Chapter 1: Jihadist Insurgency: Failure and Destruction Breed Resilience Chapter 2: Islamic Regression, Jihadist Frustration and Takfirist Hyper Violence Chapter 3: The Islamic State Islamist "Fifth Wave" Islamist Worldview Chapter 4: The Islamic State's Impact on Jihadist Insurgency in Iraq and Syria Chapter 5: The Islamic State's Reorientation of Jihad in Egypt and Libya Chapter 6: The Islamic State's Impact on Jihadist War in Nigeria and Mali Chapter 7: The Islamic State's Totalistic War against the West Chapter 8: The Jihadist Forever War: Six Key Conclusions
Anthony N. Celso is professor of security studies at Angelo State University.
Anthony N. Celso's new book, The Islamic State: A Comparative History of Jihadist Warfare is a masterpiece of meticulously documented detail, unique in its scope, clarity, and compelling analysis. This is a must read for anyone teaching a course on ISIS or is simply a fan of history, who wants to understand what lies behind the daily headlines. -- Michael W.S. Ryan, Jamestown Foundation