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Studium Generale | Ask a Scientist | #1 Is it really the end of ISIS? - Pieter Nanninga

When:Th 26-09-2019 20:00 - 21:30
Where:Usva Theater Munnekeholm 10 Groningen

#1 Sorry, what did you say? Trump Declares ISIS ‘100%’ Defeated in Syria.
This claim dates from February 2019. But how true is this? Just two weeks after President Donald Trump triumphantly declared the “100 percent” defeat of the Islamic State’s caliphate, his national security advisor, John Bolton, admitted on television that “the ISIS threat will remain” and that this explained why a small “observer force” would now stay in Syria. Is the Caliphate really over? Did the Islamic State lose all its power in Syria and Iraq, or will it be able to stage a comeback in the near future? Is it still able to execute attacks in the region, or in Europe? More information