Beware the Women of ISIS: There Are Many, and They May Be More Dangerous Than the Men​

  ICSVE is proud to announce our new report by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. & Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.d. released August 21, 2017 in the Daily Beast "This report from the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism raises frightening questions about women returning from the ‘caliphate’—if they can return at all. Editor’s Note: As police tracked down the members of the cell … [Read more...]

What to Expect Following a Military Defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq?

By Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D. & Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. In the struggle against ISIS and the so-called Islamic State, the United States and its allies continue to achieve significant military victories, as evidenced by the ongoing efforts to liberate the city of Mosul in Iraq. What happens next with the returning or migrating foreign fighters and with whatever remains of ISIS’ influence in the … [Read more...]