ISIS Governance in Syria

  Download the PDF   By Charles C. Caris & Samuel Reynolds The Islamic State’s June 2014 announcement of a “caliphate” is not empty rhetoric. In fact, the idea of the caliphate that rests within a controlled territory is a core part of ISIS’s political vision. The ISIS grand strategy to realize this vision involves…

How ISIS Games Twitter

The militant group that conquered northern Iraq is deploying a sophisticated social-media strategy. J.M. Berger Jun 16 2014, 2:00 PM ET Pete Simon/Flickr The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Sunni militant group that…