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Global Matters: Islamic State as civilizational challenge?

CGP experts discuss the threat of the new jihadist movement in the Middle East

News from Sep 01, 2014

Al Qaeda was the meta-threat to the West after September 11, 2001. After the assassination of Osama bin Laden, this challenge has often been considered as being overcome. The ISIS (later IS) threat is different insofar as they control territory – chunks of Syrian and Iraqi land. They are media-savvy, and were successful in establishing the narrative of being particularly cruel. That is why we ask on Global Matters how we can meet and match this threat and if the Islamic State poses a final challenge to Western (and other) civilizations. See what our experts have to say about this and join the discussion at www.global-matters.org



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