IT HAS been a busy two months for the Islamic State (IS), the vicious Sunni Muslim extremist group that operates in Syria and Iraq. On June 29th, a fortnight after...
ISIS may use terrorism as a tactic, but it is not a terrorist organization. Rather, it is a pseudo-state led by a conventional army. So the counterterrorism strategies that were useful against al Qaeda won’t work in the fight against ISIS.
Experts weigh in (part 5): How does ISIS approach Islamic scripture? -May 13, 2015 - Brookings - Mara Revkin explains how ISIS leverages Islamic law and scripture to justify economic activities and policies that, stripped of the religious trappings, resemble organized crime. ISIS, she writes, exploits the ambiguity of Islamic scriptural guidance on taxation by cherry-picking concepts and arguments that support its own objectives.
The Islamic State has emerged over the past two weeks as one of the world’s most aggressive state sponsors of terrorism. If ISIS has now added foreign operations to its government spending, as the recent attacks suggest, the prospects are frightening. It’s al-Qaida with even less of a conscience, more manpower, and way more money.
Inside the surreal world of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine
Defectors from the militant group describe a highly controlled media operation with choreographed violence.
An analysis of four recent polls surveying Arab public opinion towards the Islamic State.
ISIS has targeted refugee program to enter US, Homeland Security chairman says. The claim could add ammunition to critics of the White House’s refugee plans.