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The Islamic State In 2017: Rotting From The Outside In

Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:10
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from STRATFOR

– this post authored by Scott Stewart

The Islamic State has entered into a slow decline that will continue throughout 2017. After its inception, the group energized the jihadist movement and drew thousands of enthusiastic foreign fighters by announcing the creation of a caliphate and assuring its followers that the end of the world was near. This enabled the Islamic State to rapidly amass manpower and capabilities – at least at first. But both time and geography have worked against the organization since its initial proclamation of a caliphate and an impending apocalypse.

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