Impact of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (IS) on regional equations in Middle East

Majid Bozorgmehri


The Middle East has not only accumulated a number of longstanding unresolved issues but has also served as a hotbed
for international terrorism. Recently, the so-called “Islamic State” issue has become the most pressing.
The objective of the dissertation is the portrayal of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (commonly known with the
acronym of ISIS), and its goal of instituting a new political state (the Caliphate) in the region, de facto destroying
previously established borders. The principal objective is the study of the essence of IS, predisposing factors and the
future prospects of its existence.
In addition, it should be emphasized that the discussion of the Islamic State is unfeasible without the consideration of
other confrontations, regional, Western and Russian interests; as well as the clear-cut “paradoxical alliances” prevalent
in the Middle East today.
The dissertation firstly focuses on the advancement of the terrorist group and its breaking on the international political
scene as a new global threat.
The major objective of the dissertation is to present a new analysis concerning impact of IS on regional equations in
the Middle East.
Based on a descriptive analytical method, this analysis tries to discuss the new dimensions of regional system in the
Middle East.


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