This week, Brookings hosted a book launch with Jessica Stern and co-author J.M. Berger for their new book, ISIS: The State of Terror. The panel, which also featured Brookings Fellow William McCants, details ISIS’s uniquely disturbing strategies and techniques---its unprecedented mix of brutality, media savvy, territorial gain, and recruitment. The authors also outline their recommendations for how the United States and its allies should respond to the ISIS threat. It's a timely discussion of an evolving threat.
Lawfare ran four excerpts from the book this week, which you can read below.
- Smart Mobs, Ultarviolence, and Civil Society: ISIS Innovations
- The Race to Caliphate
- ISIS and Sexual Slavery
- ISIS as Cult