July 8, 2014

ISIS: Terrorism Upgraded

Mario Abou Zeid, The National Interest

The Associated Press

The emergence of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, marks a radical evolution in how terrorism is conceptualized—changing the conventional model embodied by Al Qaeda and the September 11, 2001 attacks. IS/ISIS’s new form of terrorism is grounded in territorial control, annexation and declarations of sovereignty.

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TAGGED: ISIS, Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria, Terrorism

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