The Social Media War on ISIS

Last Monday marked a year since the declaration of a caliphate in Iraq and Syria by the extremist group Daesh (Islamic State, ISIL, ISIS). Despite maintaining and even expanding their territorial claims over the past year, some argue that their greatest accomplishment is their social media campaign. Assisting in attracting fighters and spreading their extremist […]

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The ‘Incomplete’ Strategy Against ISIS

The deployment of an additional 450 military personnel to train Iraqi forces is a necessary, but political solutions will also be needed to combat Daesh.

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What’s in a Name?: Boko Haram renames itself the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP)

Boko Haram has recently declared its allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and renamed itself the Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP).

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What We Are Reading

Key Reads   How to Make Sure Iran Is a Nuclear Non-Proliferator John Kerry and Ernest Moniz / Foreign Policy Without fanfare or hoopla, the NPT has succeeded in making the world a safer place. And now Tehran is back in the fold.   Death toll rises to 3,800 in Nepal earthquake Rama Lakshmi and […]

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What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Iran’s powerful Guard rejects inspection of military sites The Washington Post International nuclear inspectors will be barred from all Iranian military sites under any deal with world powers, a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guard Corps said Sunday, setting up a potential standoff as negotiators try to reach a final agreement on […]

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