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The Islamic State in 2017: Rotting From the Outside In

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Jan 12, 2017 | 08:03 GMT
The scene of an explosion on Aug. 20, 2016, in Gaziantep, Turkey, after a late-night militant attack on a wedding party that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Islamic State was behind.
The scene of an explosion on Aug. 20, 2016, in Gaziantep, Turkey, after a late-night militant attack on a wedding party that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Islamic State was behind.
(AHMED DEEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The Islamic State's slow decline will continue through 2017. The group's ability to energize the jihadist movement and draw thousands of enthusiastic foreign fighters to its cause is waning. Both time and geography have worked against the organization since its initial proclamation of a caliphate and an impending apocalypse....

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