Book Review: After ISIS by Seth Frantzman written By: Lela Gilbert, BESA Center -(December 18, 2019)

Photo of Author Seth Frantzman (Source: Wikipedia)

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,375, By: Lela Gilbert, December 18, 2019

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: October 27, 2019 marked the death of infamous “Caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Once his demise had been confirmed, optimistic media voices asserted that the last chapter of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had been written. The western world very much wants to believe we are living in a new, post-ISIS era. But are we?

Several months before the death of Islamist madman Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Israeli journalist and scholar Seth Frantzman published his tour de force volume, After ISIS: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East—a thought-provoking and at times heartbreaking narration of war and its ongoing aftermath.

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