YPFP Brussels - Policy Picnics - Tackling ISIS: Jihadist Colonialism as Terrorism and Finding a Solution

As ISIS continues to gain territory in both Syria and Iraq, Europe and the US must make a plan of action to address a maturing, effective and dangerous group whose objective is to create a Caliphate. We will discuss together possible options for this plan: What is the right course of action? Troops on the ground? Air strikes? Financial aid? Ally with Assad? How do we address the issue of foreign recruits?

Bring a blanket and refreshments of the eating or drinking variety and come prepared for an interesting discussion.

Meeting point: Parc du Cinquantenaire, entrance at Rue de La Loi. In the case of rain, we will meet at the Exki on Rue Froissart 94.

Reading material:

Two Arab countries fall apart http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21604230-extreme-islamist-group-seeks-create-caliphate-and-spread-jihad-across

A Military Campaign Alone Is Not the Solution to ISIS http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/09/15/does-the-us-have-allies-it-needs-to-fight-isis/a-military-campaign-alone-is-not-the-solution-to-isis

Violence and Terror - A Comprehensive Solution for Stopping Daesh http://www.friendsofeurope.org/media/uploads/2015/05/FoE-Daesh-REPORT-2015.pdf 

The Islamic State's first year http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/06/iraq-isis-baghdadi-al-qaeda-mosul-raqqa--syria-yemen.html

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/isis-wahhabism-saudi-arabia_b_5717157.html

Middle East Time Bomb: The Real Aim of ISIS Is to Replace the Saud Family as the New Emirs of Arabia http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/isis-aim-saudi-arabia_b_5748744.html 


Slaying, Slaughtering, and Burning: ISIS, the Cinematic Caliphate http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/slaying-slaughtering-and-burning-isis-cinematic-caliphate


August 19, 2015 at 12pm - 1:30pm
Parc Cinquantenaire
Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée 24
Brussels 1000
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