Even if we destroy ISIS, the region’s history of sectarian grievances, factionalism, and instability will continue to spur into being and sustain Islamic militants that are just as much a threat to civil order. An article below recommends a book by Jason Burke to help shape our thinking about how best to confront these groups: The New Threat: The Past, Present, and Future of Islamic Militancy.
Forgive the cliché: This book is essential reading. No hyperbole required. The New Threat -“new” in the sense that the danger posed by violent Islamism is evolving-deserves the careful attention of anyone appreciating the urgency of the West recalibrating its response to that danger.