Center for Strategic Communication

What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Escalating Syria Attack, Russia Fires Missiles from Warships Andrew E. Kramer, Anne Barnard / The New York Times Sharply escalating its role in Syria, the Russian military launched on Wednesday medium-range cruise missiles from nearly 1,000 miles away,...

Why Is ISIS So Bad?

Why is ISIS bad? It’s a basic question that I encounter a lot, along with the related question, why is ISIS so evil? Good and evil are value judgments, so everyone will have a different opinion about what deserves the labels. But we can at least say that ISIS (aka the...

What We Are Reading

  Key Reads   Islamic State attacks Syrian rebels near Turkish border Tom Perry / Reuters Islamic State has launched a new offensive against Syrian rebels north of Aleppo, gaining ground near the Turkish-Syrian border in an area where Turkey and the United States aim...

What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Turkey Says It is Prepared to Join U.S. in ‘Comprehensive Struggle’ Against Islamic State Ayla Albayrak / The Wall Street Journal Turkey said Wednesday it is preparing to join the U.S. in a more substantive military effort against Islamic State as the U.S....

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...