ICCT Associate Fellow Charlie Winter in Just Security

On 17 October 2017, ICCT Associate Fellow Charlie Winter featured in an article in Just Security on IS’s claim to responsibility of the recent Las Vegas shooting. Alongside Amarnath Amarasingam and Jade Parker, Winter discussed to what extent this claim is valid. More importantly, whether the claim is true or not, how does it benefit IS’s self- and public image? “Now that the group’s contiguous caliphate is seemingly on the way out, its ability to carry out attacks like that in Las Vegas—or, rather, the internal perception that it is able to carry out attacks like that in Las Vegas—has become instrumental to its survival as an idea.”

Read the article.