Why the Islamic State’s "caliphate" is not sustainable

Teil IX unserer Serie zum „Islamischen Staat“
Last November, the media organisation of the „Islamic State“ (IS) published a video, the sole purpose of which was to prove that the „caliphate“ which the IS has established in June 2014 was in fact a proper state. The v
Last November, the media organisation of the „Islamic State“ (IS) published a video, the sole purpose of which was to prove that the „caliphate“ which the IS has established in June 2014 was in fact a proper state. The video highlighted a host of institutions in order to drive home the claim of real statehood, including examples like a working judiciary, a prison administration, a schooling system, and so on. At one point in the video, the IS claimed that it was also financially independent and had apt resources at its disposal, namely oil and gas.
However, while it is true that the IS controls a number of oil and gas fields in Syria as well as in Iraq, we have by now enough evidence to be rather sure that the economic base of the „caliphate“ is by no means sustainable...
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Author:Yassin Musharbash
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-391380
URL:http://www.sicherheitspolitik-blog.de/2015/02/13/why-the-islamic-states-caliphate-is-not-sustainable/
Parent Title (German):sicherheitspolitik-blog.de
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Report
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2015/02/13
Date of first Publication:2015/02/13
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/01/22
Tag:IS; Iraq; Syria; economy; islamic state; oil; terrorism
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HeBIS PPN:369604709
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Politikwissenschaft
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