The Inner Workings of ISIS

A conversation with:
Michael Weiss
Senior Editor, The Daily Beast
Author, ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror 

Martin Chulov 
Middle East Reporter
The Guardian 

Jade Parker 
Senior Research Associate
VNSA Cybersecurity and Cyber Warfare Capabilities 

Moderated by:
Barry Pavel 
Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for a public discussion with a panel of experts focusing on the inner workings of the Islamic State (ISIS) and how the US-led anti-ISIS coalition can translate this understanding into military success against the group.

The Islamic State (ISIS) initially seized the international spotlight by capturing territory spanning western Iraq and eastern Syria, instilling fear in its opponents and administering brutal rule over civilian populations under its control. Over time, ISIS has inspired and carried out attacks from San Bernardino to Paris to the Maghreb and Sinai, becoming a challenge of global proportions. ISIS continues to hold territory, carry out attacks in Iraq and Syria, and brutalize the people living under its rule even as the group faces increasing pressure from the US-led international coalition formed to degrade and destroy it.

As the Iraqi government gears up for a US-supported campaign to retake the city of Mosul, how can states translate their understanding of ISIS and its ideology into military successes? How can the US and its partners disrupt the image the group presents online through social media and lessen its appeal to potential recruits? The event will feature Michael Weiss, co-author of the book ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, as well as Martin Chulov of The Guardian and ISIS cyber researcher Jade Parker of TAPSTRI.


Join the conversation by following @ACScowcroft and using the hashtag #ACMideast
Atlantic Council.

1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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