Small Wars Journal

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Terrorism Defined and Why It Matters SWJED Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:39am
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is the most rapidly advancing terrorist group of the past five years. The problem is that it is not a terrorist group at all. Just because a group commits grave atrocities and “terrorizes” citizen populations does not make it a terrorist group. That is not what terrorism means.
Countering ISIL’s Digital Caliphate: An Alternative Model SWJED Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:00am

ISIL’s notion of a Caliphate is aligned with the concept of a community rather than of a state and strategic focus is on psychological rather than territorial control.