Back in June I posted a number of links – Explaining ISIS/ISIL – a roundup of things to read. Here are some more on the recent events. I’ve not generally linked to major news sources other than the Jason Burke piece and the BBC report, in part because of its good maps.
Iraq’s Jihadi Jack-in-the-Box – International Crisis Group Briefing
Paul Rogers, The Iraq Crisis: A Briefing Series – Oxford Research Group (four parts to date)
Jason Burke – The Isis leader’s vision of the state is a profoundly contemporary one, The Guardian
Franco Galdini, The IS Blowback, Warscapes
Slavoj Žižek, ISIS is a disgrace to true fundamentalism, New York Times, 4 September 2014
John Esposito, How to Defeat a Phony Caliphate, Informed Comment
Noam Chomsky, Owl of Minerva’s View: ISIS and Our Times
Peter Harling: IS Back in Business, International Crisis Group/Le monde diplomatique
The End of Sikes Picot: First few minutes of this are interesting; then it gets very repetitive.