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Experts weigh in (part 7): Is ISIS good at governing?

April 18, 2016, Hassan Hassan and William McCants

ISIS’ model of governance should be assessed both before and after coalition airstrikes against the group began, Hassan Hassan argues—before the strikes, ISIS had a freer hand to implement its policies. Through savagery and governance, ISIS both deterred and incentivized communities under its control.

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