Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

The US national security state has for the past quarter-century been preoccupied with something it has called “jihadism.” From the aftermath of the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan through the September 11, 2001 attacks to the rise of the self-declared Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, or ISIS, the specter of mobile Muslim multitudes wreaking global havoc has given rise to an equally vast body of commentary.

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How to cite this article:

Darryl Li "A Jihadism Anti-Primer," Middle East Report 276 (Fall 2015).