Tuesday, September 9, 2014

How Do Think Tanks View ISIS?

What are think tanks thinking about ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State?  Here is a look at what some experts at major think tanks are saying:

  • Elizabeth Pierce of Brookings: ISIS and the Politics of Radicalization.
  • F. Gregory Gause of Brookings: ISIS and the new Middle East Cold War.
  • Lina Khatib of Carnegie Middle East Center: Defeating Islamic State Requires a Saudi-Iranian Compromise; and What is the Logic Behind Islamic State's Media Strategy?
  • Kawa Hassan of Carnegie Middle East Center: Islamic State is a Consequence Not a Cause of the Current Catastrophe.
  • Mona Alami of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP): The Islamic State and the Cost of Govering.
  • Frederic Hof of Atlantic Council: ISIS in Syria - Avoiding Assad's Ambush.
  • Khaled Dawoud of Atlantic Council: ISIS at Egypt's Door.
  • Moshin Khan of Atlantic Council: ISIS and the Iraq Economy.
  • Anthony Cordesman of Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS): Winning the Campaign Against the Islamic State - Key Strategic and Tactical Challenges.
  • Richard Haass of Council on Foreign Relations (CFR): Look to Syria to Halt the Deadly March of ISIS.
  • David Barno of Center for a New American Security (CNAS): ISIS- America's Next War?
  • Justin Logan of Cato: What Sort of Problem Is ISIS?
  • Elizabeth Slattery of Heritage Foundation: Does Obama Have to Notify Congress Before Taking Military Action Against ISIS?
  • Nile Gardiner of Heritage Foundation: Obama Should Talk About ISIS the Way David Cameron Does.
  • Helle Dale of Heritage Foundation: the ISIS Propaganda War.
  • New America Foundation (NAF) maps ISIS activity.
  • The team at American Enterprise Institute (AEI) weighs in on ISIS. 

More will be coming soon...

In the meantime, here is a previous Think Tank Watch post titled "ISIS Acronym Hurting Think Tank's Reputation."