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Book Examines Islamic State's History, Tactics, Vision

An American analyst on violent extremism and radical Islam argues that the focus on state building, the belief that fear is the quickest path to power, and an apocalyptic vision are the reasons Islamic State failed when it was first established, but also why it later succeeded. William McCants, director of the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution, is the author of The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State....

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