Craig Whiteside

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Craig Whiteside is an Associate Professor at the Naval War College Monterey, California where he teaches national security affairs.

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Foreign Policy Essay

The Islamic State's Coming Rural Revival

Editor's Note: We've seen this move before. Once again, the Islamic State is on the run, and once again, we are hoping that this is the beginning of the end. Not so fast, contend my Brookings colleague Will McCants and Craig Whiteside of the Naval War College. They look at the period between 2008 and 2011 when the Islamic State's predecessors went to ground in Iraq and draw lessons for how the group might behave a second time around.