The Islamic State through regional lens

This series examines the reaction of key Middle Eastern actors, as well as looking at European policy options, the dynamics driving IS itself, and the impact within Syria and Iraq respectively. 

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Welcome to ECFR’s new project, The Islamic State through the Regional Lens.

This series examines the reaction of key Middle Eastern actors, as well as looking at European policy options, the dynamics driving IS itself, and the impact within Syria and Iraq respectively. Each of the 14 pieces presents and dissects the perspective of one of the different actors, mapping out the threats and interests driving developments.

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