A PRESENTATION BY
Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
WITH COMMENTARY FROM
Frederic C. Hof
Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Acting Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Jihadists in Iraq and Syria, led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) are capturing cities, energy facilities, and military hardware daily. They now control a territory the size of Jordan and are building a state from which they aspire and are increasingly able to attack US regional interests, allies, and the United States itself.
In a new Hariri Center publication, "Losing Syria and Iraq to Jihadists," Fellow Faysal Itani outlines the threat that ISIS poses to US interests and security. He refutes the argument that Bashar al-Assad and Nouri al-Maliki could be allies against jihadists, or that extremist groups in Syria should simply be left to fight one another. Please join the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for an engaging discussion on this timely issue and options for a US response.