Small Wars Journal

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Oryx: Fighting The Tide: The Islamic State’s Desperate Attempts to Combat Coalition Airpower

An open source look at a non-state actor's attempts to counter the advantages of modern air forces

Riley.C.Murray Fri, 04/09/2021 - 4:33am
Terrorism Defined and Why It Matters SWJED Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:39am
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is the most rapidly advancing terrorist group of the past five years. The problem is that it is not a terrorist group at all. Just because a group commits grave atrocities and “terrorizes” citizen populations does not make it a terrorist group. That is not what terrorism means.
Meet the Neighbours: ISIS on Israel’s Doorstep SWJED Sun, 01/07/2018 - 8:17am

Despite regional territorial loses, one pocket of ISIS controlled territory remains intact, increasing its presence along the borders of Israel and Jordan.

Countering ISIL’s Digital Caliphate: An Alternative Model SWJED Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:00am

ISIL’s notion of a Caliphate is aligned with the concept of a community rather than of a state and strategic focus is on psychological rather than territorial control.