ISIS on the March: A conversation on the strategic future of Iraq, Syria, and international terrorism
The dramatic advances by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) inside of Iraq last week are sending shockwaves through Washington, DC, Tehran, Jerusalem, Ankara, and beyond. Ejected in February 2014 from al Qaeda's network, ISIS stands at the vanguard of today's wide array of experienced, motivated, and lethal violent extremist groups. With designs on establishing an Islamic Caliphate in Iraq and Syria, ISIS' recent advances in northern Iraq pose serious challenges to President Obama's administration, U.S. and foreign national security communities, and countless concerned parties in America and overseas. Please join us for a discussion on how ISIS' control of a large, ungoverned space straddling Iraq and Syria poses a security threat to the region and the world.
Washington Post Columnist, Associate Editor, and author of "The Director"
Former CIA Deputy Director and Deputy Director for Operations
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad
CSIS Counselor and former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the United Nations
With an introduction from:
Arnaud de Borchgrave
Transnational Threats Project Senior Adviser and Co-Director
Transnational Threats Project Senior Fellow and Co-Director
Thursday, June 19, 2014
CSIS 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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