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The Taliban and Islamic State: Terrorists or State Builders?

Title: The Taliban and Islamic State
Subtitle: Terrorists or State Builders?
Subject Classification: Politics and Government, Religion and Faith, War and Conflict, History 
BIC Classification: JP, JW, HRH
BISAC Classification: POL037000, POL059000, SOC008070
Binding: Hardback, ebook, pp.180
Publication date: 27th March 2024
ISBN (Hardback): 978-1-80441-596-2
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-80441-597-9


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This unique study pioneers a comparative analysis between two major jihadist entities, the Taliban and the Islamic State, focusing on their state-building endeavors. It highlights the Taliban's historical state-building efforts in the 1990s, as a model for understanding similar initiatives by jihadist groups such as the Islamic State. Departing from existing literature that often examines individual jihadist groups in isolation, this study adopts a comparative approach, offering unique insights into the broader phenomenon of jihadist groups and their attempts at state-making.

Through detailed examinations of the Taliban and the Islamic State in Afghanistan and elsewhere, and the impacts of other regional actors, the study sheds light on the resurgence of these movements, even after apparent decline, as witnessed with the resurgence of the Taliban. The book will be an invaluable reference for researchers, scholars, politicians, and diplomats, concerned with the region, and with the aspirations of terror groups to engage in state-building. 


Author: Dr. Selim Öztürk is an Associate Professor in  International Relations. He lectured in the Turkish National Police Academy, Ankara, Türkiye. He is currently Cultural Attaché in the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel.


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