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A Strategy Toward Defeating ISIS

Edward P. Djerejian

A Strategy Toward Defeating ISIS.

The Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris demonstrated a change in strategy by the Islamic State — a willingness to strike outside of the Middle East. However, this yields an opportunity for a U.S.-led coalition to come together to defeat a common enemy, writes Baker Institute director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian. 

Read the ambassador's policy brief outlining the key elements of a coordinated strategy toward defeating ISIS, below.  An Arabic translation follows (PDF).  Asharq Al Awsat published this work as an op-ed (Arabic) on Jan. 3, 2016.