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Understanding ISIS

<i>"Under the Black Flag - At the Frontier of the New Jihad" by Sami Moubayed</i><p>Unsurprisingly following the rise and rise of ISIS there is a glut of writing looking to better understand and explain the roots, origins and ascent of what is widely accepted to be the richest and most dangerous 'terrorist' …

Has ISIS Invaded Turkey? | The Takeaway | WNYC

After the Ankara bombing earlier in the month, and a shootout this week between Turkish police forces and ISIS suspects, we examine the extent of …

ISIS Explained in Under 200 Words

The satirist and frequent <i>Atlantic</i> contributor Karl Sharro, who has made it his mission to thoroughly complicate our understanding of everything from free speech to the Iran deal to Mideast conflict to the war in Yemen, has done it again. This time his target is what I’d call hammer-nailism: the …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …