Foreign Policy Focus #115 – The Rise of ISIS with Will Porter

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Will Porter returns to FPF for ep. 115. Will discuss the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Will starts with the origins and founders of the group that would one day declare a caliphate. Will analyzes the US role in Iraq, Libya, and Syria that led to the rise of IS. Will then describes the narrative of IS as it reaches its peak and anti-ISIS coalitions start to build.

This is part one of a two-part series of the rise and fall of ISIS.

Will Porter is a journalist and commentator with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and Mid East affairs.

His freelance work can be found at the Libertarian Institute and Antiwar.com.

Articles

The Redline and the Rat Line [Link]

2012 DIA memo [Link]

Press report of U.S. weapons in militant hands [Link] [Link]

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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan