International Security & Foreign Policy

After the Caliphate: Reassessing the Jihadi Threat and Restoring Stability in the Fertile Crescent

Grant Year: 2017

Tally Helfont and Barak Mendelsohn will lead an effort to develop potential policies to bring about the political-military stability of the territory once controlled by the Islamic State. They will direct a team of researchers to explore how the next phase of the competition between jihadi groups and the states of the region might evolve. They will examine Arabic-language jihadi commentaries and analyses as well as the thinking of U.S. policymakers with respect to the continuing political-military competition in areas formerly occupied by the Islamic State. The project’s findings will appear in a monograph as well as a volume of the journal Orbis.

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