The Rise (Evolution, Expansion, and Decline?) of ISIS /Daesh – Various Perspectives

NYTimes: A Top ISIS Leader Is Killed in an Airstrike, Pentagon Says

NYTimes: John Kerry, in Brussels, Says ISIS Is Faltering in Mideast

A View of ISIS’s Evolution in New Details  of Paris Attacks – The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/20/world/europe/a-view-of-isiss-evolution-in-new-details-of-paris-attacks.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

 

In Rise of ISIS, No Single Missed Key but Many Strands of Blame
The New York Times

By the time the U.S. withdrew from Iraq, it thought it had subdued the Islamic State. The group is now on a very different trajectory. Read the full story at:

https://apple.news/AMlHKWN9DTFeCNDioP4hMqw

Also, for a non-exhaustive Webliography on the rise of ISIS/Daesh, see, e.g.,

‪https://www.ctc.usma.edu/isil-resources‬

‪http://www.cfr.org/iraq/islamic-state/p14811‬

‪https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43612.pdf‬

‪http://web.stanford.edu/group/mappingmilitants/cgi-bin/groups/view/1‬

‪https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/situating-the-emergence-of-the-islamic-state-of-khorasan‬

‪https://www.ctc.usma.edu/v2/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/CTC-The-Group-That-Calls-Itself-A-State-December20141.pdf‬

‪http://www.economist.com/search/gcs?ss=ISIS#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=ISIS&gsc.page=1‬

‪https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=legal+status+Isis+daesh+&btnG=&as_sdt=1%2C10&as_sdtp=‬

‪http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/analysis/2014/08/28/Prosecution-of-ISIS-poses-challenge-to-intenational-justice.html‬

‪https://www.academia.edu/9951214/The_Statehood_of_ISIS_between_practice_international_law_and_religion‬

‪http://jurist.org/hotline/2014/07/bilal-khan-force-isis.php‬

‪http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/view_from_chicago/2014/09/war_against_isis_in_syria_obama_s_legal_and_political_justifications.html‬

And for the declassified Judicial Watch-obtained 5 AUG 12 DoD Intelligence Summary on Iraq:

http://www.judicialwatch.org/document-archive/pgs-287-293-291-jw-v-dod-and-state-14-812-2/

And see PBS Frontline’s

The Rise of ISIS:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/rise-of-isis/

and

ISIS in Afghanistan:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/isis-in-afghanistan/

and

ISIS expansion in Libya, Nigeria, Senegal:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/22/world/africa/us-scrambles-to-contain-growing-isis-threat-in-libya.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

and

Govern, Kevin H., Smart Power for Hard Problems: The Role of Special Operation Forces Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights in Africa (July 10, 2013). 1 U. Balt. J. Int’l L. 154 et. seq. (2013). Available at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2292716

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