Iraqi security forces hold an Islamist State flag which they pulled down at the University of Anbar, in Anbar province July 26, 2015. Iraqi security forces entered the University of Anbar in the western city of Ramadi on Sunday and clashed with Islamic State militants inside the compound, the joint operations command said in a statement. REUTERS/Stringer

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ISIS and the unbearable stateness of being

September 25, 2015, Jeremy Shapiro, William McCants, Martin S. Indyk and Shadi Hamid

Will McCants’ recent essay on the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has occasioned quite a stir at Brookings. The essay is only the beginning of the conversation that is taking place here about ISIS. Martin Indyk, Shadi Hamid, and Will weigh in with some of their thoughts.

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