ISIS, the clash of and within civilization?

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), has risen dramatically throughout the last decade and has gained a greater importance in the international relations’ scene. It is now the richest terrorist group in the world and even Al Qaeda finds its methods too violent. Moreover, as Huntington argued, the new actors in international conflicts are no longer nation-states but civilization. He defines this concept as the “highest cultural grouping of people (…) defined both by common objective elements (language, history, religion, customs, institutions) and by the subjective self-identification of people”. Isis is an illustration of this new conception...

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