Islamic State (IS) is a radical Sunni Islamist militant group that has seized large swathes of territory in eastern Syria and across northern and western Iraq.
ISIL, ISIS, Islamic State, Daesh: What's The Difference?
ISIS threatened “to cut the tongue of anyone who publicly used the acronym Daesh," the AP wrote in September 2014.
What life is really like under the Islamic State
“Honestly, I don’t see any light in the future, I don’t have any hope.”
How ordinary Iraqis resisted the Islamic State
New data shows how Iraqis resisted the Islamic State.
Why Islamic State Is Winning : Information Clearing House
The Saudi-Israeli alliance and U.S. neocons have pressured President Obama into continuing U.S. hostility toward the secular Syrian government despite major military gains by the Islamic State and Al-Qaedas Nusra Front, leading to an emerging catastrophe in the Mideast, as Daniel Lazare explains By Daniel Lazare May 23, 2015 " Information Clearing House " - " Consortium News " - President Barack Obama and his foreign…
What Can We Do About Foreign Fighters Returning From Islamic State?
With more than 900 individuals from the UK travelling to engage with the conflict in Syria, we must ensure that robust evidence and legal tools are used against those who continue to pose a threat to our national security.
How the Islamic State managed to get supplies, electricity and food, despite being under siege
ISIS And Austrian School Economics: Why Ludwig von Mises Wouldn't Have Feared Islamic State
Why Are the Islamic State’s Commanders So Much Better Than the Iraqi Army's?
May 26, 2015, 4:03 PM A picture of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) adorns a military vehicle as Iraqi security forces and paramilitaries deploy, on May 26, 2015, in al-Nibaie area, north-west of Baghdad, during an operation aimed at cutting off Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Anbar province before a major offensive to retake the city of Ramadi. Iraqi forces closed in on Ramadi…
How to Beat Islamic State
To win against the jihadists, isolate them, undercut their appeal to Muslims and avoid a “clash of civilizations.”
What Remains of the Islamic State?
After ISIS leader Baghdadi’s death, the terrorist group still poses a threat in Syria and Iraq.
How Strong Is The Islamic State In Syria?
ISIS has lost almost all its territory, but it claimed a suicide bombing that killed four Americans. The extremist group is still believed to have thousands of fighters who have gone underground.
How defeated is the Islamic State?
President Donald Trump's decision to remove U.S. troops stationed in Syria was predicated on a seemingly simple argument: The Islamic State, the extremist group that once controlled large swatches of that country and Iraq, had been defeated "We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency," the president tweeted on Dec. 19, using an acronym to refer to the group. The White House later released a video in which Trump said "we have won against ISIS."…
How to defeat the Islamic State
The United States needs to take better advantage of its airpower advantage.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Islamic State
An accidental tour into the heart of the caliphate’s oil smuggling economy.
How the Islamic State could win
At least four things must happen, none of which lies in the realm of fantasy.
How to Destroy Islamic State (and How Not To)
Why has a ragtag force been able to hold out against the most powerful country in the world? Because America’s regional strategy is based on false precepts.
Why the Islamic State hates France
Why France in particular? While many experts focus on the Islamic State’s narrative of victory, I see a narrative of overcoming humiliation, and a chance to recover lost dignity.
Background Briefing: What is the Islamic State?
The self-proclaimed Islamic State is a militant movement that has conquered territory in western Iraq and eastern Syria. Find out more in this backgrounder.
How to think about Islamic State
Islamic State is often called ‘medieval’ but is in fact very modern – a horrific expression of a widespread frustration with a globalised western model that promises freedom and prosperity to all, but fails to deliver