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Fri, Nov 8, 2019

The death of Baghdadi: How ISIS used al-Qaeda’s mistakes to grow a caliphate

Optimistic predictions about the end of the Islamic State (ISIS) surged in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s October 27 press conference announcing the death of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but prove misguided in the long term. The threat posed by ISIS remains high, particularly outside the para-state’s previously held territories in […]

SyriaSource by Amanda E. Rogers

Extremism Iraq

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Daragahi joins Turkey’s TRT World to discuss how Baghdadi’s death changes the fight against terrorism

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Extremism

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Daragahi interviewed on TRT World about ISIS’s actions following Baghdadi’s death

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East Terrorism

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Warrick for NBC News: Another al-Baghdadi-style raid on ISIS militants could soon become mission impossible

The U.S. special operations raid that killed the Islamic State militant group’s top terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Saturday was almost perfect. The military, the intelligence agencies, the American allies and Trump administration officials all deserve credit for this success, as well as the drone strike Monday that killed ISIS spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir. But the Trump administration’s recent actions […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East Security & Defense

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Wechsler interviewed by VOA Iran on how Baghdadi’s death impacts US counterterrorism efforts

In the News by Atlantic Council

Farsi Middle East

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Charai in The National Interest: Baghdadi’s Death Creates an Opportunity for Peace in the Middle East

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iraq Middle East

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Atlantic Council press call: The death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Atlantic Council experts respond to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and unpack its implications on the future of ISIS and US counterterrorism efforts going forward.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Middle East Security & Defense

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Fontenrose quoted in The Washington Examiner on party concerns over Baghdadi raid

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East National Security

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

El-Gamal joins France24 to discuss what’s next for Islamic State group after US raid

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East National Security

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Wechsler quoted in Vox on Baghdadi raid

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Middle East