The sources of Middle East extremism are profoundly complex and intertwined, composed of economic, social, political, and cultural dimensions. As important as the socioeconomic and political aspects of the present crisis are, however, the cultural difficulties are equally challenging, perhaps uniquely so.
"Socioeconomic Roots of Middle East Radicalism,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 55
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol55/iss4/4