“After the Caliphate: Reassessing the Jihadi Threat and Stabilizing the Fertile Crescent” is a special project being carried out by FPRI’s Program on the Middle East in 2017-18, and includes a book, a thematic issue of Orbis: FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs (Summer 2018), three live FPRI events, and three podcasts meant to bring the insights of the project to a diverse audience in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and on the web.
Although most of ISIS’s territory has been wrested from its control, the threat posed by this terrorist organization and by competing jihadi actors has not diminished. How will ISIS and others utilize online platforms to continue to sow global terror? What can the authorities do in cyberspace to crack down on online recruiting? And what is the future role of military force against remnants of this deadly group in the Middle East and North Africa?