Tue, 15 October 2019
The Islamic State (also known as ISIS) has been expelled from all its capital cities and its fighters have been scattered across Syria and Iraq. But Colin P. Clarke of the RAND Corporation explains in his new book After the Caliphate, this does not mean the jihadist idea is defeated nor its threats removed. IS fighters are still active in Syria and IS terrorists strike almost every week somewhere in Iraq, and then there’s Libya, Nigeria, Indonesia and the Philippines. The Islamic State is alive at least in aspiration, in all those places and more.