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The Defeat and Survival of the Islamic State

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Dec 7, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
Iraqi fighters enter the city of Qaim on Nov. 3 near a wall bearing an image of the Islamic State flag.

Iraqi fighters enter the city of Qaim on Nov. 3 near a wall bearing an image of the Islamic State flag. The Islamic State has lost most of the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria, but it is far from becoming merely a virtual organization.

(AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

The jihadist movement has redefined itself after numerous losses, its remnants re-emerging each time to wage insurgencies and conduct acts of terrorism....

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