Foreign Policy Presentation

ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)

Who are they?

In short, ISIS is a radical militant group of rebels that has taken over various masses of land because of a failing dictatorship. ISIS is also fully able to fund itself, Isis has secured huge cashflows from oilfields in eastern Syria, which it commandeered in late 2012. It also reaped windfalls from the smuggling of raw materials plundered from the crumbling state and priceless antiquities from archeological digs.
Iraq Explained -- ISIS, Syria and War

How Did They Rise to Power?

Power Vacuum & Where?

A power vacuum is explained as that of a sudden amount of power that is up for grabs, and is often taken advantage of by an individual, or a group of individuals solely because of opportunity and not necessarily political selection.
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Resources & Credentials

  1. "Iraq Explained -- ISIS, Syria and War." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2015.
  2. Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2015
  3. "The Growth of ISIS." Http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/16/isis-islamic-state-iraq-levant-q-and-a. N.p., n.d. Web.
  4. Kirkuki, Kemal. "The West’s Best Ally Against ISIS." The New York Times. The New York Times, 16 Dec. 2015. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.

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