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ISIS in America

Our report, ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa, is part of our ongoing mission to provide balanced, empirical analysis of the threat posed to the United States by Islamic State. The first-of-its-kind, in-depth analysis of Americans who have joined and acted on behalf of IS has received extensive media coverage since its release in 2015. 


GW extremism tracker: the islamic state in america
Up to date statistics on the ISIS in America database. 136 individuals have been charged in the U.S. with offenses related to the Islamic State since the first arrests in March 2014


The average age of people in domestic ISIS charges is 28


90% of domestic ISIS charges are males


The vast majority of domestic ISIS charges are US citizens or permanent residents



Examine the ISIS in America Database

Rukmini Callimachi

Rukmini Callimachi

Foreign Correspondent
The New York Times

"If you care about accurate and detailed coverage of ISIS in America and terrorism in general, follow @GWUPOE.”



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The Future of the Islamic State in the West

As its self-proclaimed Caliphate turns three, the Islamic State is suffering significant territorial losses. These swift and dramatic developments have major implications for terrorism dynamics in the West. On June 14, 2017, the Program hosted a conference to assess the current terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State to the West. Speakers included Dick Schoof, Daniel Byman, and Rukmini Callimachi. The event, which occured on our second anniversary, coincided with the release of our new report, Fear Thy Neighbor: Radicalization and Jihadist Attacks in the West, published in conjunction with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (Milan) and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (The Hague).