Princeton Committee of FPRI

Is ISIS Stoppable?

Clint Watts

Robert A. Fox Fellow, FPRI -

In a relatively short time, ISIS has come to dominate the global jihadi arena, boasting its own state that incorporates parts of Syria and Iraq, while spurring offshoots elsewhere in the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia and withstanding a sustain aerial campaign. FPRI’s Clint Watts has studied its strengths and vulnerabilities, and in this talk will offer his ideas on how best to defeat ISIS. A Fox Fellow at FPRI, Watts has been described by The Boston Globe as part of a new generation of “jihadi hunters” who track jihadis in social media. He is President of Miburo Solutions, Inc. and has served as an FBI Special Agent on a Joint Terrorism Task Force, Executive Officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC), and as a US Army Infantry Officer. He blogs regularly for FPRI at our blog Geopoliticus.

Related program(s)

Program on the Middle East

Program on National Security