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ADVISORY: CAP and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy to Host a Discussion on Understanding ISIS
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ADVISORY: CAP and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy to Host a Discussion on Understanding ISIS

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, October 16, the Center for American Progress and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy will host a discussion on the emergence and proliferation of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, in the Middle East. The potency of the ISIS threat has galvanized one of the largest global coalitions in warfare history. More than one year into the anti-ISIS campaign, the results have been mixed, and ISIS has demonstrated surprising resilience.

Featured panelists Will McCants, author of The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State, and Hassan Hassan, co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, will discuss how they understand ISIS as an organization and its main strengths and weaknesses.

Members of the media can RSVP here.

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Opening remarks:
William Wechsler, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:
Will McCants, Director, Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World; Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution
Hassan Hassan, Nonresident Fellow, Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Moderated by:
Nancy Okail, Executive Director, Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy


Friday, October 16, 2015
3:00 p.m. ET – 4:00 p.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005

For more information, contact Sally Tucker at [email protected] or 202.481.8103.


The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, or TIMEP, is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to understanding and supporting Middle Eastern countries undergoing democratic transitions and committed to informing U.S. and international policymakers and the public of developments in these countries.

There is an ample supply of information and expertise on Middle Eastern politics in Western think tanks, media, and academia. However, there is a dearth of knowledge about, and little understanding of, how regional political changes affect the everyday lives and needs of the region’s people. With the support of our deeply knowledgeable and extensive network of actors in the region, TIMEP is committed to having these marginalized voices be acknowledged. The analyses provided by TIMEP will particularly aim to connect those outside the region with local knowledge and perspectives.

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