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Edited by Elizabeth Quintana and Jonathan Eyal
The second of two reports exploring international efforts to counter ISIS examines three key elements of the military aspect: the air campaign, the land component and the battle of the narrative
Don Thieme reviews The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq, by Emma Sky
Political disunity in Iraqi Kurdistan risks undermining efforts to combat Daesh
Edited by Jonathan Eyal and Elizabeth Quintana
The first of two reports exploring international efforts to counter ISIS lays out the political backdrop to practical efforts to tackle the group
Two new RUSI reports suggest Western military efforts to eliminate ISIS from the Middle East may result only in the Balkanisation of the region. Instead, the best hope of countering the extremist group may come from within.
Defeating Daesh means more than air campaigns and counter-extremism: it means understanding, and working to counter their strategy and their resonance.
This article examines the influence of the sharp disagreements over the Iraq War on the dynamics between governments and their Muslim communities.
The aim of this Whitehall Paper is to study the changing capabilities of the Gulf’s military forces and to assess what impact force building plans may have on the regional military balance.
It is only comparatively recently that the present configuration of independent states in the Gulf was established. This helps to explain the sensitivities of them all to the issue of external...
Sir Patrick Hine et al
Rosemary Hollis and Edward Foster