Caliphate Reborn? The Rise of ISIS

The Rise of ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization has garnered considerable attention in recent months as it has swept across much of northern Syria and Iraq. It has also become notorious for its numerous human rights violations including abductions, beheadings, and wholesale massacres of civilians. This presentation examines the ‘mindset’ behind these actions. It also places the group within the broader context of the recent history of Syria and Iraq.



Caliphate reborn? The Return of ISIS is just one of the several lectures and books written by DCLCP staff and faculty. Our materials are used by a variety of students, professors, military personnel, and those just interested in educating themselves.

"... I'm a former Army Ranger and current police officer. I've been doing research on the rise and fall of ISIS for a research paper in one of my classes. I just wanted to compliment you on your presentation. It really helped me understand a lot more of what is going on in the Middle East, even beyond just ISIS, itself. I'm sending a link to Caliphate Reborn to some of my friends who are still actively hunting these guys in hopes that they can better understand their enemy."
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