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FPRI’s Barak Mendelsohn Quoted in Voice of America on IS & al-Qaida

FPRI’s Barak Mendelsohn Quoted in Voice of America on IS & al-Qaida


“IS could settle for consolidating its caliphate in the territories it currently controls, but its hubris and messianic zeal do not allow for such limited goals,” analyst Mendelsohn said. “It is committed to pursuing military expansion alongside its state-building project. This rigid commitment to two incompatible objectives is perhaps the Islamic State’s biggest weakness.”

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