The Future of IS Provinces and Affiliates: Survival or Decline?

KAS and IFI hold conference on threat potential of IS provinces

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The ideology of the so-called Islamic State (IS) has, from the outset, included a clear message of territorial expansion and worldwide domination. In 2014 and 2015, IS declared a total of 20 new provinces. However, with the imminent military defeat of the core of IS in Iraq and Syria, the future of the IS branches, provinces and affiliates seems unclear. To discuss these post-IS scenarios, the Syria/Iraq office and the Issam Fares Instituteorganised a two day conference on 21 and 22 March 2017. The conference brought together international experts, academics and researchers from 14 countries.

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Nils Wörmer, Lucas Lamberty

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Lebanon, March 28, 2017

Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. Ole Schröder opens the conference
The conference attracted a large crowd of diplomats, analysts, journalists and students
The panel on the threat IS poses for Sub-Sahara Africa