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

Regional responses to the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, have varied depending on regime perceptions of threat, not only from ISIS itself, but also from other potential rivals, challengers or enemies. Despite the jihadi group’s extensive use of violence in Syria and Iraq and its claims of responsibility for bombings and attacks in Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen—as well as France in mid-November—it was not necessarily the top security priority for any of these states.

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How to cite this article:

Curtis Ryan "Regional Responses to the Rise of ISIS," Middle East Report 276 (Fall 2015).