"Asia and Africa today" - is a scientific
monthly journal (in Russian).
Included in EBSCO Publishing.
ISSN 0321-5075
Published since July 1957.

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RESERVE ARMY OF THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT (ISIL) RESOURCE AND MANEUVER by L.L.Fituni, corresponding member of the RAS; I.O.Abramova, corresponding member of the RAS, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Science (RAS)
Keywords: «Islamic state», LIH, terrorism, radical Islam, global governance, the Muslim Diaspora, migration
The fight against international terrorism in recent years has focused on one, apparently, the main front - anti-ISIL group. Despite the efforts of the military coalition, brought together more than 60 states, the so-called «Islamic State» has managed to gain control of vast territories in Asia and North Africa.
The authors consider a fundamentally important question: what reserves allow far worse armed, poorly trained professionally, financially less secured forcers continue resistance?