How do we defeat ISIS?

Dear friends,

In the past two years, ISIS has grown and spread like a cancer. ISIS is hijacking social media and other online tools to radicalize, recruit, spread propaganda, and plan attacks.

From California, to New York and from Texas to Minnesota, American youth are...

Key ISIS Strategist, Spokesman Reportedly Killed in Syria

CEP is releasing updated resources on ISIS Strategist and Spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, whose death was announced by the terror group but has yet to be confirmed. Adnani led ISIS’s sophisticated use of social media to propagandize, recruit followers worldwide, and inspire violence and was responsible for exporting ISIS terror attacks internationally.

ISIS – The Terrible Twos

The rise of ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) took much of the world by storm. In a 2014 interview with the New Yorker, President Obama pronounced the blood-spattered theocratic gang to be no more than a “JV squad” (compared with the varsity squad, al Qaeda) with...

Iraq’s Downward Spiral: A Boon to ISIS

Ever since ISIS captured Mosul in June 2014, political and military leaders in Iraq and the United States have regarded the liberation of Iraq’s second-largest city as a sine qua non for rolling back the caliphate. The campaign against ISIS has made progress on many fronts, but predictions...

The Brussels Attacks: Years in the Making

When ISIS suicide bombers attacked Zaventem airport and the Maelbeek metro station on 22 March, a sense of horror descended on the city that is not just our home but the European heart of what our organization does: fight extremism.

The Huffington Post: ISIS’s Dangerous Arsenal: Exposed

CEP Research Analyst Marielle Harris details in this blog the sophisticated weaponry in the possession of ISIS, including anti-aircraft missiles, chemical weapons, and programmable driverless car bombs. Harris says no one should doubt ISIS’s ability and willingness to...