Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Ibrahim Al-Marashi is Associate Professor of Middle East History at California State University San Marcos, and an advisory board member of the Intern... ational Security and Conflict Resolution (ISCOR) program at San Diego State University. He is the co-author of Iraq’s Armed Forces: An Analytical History (2008), The Modern History of Iraq (2016), and A Concise History of the Middle East (2025).


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By de­clar­ing a caliphate, al-Bagh­da­di has giv­en his fol­low­ers some­thing tan­gi­ble to fight for even af­ter his death.

Opinion by Ibrahim Al-Marashi
Published On 28 Oct 2019
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi