Since Saddam Hussein’s overthrow in 2003, Iraq has been enduring severe sociopolitical hardships. Unsolved issues on the sectarian and security level have left the door open to the development of insurgency groups such as al-Qaeda in Iraq, whose notorious heir ISIS has sadly characterized the past few years of Iraqi history. How was ISIS born, how did it manage to expand so rapidly, and what led to its decline? Which political and socioeconomic reasons pushed locals to join ISIS? How might the current challenges in Iraq affect the future of ISIS and similar organizations?
Dr. Munqith M. Dagher, President and Chairman, IIACSS (Al Mustakilla) Research Group
Paolo Maggiolini, Catholic University of Milan and ISPI
Andrea Plebani, Catholic University of Milan and ISPI
Valeria Talbot, ISPI
This event was inspired by the field research of Dr. M. Dagher, who interviewed former ISIS fighters detained in Iraqi prisons. He will present and discuss the results of his work during this international lecture.
The Guest Speaker Munqith M. Dagher's presentation is available here