The definitive history of the Islamic State — told by one of a handful of experts
who studied the group long before it became what it is today.
— Peter Neumann, King’s College London
With original and powerful analysis, The Master Plan should be required reading for anyone attempting to understand both ISIS and al-Qaeda and the implications for contemporary global security.
— Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University
For too many years, the United States and its allies have failed to understand the ideological drive of the people who lead ISIS. Brian Fishman tells us who they are, what they think and where they hope to be headed. His work needs to be read by policy makers and average citizens alike.
— General John P. Abizaid, U.S. Army (Ret.), former commander, U.S. Central Command