Mara Revkin

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Mara Revkin is an associate professor of law at the Duke University School of Law and a nonresident scholar with the Carnegie Endowment’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program.

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Law and Lawfare in the Islamic State

Last month, the Islamic State’s official media outlet, al-Furqān, released its first video in over a year, entitled, “The Structure of the Khilafah.” Al-Furqān is known for producing the group’s most horrific propaganda, including infamous footage showing the torture and execution of journalists, aid workers, and POWs, so it is noteworthy that the latest video features relatively little violence.