“Michael W.S. Ryan presents a net assessment of ISIS: its strengths and weaknesses. The conclusion will propose some recommendations for degrading ISIS, both militarily and ideologically. Clearly, ISIS is a fluid topic, subject to change.”

This recently published comprehensive 59-page report by the Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups of the U.S. Naval War College (Newport, R.I.) is available online. Read ISIS: The Terrorist Group That Would be a State.