The rise of the Islamic state : who is to blame?
Dorsey, James M.
Date of Issue2014
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Behind the façade of a united front against the Islamic State the United States and its Gulf allies blame each other for the spectacular rise of the jihadist group that has overrun a swathe of Syria and Iraq. With the launching of US-led air attacks on Islamic State targets in Syria itself, Syrian president Bashar Al Assad is likely to emerge as a winner while his allies Russia and Iran lie low about their abetting of the Islamic State.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries 188-14
Nanyang Technological University