It was only in the last two or three years that the Islamic State group, or ISIS, came under the spotlight. With its violence and brutality, there quickly became one of the biggest terror groups that was to be reckoned with. With their headquarters mostly in Syria and Iraq, how is it that the group has managed to recruit members from all over the world, including in South East Asia and Europe, and brainwashed even the smartest of millennials?
Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger, two of America’s leading experts on terrorism, dissect the new model for violent extremism that ISIS has leveraged into an empire of death in Iraq and Syria, and an international network that is rapidly expanding in the Middle East, North Africa and around the world.