Adam Hanieh

Adam Hanieh is a senior lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and the author of Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East.

    A Brief History of ISIS

    by Adam Hanieh

    This article was first published on the Jacobin site. We republish it here with our thanks for their permission. 

    Members loyal to ISIS wave their flag during a parade in June 2014. Reuters
    Members loyal to ISIS wave their flag during a parade in June 2014. Reuters

    In the wake of the November 13 attacks in Paris, much of the Left has linked the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to the deepening imperialist violence in the Middle East.

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