In what seems to be such a short time, ISIS has risen to the top of the news through brutality and ruthlessness. Benjamin Hall, a journalist whose focus on conflict has taken him inside many of the world's hot spots, offers first-hand knowledge of how this came to be possible. He gives historical perspective and understanding of the complex political landscape of the countries where ISIS is working to establish a caliphate.
Despite numerous warnings from intelligence services, ISIS' rise to power has left countries around the world floundering for solutions. Today, we face a threat that is more violent, powerful and financially stronger than ever before. In this book, journalist Benjamin Hall will provide insights by answering the basic questions we still don't have the answers to: Who are they? Where did they come from? How are they so successful, so quickly? How can they be stopped? By embedding himself behind enemy lines, Hall provides a riveting narrative based on first-hand experience and personal interviews. He goes beyond the vicious jihadis to reveal a generation of chaos and uncover a volatile region engulfed in turmoil. Hall reveals why ISIS is a problem that will define the Middle East - and the West - for decades to come.