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ISIS: The Terrorist Group That Would Be a State by Michael W.S. Ryan presents a net assessment of ISIS: its strengths and weaknesses. The conclusion will propose some recommendations for degrading ISIS, both militarily and ideologically. Clearly, ISIS is a fluid topic, subject to change; please note that information in this case study is current as of August 2015.
United States Naval War College Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups
Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups, ISS, Terrorist groups
Ryan, Michael W.S., "ISIS: The Terrorist Group That Would Be a State" (2015). CIWAG Case Studies. 4.