. He can be followed on Twitter @michaeldweiss (https://twitter.com/michaeldweiss).

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