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ISIS supporters have about 46,000 accounts on Twitter

Mar 6, 2015
According to a paper from the Brookings Institution, there are about 46,000 Twitter accounts out there being used by ISIS supporters. And they’re pretty active, too. Those accounts had an average of a thousand followers each, which is way higher than your average non-ISIS-related Twitter user.

What it takes to get a soldier's boots on the ground

Feb 11, 2015
A military-led operation against ISIS would require significant civilian support.

John Nagl says the U.S. isn't finished in Iraq

Oct 15, 2014
Retired Lt. Cl. John Nagl reflects on his time in the "first two" Iraq wars.

Airstrikes hit ISIS-controlled oil refineries

Sep 25, 2014
The targets are believed to be helping ISIS finance its operations.
A picture taken on August 10, 2014, shows a chimney at an oil field in Sheikhan, northeast of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq and near the Kurdish city of Dohuk, an area where Kurdish peshmerga forces are fighting to stop the advance of Islamic State fighters. 

What can the U.S. do to attack ISIS financially?

Sep 12, 2014
Can America effectively damage the fund-raising efforts of a non-state actor?

What a $6 billion anti-terrorist campaign amounts to

Sep 10, 2014
In the larger scheme, a $6 billion investment against ISIS is war on the cheap

What $500 million buys for the Syrian opposition

Sep 8, 2014
What does that money buy, and how do you know you're not equipping the wrong people?

For public good, not for profit.

What to do when terrorists claim your company's name

Sep 5, 2014
The sudden notoriety of ISIS is not welcome by businesses named, well, Isis.

ISIL gets rich in attack on Iraq's cities

Jun 13, 2014
The Iraqi Sunni insurgents have seized hundreds of millions from Mosul's banks.