What's Next for ISIS after Raqqa?
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
Stateside with David Shuster / i24News
October 17, 2017
Matthew RJ Brodsky joins David Shuster on i24News "Stateside" to discuss what next for ISIS after U.S.-backed forces take their self-declared capital in Raqqa, Syra. Brodsky explains that ISIS 2.0 is around the corner, especially as the conditions are still ripe across the region. The Sunnis will remain dispossessed in Syria and Iraq with the rise of Iran and the Shi'i. There may be less recruits willing to join from the West but attacks against Western targets may actually increase. Europe will also likely discover that the refugees who came by the droves will not be beating a path back to their countries of origin. As long as the ideology of political Islamism endures, it will attract followers.