The implications of ISIS
As the international community debate expanded military action against ISIS, Dean C Alexander evaluates the group’s success and calls for multilateral efforts to counter its message
The so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) that has swept into power in parts of Syria and Iraq presents an imminent danger to the global community, with its capacity as an effective, ideologically-motivated and bloodthirsty fighting force, coupled with its expanding territorial reach on the ground and online. ISIS has taken on a quasi-state form that mixes modernity with ancient rites, and aggressively promotes sectarian violence and religious extremism with a . . .