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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): Whither the Islamic State?
September 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDTFree
Join us at the first event of the new season of the CIC National Capital’s Middle East Study Group (MESG) featuring Mr. Phil Gurski, a distinguished analyst and author who is well known for his extensive work on security and intelligence matters regarding violent extremism and radicalization in Canada and abroad. Taking into account the vast experience of our distinguished speaker, this event will provide the participants with a unique opportunity for interactions during Q&A.
Description: In the aftermath of the alleged ‘defeat’ of Islamic State, what remains of the terrorist group? How many ‘fighters’ are left? How many ‘affiliates’ are active. Former CSIS analyst and author of the book, The Lesser Jihads, Phil Gurski will discuss the issue of whither IS. In the wake of a series of white supremacist attacks in the US, how important is IS still and what level of resources should be dedicated to stopping it.