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ISIS as Icarus? Assessing the Extent of the Islamic State Threat Beyond Iraq and Syria

Few if any international security threats are consuming the world’s attention as much as the Islamic State terror group, or ISIS. What is the true nature of this threat, and particularly beyond its strongholds in Syria and Iraq? What threat does the group pose in neighboring countries and other key regions, and particularly South Asia?

Date & Time

Thursday
Oct. 15, 2015
10:00am – 12:00pm ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

Few if any international security threats are consuming the world’s attention as much as the Islamic State terror group, or ISIS. What is the true nature of this threat, and particularly beyond its strongholds in Syria and Iraq? What threat does the group pose in neighboring countries and other key regions, and particularly South Asia? Additionally, what type of threat does ISIS pose to the supremacy of al-Qaeda within the broader constellation of global terror syndicates? This event, informed in part by a new Wilson Center e-monograph, “The Islamic State as Icarus: A Critical Assessment of an Untenable Threat,” by Thomas Lynch III, will address these questions and others.


Hosted By

Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

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