According to swathes of Arab public opinion, the IS narrative bears the imprint of the major powers that have used it to secure strategic advantages.
- Thursday, 01 March 2018
Is it the end of Islamic State (IS)? It is difficult to see how the group could return after the recapturing of Raqqa and Mosul, but the quick rise and apparent fall of IS has plagued the region with horrific crimes and mass destruction while planting the seeds of sectarian strife. It can be argued that the chief strategic outcome from the existence of IS was that the regional gates were left wide open for global and major regional powers to return and become active.
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