Associate Fellow J.M. Berger in The New York Times
A New York Times article presents newly published figures that indicate significant drops in the media output of so-called Islamic State (IS) and in the number of foreign fighters either joining or part of IS forces. Recognising this trend, ICCT Associate Fellow J.M. Berger comments that the group’s move away from selling itself as a utopia is affecting its recruitment. The article further examines how the shift in IS media output can be indicative of successful efforts to shrink IS, but it also warns that the abundance of media material it has already distributed can have an impact well into the future.
Read the article here.