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Totalitarian Insurgency: Evaluating the Islamic State’s In-Theater Propaganda Operations by Charlie Winter examines the in-theater propaganda strategies of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Although much attention has rightly been paid to their online recruiting and social media campaigns, their in-theater strategies are equally compelling and strategically targeted. As ISIS and al-Qaeda continue to inspire and sponsor new franchises around the globe, the issue of how to control access to counter-narratives becomes more urgent; this first look at in-theater strategies provides the basis for further research and investigation into the in-theater and online competition for ideas and influence around the world.
United States Naval War College, Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups
Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups, Islamic State, Propaganda Operations
Winter, Charlie, "Totalitarian Insurgency: Evaluating the Islamic State’s In-Theater Propaganda Operations" (2017). CIWAG Case Studies. 15.